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International Film Festival



Saskatchewan International Film Festival (SIFF)’s  main  mission  is  to  break  cultural  boundaries  by cultivating  and  promoting  the  art  and  science  of  film  making.  Just  as  Canada  is  home  to people  of  different  ethnicities,  SIFF is a  venue  where  budding  and seasoned  filmmakers  from  across  the  globe  meet  and  tell  their  story  to  the  world.

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Our Goal

Is to  celebrate  cinematic  excellence in any language and break  cultural boundaries by bringing compelling  stories to life. 

Our Mission

Is to  enrich, educate, and entertain viewers, and foster connections between new and seasoned filmmakers, and film distributors.

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2023 Saskatchewan International Film Festival Finalist



December 7, 2022

Opening Date

February 28, 2023

Early Bird Deadline

April 30, 2023

Deadline of Entry Submission

May 31, 2023

Notification Date

October 14 – 21, 2023

Event Date

The Venue
Red Chairs

The Venue: Awarding Night

The Broadway Theatre

715 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B3

The Broadway Theatre is an art film and performance theatre located on Broadway Avenue in the Nutana neighborhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The theatre is Canada's only community-owned non-profit repertory cinema. Wikipedia

Meet The 

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Shayne Metcalfe

head juror is an award-winning filmmaker with 3 decades of experience working in film and television. He is a director member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC). Shayne has held many positions on productions of all sizes from acting to cinematography and has Directed and/or Produced projects seen on HULU, Amazon, APTN, CBC, and with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). In 2001 he started a production company that supplied service to productions destined for Disney, Super Channel, APTN, CTV, Super Channel, Showcase, SCN, NHL, TSN, Bell Media NBC-PAX as well as number of international distributors. He is an alumnus of the (NSI) National Screen Institute. As a film consultant and instructor, he has provided direction, training, support, and evaluation on over 200 productions from development through distribution with clients ranging from youth to seniors with various levels of experience. He is currently Head of the Motion Picture arts Program at RAIS and a Producer in the Media Production department at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Dianne Ouellette

(she/her) identifies as Métis and mixed European ancestry. She resides on Treaty 4 Territory (Regina, SK). Her indigenous origins come from Canyon Creek, Lesser Slave, and Lac la Biche (Alberta). She is a producer, writer, director, multimedia artist and curator. She completed her MFA in Media Production (2020). 

Dianne is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective and a long-time member of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. Her current film practice focus' on lost culture and language. She completed aen loo pawatamihk (wolf dream) (2020) and a short film, lii bufloo aen loo kishkishiw (buffalo wolf memory) (2022). 

Her films have been screened and awarded internationally at festivals including ImagineNATIVE + Media Arts, Wairoa Māori, Māoriland, Doxa, Fargo International, Slamdance, Antimatter [media art], Dawson City International, OurToba, Asinabka, Gimme Some Truth Documentary, Saskatchewan International Film Awards, Saskatchewan International, Regina International, Female Eye, Images, Splitski Filmski, and many more. Some exhibitions and installations include The Autobiographical Animal, exploration of animality & posthuman narrative -, Nuit Blanche, and Gallerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris.

Dianne has focused her lens on family, history, and identity for more than 30 years, working in analog and digital platforms. Sharing through film, video, photography, digital media, soundscapes, and writing, which fulfills her passion for storytelling. Mentoring others to make creative content that connects and motivates people is valuable in her creative goals. She is currently writing her first narrative feature film and developing a documentary about her Métis grandmother's life.

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Dante Nico Garcia

took up BS Clothing Technology before shifting to BS Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines. He focused on costume and set design at the university and got hired by ABS-CBN as a Production Designer in 1996.

In 2008, he ventured into scriptwriting and directing through the film Ploning which became the Philippine entry to the Best Foreign Language Film Category at the Oscars that year. He then moved to direct sitcoms and drama anthologies in TV5 and documentaries and reality shows for GMA News and Public Affairs.

After being in hiatus in Palawan for a decade, Dante recently developed PIFFmax, an app intended to be a platform for independently produced family content.

To jumpstart his advocacy, he will direct his comeback movie BikiNenengs that is intended to be shown in town plazas to encourage aspiring filmmakers in the barrios to produce content that present positive values & the beauty of the Philippines and the Filipinos.

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