Monday May 28, 2012

The Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatchewan honoured the best in Canadian film at the Golden Sheaf Awards this weekend where To Make a Farm won three awards!  TVO aired the world broadcast premiere of the film that follows the lives of five young people with no farming backgrounds who decide to become farmers.  Facing daily challenges and overwhelming obstacles as they work their first seasons on the land, the joys and disappointments of bringing life from the earth become a quiet manifesto for social change.

Yorkton is a small but very prestigious festival and is the longest running festival of its kind in North America.  
 
To Make a Farm won in these categories:  

Best of Saskatchewan Ruth Shaw Award
Director: Steven Suderman
Producers: Steve Suderman, Robin Schlaht
Production Company: Orangeville Road Pictures Ltd.

Best of the Festival    
Director: Steven Suderman
Producers: Steve Suderman, Robin Schlaht
Production Company: Orangeville Road Pictures Ltd.

Documentary Nature/Environment    
Director: Steven Suderman
Producers: Steve Suderman, Robin Schlaht
Production Company: Orangeville Road Pictures Ltd.

Congratulations to the To Make a Farm team.

Watch the doc and go behind-the-scenes with filmmaker Steve Suderman.

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