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We invite you on a SAFARI at this year’s South African Market! Join us on the 27th of July 2024 and experience our vibrant & diverse heritage and culture through our music, arts & crafts, food and activities!

You can look forward to exciting & improved SOUTH AFRICAN food/lunch options, tea garden, tradtional games, mini rugby, bouncy castles, curated baking, treats, deli products, groceries, music and unique arts & crafts! This is an ideal family outing and everyone is welcome!

Our Facebook page South African Market SK will keep you updated on news and tidbits on the market.

Overview. Red Dress Day honours the memories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada. Métis artist Jaime Black helped inspire the red dress movement, where red dresses are hung from windows and trees to represent the pain and loss felt by loved ones and survivors.

RDD Poster

Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S), is observed on May 5th. Red Dress Day was inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black’s REDress Project installation, in which she hung empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered women.

On Saturday, May 4, Red Dress Awareness Southwest is hosting a Red Dress Day presentation and beading workshop at the Swift Current Branch Library (please see poster below).

We are also hanging red dresses on trees throughout the city from May 2-6 to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People, and their families and loved ones, and to increase people’s awareness about this important issue. We invite you to join us in showing support by hanging red dresses outside your home, business, organization, or school, and by displaying a red dress image in your window, and by learning more about Red Dress Day and MMIWG2S. Below are some resources for teachers and all of us to potentially use and share.

Presentation on MMIWG2S with a beading workshop to follow // More information: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557838661822 //

We are excited to announce that Moose Hide Campaign Day will be taking place on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Moose Hide Campaign Day is a day of ceremony where all Canadians are called to join together to take a stand against violence towards women and children and to take practical steps for our collective journey of reconciliation.

Together, we are making a change.

LIVESTREAM FROM VICTORIA, BC

The livestream originating from Victoria, BC. will feature a keynote speaker, messages from Raven Lacerte, and more information on how we can all work together to end gender based violence in Canada.

WALK TO END VIOLENCE

Events and walks hosted by communities, schools and groups across Canada, with a livestream of the Walk to End Violence streamed live from the lawn of the Legislative Assembly in Victoria, BC.

FAST TO END VIOLENCE

As in common in many Indigenous cultures, fasting is a symbol of commitment, and a way to deepen your intention. We encourage everybody to participate in the fast from sunrise to sunset on Moose Hide Campaign Day.

SUNRISE & FAST BREAKING CEREMONIES

An important part of Moose Hide Campaign Day is the Sunrise and Fast-breaking Ceremonies.

The Sunrise Ceremony from the East Coast of Canada starts the day with intention. You can watch the ceremony when the sun rises in your location on Turtle Island.

For those participating in the Fast to End Violence, there will be a livestream of the ceremony from Victoria, BC.

India Night 2024, Saturday, October 5, 2024 at Delta Hotel, Regina, SK

This year, we have another very well deserved charity Regina Symphony Orchestra, and the RSO IN SCHOOLS programming. This education program provides enriching musical experiences to youth in Regina and beyond. Each year, through the program, orchestra musicians connect with schools to offer engaging and educational musical presentations. Students experience live orchestral music, interact with musicians, ask questions, and have fun while learning. The financial support received from India Night gala will be invested into these programs with the goal of removing barriers to accessing music education and creating connections with new students.

https://www.culturalconnectionsregina.ca/

Three new categories added for 2024

MAIN CATEGORIES

ANIMATION

Any frame by frame or computer-assisted animated film or video that relies primarily on creative animation techniques to tell a story.

CHILDREN’S/YOUTH PRODUCTIONS

Any single production or series in any genre that is clearly intended for the entertainment and/or education of children or youth.

COMMUNITY TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS

A program in any genre with local community interest produced for broadcast on community television or local service provider.  Can be produced by a cable television company, local service provider, or production company.

**NEW** BEST COMMERCIAL

Honouring excellence in video advertising for products, services, or organizations. Spots can be up to 60s in duration.

**NEW** BEST SASKATCHEWAN COMMERCIAL

Honouring excellence in video advertising for products, services or organizations. Spots can be up to 60s in duration and must be from a Saskatchewan creator or agency.

**NEW** OUTSTANDING COLOUR GRADING

Any single production or episode of a series in any genre with a primary focus on color grading as a significant aspect of the production process. A before and after reel is required.

Visual Impact – the color grade should demonstrate a substantial improvement in the visual quality and storytelling of the content. Submissions should showcase a high level of technical expertise in color grading, including but not limited to adjustments in color balance, contrast, saturation, and color grading techniques.The color grading work should exhibit original and creative approaches to enhancing the visual aesthetics and narrative of the production.

 

EXPERIMENTAL

We welcome submissions that experiment with form and use innovative techniques in the service of a filmmaker’s creative expression. This category typically expands or challenges filmmaking conventions.

PERFORMING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Programs which use music and/or performance to entertain or showcase artistic achievement. Such as, but not limited to, music videos, dance and movement pieces, and live performance recordings.

SERIES

A program in any genre that follows a thematic or narrative through-line over the course of at least 3-episodes.

SHORT SUBJECT – FICTION

Fiction productions in any genre, on any subject, which are 25 minutes or less in length.

SHORT SUBJECT – NON-FICTION

Non-fiction productions in any genre, on any subject, which are 25 minutes or less in length.

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS

A production in any genre that is produced and/or directed by a full-time student enrolled in a post-secondary institution. Entrants must not have been previously employed as a producer or director in the film or television industry.

DOCUMENTARY ARTS/CULTURE

Documentaries relating to the world of art and culture, including a single program from a broadcaster strand or anthology series.

DOCUMENTARY HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

Documentaries with predominantly historical themes or those which document the life of a person or persons, including a single program from a broadcaster strand or anthology series.

DOCUMENTARY POV (POINT-OF-VIEW)

Documentaries which present a personal, first-person or filmmaker point of view or narrative, including a single program from a broadcaster strand or anthology series.

DOCUMENTARY SCIENCE/NATURE/TECHNOLOGY

Documentaries that explore topics and/or issues in the nature/environmental, science, medicine, or technology fields, including a single program from a broadcaster strand or anthology series.

DOCUMENTARY SOCIAL/POLITICAL

Documentaries about politics, social issues, and current events, including a single program from a broadcaster strand or anthology series

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Non-fiction series exploring subject(s), places, points of view, or events based on facts. The series must have a minimum of three (3) episodes.

ACCOMPANYING CATEGORIES

Productions entered in any of the above main categories, and which meet the specific eligibility criteria, are invited to compete for the following awards:

INDIGENOUS

Programs either fiction or non-fiction that explore issues relating to indigenous peoples, tell indigenous stories or present an indigenous perspective. At least one of the key creative positions (producer, writer, or director) must be a person of indigenous descent. Please note: you may only be considered for either the Indigenous Award or the Multicultural Award but not both.

MENTAL HEALTH

Programs in any genre that promote the understanding of, and/or depict the realities of those living with mental health issues.

THE RUTH SHAW AWARD (Best of Saskatchewan)

A $750.00 cash award honouring the Best of Saskatchewan. Open to all Saskatchewan based productions in all genres.  To be eligible the entry must be produced or co-produced by a Saskatchewan based production company listed and credited accordingly.  Service productions shot in Saskatchewan without significant involvement by Saskatchewan based personnel in key creative positions do not qualify for this award.

EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD

Awarded to a new filmmaker (specifically a director) who demonstrates outstanding potential, skill, and creativity in his/her directorial debut.  To be eligible, the submission must be the entrant’s first professional production (in any genre) employed as a director.  At the time of submission, he/she should have no more than two years working in the film or television industry.  The production must have been completed in its entirety outside of a post-secondary institution and received no financial support (bursary, grant etc.) from any post-secondary institution.

MULTICULTURAL

Programs in any genre that reflect Canada’s racial diversity and multicultural landscape.

Please note: you may only be considered for either the Indigenous Award or the Multicultural Award but not both.

CRAFT CATEGORIES

DIRECTOR (FICTION)

Presented to the director(s) who demonstrates the most skill and creativity in a dramatic production.

DIRECTOR (NON-FICTION)

Presented to the director(s) who demonstrates the most skill and creativity in a documentary or other factual production.

RESEARCH

This award recognizes the contribution and role of the researcher in documentary production. It can be awarded for content/story research and/or archival stock shot research.

SPECIAL AWARDS

All productions entered in any of the main categories will automatically be considered for the following special awards (where applicable). 

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL

The Golden Sheaf Award of Excellence will be presented to the most outstanding production of the Festival.

THE KATHLEEN SHANNON AWARD

A $1,000 cash award and plaque will be presented to a filmmaker whose production exemplifies diverse, cross-cultural storytelling in novel and unique ways.

Join us and view a free photovoice exhibit showcasing Black joy and wellness.

This project aims to honor and celebrate the diverse experiences of individuals of various Black ethnicities. This exhibit is also a positive way to share awareness about inclusion in Saskatchewan.

Sustainable Livelihoods and Living Heritage
Heritage Saskatchewan is proud to support this upcoming webinar series as part of activities related to the UNESCO Co-Chair in Living Heritage & Sustainable Livelihoods held by Kristin Catherwood Mantta, our Director of Living Heritage, and Agnieszka Pawlowska-Mainville at the University of Northern British Columbia.
With an emphasis on Northern experiences, the webinar will delve into a discussion around living heritage and its links to sustainable livelihoods in Canada’s northern regions.
Registration is required at this link.
Please share this and join us on February 29th and March 25th.

Register at this link.

Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation formally invites you to Saskatchewan’s first ever Afrocentric Symposium on February 8th – 9th, 2024. Join us at the TCU Place to learn about Black History Month and participate in conversations that inspire change, building community connections, and create sustainable growth.

This year’s theme “Black Awakening” focuses on creating community growth and sustainable outcomes to help achieve social cohesions and harmonious living. The Symposium will feature various influential speakers and erudite panelists across Black communities in Saskatchewan and beyond.