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City of Gold

Colin Low & Wolf Koenig
1957 | 21 min
This classic short film from Pierre Berton depicts the Klondike gold rush at its peak, when would-be prospectors struggled through harsh conditions to reach the fabled gold fields over 3000 km north of civilization. Using a collection of still photographs, the film juxtaposes the Dawson City at the height of the gold rush with its bustling taverns and dance halls with the more tranquil Dawson City of the present.

Awards and distinctions

  • Gold Medal
    Festival dei Popoli / International Festival of the Peoples, Florence
    1960
  • Chris Award Plaque - First Prize
    Annual Film Festival, Columbus
    1960
  • First Prize
    Spanish American and Philippines Film Festival, Bilbao
    1959
  • Blue Ribbon Award - Category: History and Biography
    Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, New York
    1959
  • Best Film - Category: General
    International Documentary Film Festival, Yorkton
    1958
  • Gold Medal
    International Festival of Mountain and Exploration Films Citta di Trento, Trento
    1958
  • First Prize - Statuette of St. Finbarr - Category: General Interest
    International Film Festival, Cork
    1957
  • First Prize - Category: Documentary Short
    International Film Festival, Cannes
    1957
  • Honourable Mention
    Festival of Experimental and Documentary Films, Santiago de Chile
  • Gold Caravelle - 2nd prize
    International Festival of Films on People and Countries, La Spezia
  • Award of Merit - Category: Arts and Experimental
    Annual Canadian Film Awards, Toronto
  • Film of the Year
    Annual Canadian Film Awards, Toronto
  • Honourable Mention
    Annual Robert J. Flaherty Film Awards (City College Institute of Film Techniques), New York
  • Prize
    Festival of Contemporary Arts, Chicago
  • Honourable Mention
    SODRE International Festival of Documentary and experimental Films, Montevideo
  • First Prize - Category: Documentary
    International Annual Film Festival, Vancouver