Annual Screenplay Fete to Announce Winners at Yorkton Film Festival

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC), the most prestigious short film script contest in Canada, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Yorkton Film Festival (YFF) – the oldest and longest running film festival in North America.
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March 5, 2010 - PRLog -- On Saturday May 29, 2010, David Cormican, Producer and CSSC Founder, will present the writing competition’s top prize, the Golden Cinema Award to the writer of the best short script for 2009. “I’m just stoked”, says Cormican. “To be able to bring writers to the forefront of such a long-standing film festival is a real treat. It is an incredible opportunity for these scribes to be celebrated amongst an audience of industry professionals, as well as become part of a Canadian film tradition steeped in excellence”.

The CSSC’s thirteen lucky finalists will be encouraged to attend the festival, which runs May 27-30 2010  and to partake in the many films, workshops, panels networking opportunities, and Golden Sheaf Awards Gala.

Joanne McDonald, a director of the board for YFF, says “We are very pleased to welcome The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition to the Festival. Our focus is on emerging filmmakers and the CSSC is a natural fit into the YFF”

One writer will walk away with top honours: $1,000 cash prize sponsored by Year of the Skunk Productions, a production deal to have their screenplay made into a short film (to be screened at next year’s YFF), and their very own Golden Cinema trophy commemorating their achievement in screenwriting.

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About The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC)
The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions (Regina), and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers’ professional careers.


About the Yorkton Film Festival
The Yorkton Film Festival is the longest running film festival in North America. In the 63 years of its existence, the Festival has developed a tradition of recognizing excellent films and providing great professional development and learning opportunities. The Festival recognizes outstanding Canadian short films and rewards the very best with the annual Golden Sheaf Awards.

Source:Canadian Short Screenplay Competition
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