ABOUT

The Living Skies Student Film Festival is an international short film festival based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada that showcases student work from all over the world. Now in its 30th year, the festival celebrates outstanding student filmmaking through programmed screenings, receptions and an awards gala. It also serves to incubate creativity in aspiring filmmakers and community members alike through lectures, presentations and workshops from acclaimed independent filmmakers and industry professionals.

BRIEF HISTORY

Situated in a vibrant artistic community in the heart of the prairies, the Department of Film at the University of Regina offers the only BFA Film Production program in Canada between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean. Film students at the University of Regina have been organizing a film festival since 1988 and in 2012 the festival was re-branded as the Living Skies Student Film Festival. The 2017 edition received more than 1500 submissions from over 90 countries, and also displayed an impressive array of work from local students. During March 8-10, 2018, the festival will mark its 30th anniversary with three full days of excellent screenings, special guests, captivating workshops, and a 30th year awards gala to top it all off. This is #LivingSkies30!

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 Veteran film and television director Stephen Surjik (pictured), known for directing episodes from Netflix shows like Bates Motel, Luke Cage, Daredevil and The Punisher, leads an audience through how he blocks a scene. (2016)

Veteran film and television director Stephen Surjik (pictured), known for directing episodes from Netflix shows like Bates Motel, Luke Cage, Daredevil and The Punisher, leads an audience through how he blocks a scene. (2016)