Don't miss out on this great mentorship opportunity!
Yukon Film Society, YF&SC and SPYA have teamed up to offer the Yukon Mentorship Initiative. This program provides Yukon based producers, directors and crew with the opportunity to be mentored by a filmmaker or industry professional of their own choosing.
Next deadlines for intake are: September 12, 2016 (Intake #2)
October 17, 2016 (Intake #3)
November 21, 2016 (Intake #4) More Info
Yukon Film & Sound Commission
Department of Economic Development
Department of Tourism & Culture
867-667-3535 (Evelyn) or 867-667-5264 (Corrie)
He may be new to the Yukon but John Alderson certainly isn’t new to screen-production, and he’s surely had a lot on-the-go since his move to the Yukon three years ago.
When Alderson is not working from home for Regency Digital Media or shooting for various northern production projects, he is capturing his own travel adventures on film. An avid explorer, his archive of footage is extensive and his passion for film-making is apparent in the material. Whether it’s shot from a drone or on the ground, his thirst for adventure and filmmaking is apparent.
Alderson’s Ontarian background lead him to receive education in web-development and photography, which started his work in media and technology, eventually leading Alderson to move West and work from home. His work in screen-production began with camera operating for factual-documentary projects and, like many of us, he eventually found himself in the Yukon. He’s already made his mark in the territory with his ads for The Klondike Experience, Dawson City Music Festival, and Travel Yukon to name a few.
Alderson’s love for film runs in the family, his brother, a screenwriter, certainly provides creative support. The two are interested in creating fictional films together, which will be an exciting step for Alderson who has stuck mostly to factual/documentary film.
Check out this great reporton the impact of documentaries and social change! A perfect boost for anyone working on their upcoming submission for HotDocs!
If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, come on out to the Arts Centre on October 1st for a screening of Kelly Milner's SHIFT with live performances by the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DASH. It's going to be a PARTY!
Tickets are $25 and can be bought online at the Yukon Arts Centre.
This event is a fund raiser for the Single Track to Success Program
The Yukon Filmmaker’s Roundtable is a filmmaker’s forum put on for filmmakers and run by filmmakers. Hosted by local organizations, Yukon Film Society and SPYA this monthly forum is meant to provide a space for filmmakers of all levels to share knowledge, collaborate, socialize and discuss industry challenges.
The Filmmakers Roundtable will be held on the third Thursday of every month alternating between Yukon Film Society and SPYA. If you are interested in hosting a Yukon Filmmaker’s Roundtable or would like to offer your specific expertise to make a presentation or want the opportunity to do a cold read of a script or screening of a work in progress or simply have a topic you’d like to open for discussion please contact Naomi Mark (Naomi@spya.ca) or Andrew Gilbutowicz (email@example.com)
Join us for the Inaugural Yukon Filmmaker’s Roundtable hosted at SPYA, September 22 from 7-9pm (204D Strickland Street - Third floor). We will be launching the Yukon Filmmaker's Calendar Year online calendar. We will also be having Ross Burnett as our very first guest presenter who will be delivering an info session for Tourism and Culture’s Advanced Artist Award.
Lo and Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre YFS is screening: LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. More Info
Embrace of the Serpent Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre
YFS is screening: Embrace the Serpant. At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. More Info
National Screen Institute Deadline: September 9, 2016 More Info
Victoria Film Festival Deadline: September 11, 2016 More Info
Cairo Video Festival
Deadline: September 30 More Info
Creative Arts Film Festival
Deadline: September 30, 2016 More Info
Available Light Film Festival Deadline: October 10, 2016 More Info
Alchemy Film and Moving Images Festival Deadline: October 31st More Info