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.
Deadlines for intake are: August 16, 2016 (Intake #1)
September 12, 2016 (Intake #2)
October 17, 2016 (Intake #3)
November 21, 2016 (Intake #4) More Info
MARKET-READY FIRST NATION FILM PROJECTS
In 2013, the Berlin festival introduced a screening program called NATIVe, creating a focus on international indigenous cinema. For the 2017 Berlinale, the NATIVe program will be shining a spotlight on indigenous films from the arctic.
To maximize opportunities created by this focus, the Canada Council for the Arts is organizing an international exhibitors presence at Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM), the annual business and marketing hub of the Festival.
Canada Council will select a delegation made up of First Nation filmmakers and producers from the Canadian arctic. The criteria for selection includes filmmakers and producers with market-ready projects, either in development or completed. They will travel to the EFM and under the guidance and mentorship of a European film industry marketing specialist, seek out creative and business contacts and opportunities.
If you are a First Nation filmmaker or producer: 1)with a project in some stage of development or seeking distribution, and 2)you would benefit from participating in the European Film Market at Berlinale,
please contact us, either:
-an Arts Advisor, Arts section, Tourism and Culture, Yukon government, or
-a Film Officer, Yukon Film & Sound Commission Please do so no later than August 19, 2016. Participant selections will be made by the Canada Council, however if selected, funding may be available to support attendance.
Berlinale Talents is the Berlinale’s European Film Market festival’s creative summit and networking platform for today's 250 most promising film and TV series professionals from all over the world. It consists of a six-day summit program with master classes and interactive panel discussions, studios and workshops from February 11 to 16, 2017.
Who can apply for Berlinale Talents? Berlinale Talents is aimed at film and television professionals in the first 10 years of their career. Applicants should have made either one feature length film, two short films or a high-quality TV series, that have been screened internationally or won awards.
Applicants should apply to the Berlinale European Film Market directly. If chosen, a Yukon applicant may apply for additional funding through the usual funding mechanisms provided by the Government of Yukon.
For more information contact:
Yukon Film & Sound Commission
Department of Economic Development
Department of Tourism & Culture
867-667-3535 (Evelyn) or 867-667-5264 (Corrie)
Andrew Connors has an interesting and inspiring background as a veteran of the Yukon screen-production scene.
In 1998 his career began as a young Connors set out to tell the story of George Sawchuck, a sculptor living on Vancouver Island. His self-funded project entitledHands, Head and Heart: A Closer Walk with George Sawchuk, was a touching and personal story, marking the very beginning of Connors’ career in story-telling and screen-production.
In 2001, his film Shipyards Lament, which was a rare glimpse into screen-documented life in the Yukon at the time, was commissioned by CBC Newsworld, . Shortly after Connors produced Facing Miles Canyon, a short documentary about Yukon artist, Neil Graham for Bravo! Television. His fascination with documenting the Yukon doesn’t stop at short documentaries. In 2006 Connors directed his first fictional short, Artifacts of Keno City, which became inspiration for Connors’ first multi-media performance luckyburden: songs & film.
Connors’ passion for multi-media projects also brought him to collaborate with Daniel Janke on The Grubstake Remix, which features Nell Shipman’s 1923 silent film The Grub-Stake and incorporates modern voice-actors and live music. The performance of Grubstake Remix has been featured at film festivals across Canada. The live performance was presented at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2013.
Andrew Connors certainly hasn’t been shy in the Yukon screen-production scene and we anticipate the release of his future work, which will surely be full of passion and story.
On-Location Sound Recording Workshop
David Hechenberger is instructing YFS's On-Location Sound Recording workshop, Saturday August 27th+28th from 10am-3pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.
SHIFT is coming to carcross!
Carcross' Enduro Festival is screening Shift at the Carcross Community Hall, tomorrow, Saturday August 13 at 5:30PM.
Admission by donation, all proceeds will go to The Single Track to Success program.
Canada International Film Festival Regular Deadline: August 31st, 2016 More Info
Alchemy Film and Moving Images Festival Deadline: October 31st More Info