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Celluloid Summer

Super 8 and 16mm Films by local film makers

“Celluloid Summer” was an analog film project run by the Dawson City International Short Film Festival for the 2021 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival. Participants were given 4 rolls (12 minutes) of either Super 8 or 16mm film. They filmed their projects on vintage Super8 cameras or 16mm Bolex Cameras. The footage was hand processed in KIACs darkroom and transferred to digital medium for editing. All filming was silent, requiring all sound to be created in post-production. The films premiered at the 2021 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival. 

Film List

by Yasmine Renaud, Jakub Wiatrak and Chris Bullock

Bubble Face
by Aleks Bartosik and Jimmie Boddie  

by Veronica Verkley

Lake on a Claim
by Lulu Keating

by Kimberly Edgar

Texture Studies
by Bo Yeung

by Jonny Klynkramer

by Maria Sol Suarez

by Bennie Allain

Photo by Maria Sol Suarez

The Dawson City International Short Film Festival sprang into action in 2000, as a project of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and a few ambitious and creative film enthusiasts from the community. KIAC is an arts centre founded and governed by the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) that offers a range of programming; including community courses in visual and performing arts, an arts festival, a print and publishing festival, an art camp for kids, a contemporary art gallery, an artist in residence program and more.