Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards
Saturday November 25th, 2023
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
7PM - 9PM
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is proud to present the Tenth Annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards. Affectionately known as the SIFAs, this event is an opportunity to come together to celebrate and showcase the best of independent, local film.
Hosted this year by Métis filmmaker and comedian Moniquea Marion, join us for a fun evening and check out what our filmmakers have been up to this year. We have ten categories for our tin-niversary and cannot wait to celebrate!
All nominated films with the exception of the long-form category will be available for a 48 Hour SIFA online screening, November 24th - 26th. Winning films will be screened in person at the awards ceremony.
Tickets are free / by donation through Eventbrite.
Parking is available on-site, we will have live ASL interpretation and closed captioning for films being screened. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and theatre is at ground level, is fully accessible with automatic doors, and an accessible washroom. Snacks & non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!
While we will not be live streaming this year, we will be premiering the recording of the event the following Saturday, December 2nd, and will have it online to view.
View this year's nominees for our online screening, until Monday November 27th
Awards & Prizes:
All award winners will receive a $250 cash prize and trophy at the award ceremony.
To qualify for this category, projects must not exceed 50 minutes. A web-series with a total running time of under 50 minutes is eligible in this category.
To qualify for this category, a film or web-series must be over 50 minutes.
Best Student Film
To qualify for the student category, the filmmaker must be enrolled in post-secondary schooling, or have created their film within the last two years while being enrolled in post-secondary schooling.
Best Music Video
To qualify for this category, the director must have retained creative control of the work. Submissions must include proof that the musician(s) have permitted the submission, and that the director had creative control over the music video.
This award is given to an outstanding performance by on-screen talent in a submitted film. All nominated films will be considered for this award.
Best Technical Achievement
This award recognises achievement in the technical aspects of a nominated film, including cinematography, sound design, editing, and post-production. All nominated films will be considered for this award.
Best Youth Film Award
Open to filmmakers ages 18 and under. Young filmmakers who participated in the Filmpool’s summer youth program, YFAIR, are strongly encouraged to apply!
Best Experimental Moving Image Award
Films submitted in this category can range from video art and expanded cinema to experimental short films, or any other type of moving image.
Trudy Stewart Award for Indigenous Filmmaker
The Trudy Stewart Award is named after our late great member, Trudy Stewart as an extension of our Trudy Stewart Prize we offer every spring. This award is open to Indigenous filmmakers at any stage of their career. All eligible submitted films can be considered for this award.
The recipient of this award is chosen by the audience on the evening of the awards ceremony.