Apply for funding for film-specific training

Eligible projects and activities

  • Training courses in film production or post-production at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Short-term educational pursuits for filmmakers, such as workshops and informal education are eligible for matching funds
  • Tuition, required texts and consumable materials, but not travel and accommodation
  • Travel, accommodation and professional fees for visiting instructors

The Yukon Film Training Initiative Program assists Yukon residents taking a film production or post-production technical training course or program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Who can apply

  • Yukon residents who’ve demonstrated commitment to a career in the media industries
  • Yukon non-profit societies who’ve demonstrated experience in developing the media industries.

How much funding is available?

A person can apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds per year. There's no limit on the amount that non-profits can apply for. However, the maximum contribution is 75 per cent of expenses.

Training priorities

We support training and professional development opportunities that:

  • develop entrepreneurial skill sets;
  • assist in researching, identifying and assessing market needs;
  • provide exposure to market trends and requirements;
  • increase investability, marketability and export readiness;
  • prepare Yukoners to access extra-territorial investment in their products and businesses;
  • provide an opportunity for interaction with market experts such as broadcasters, distributors, purchasers, labels, managers and co-producers;
  • prepare Yukoners to be hired by non-Yukon companies that work in the territory;
  • contribute to the development of crew and media production service companies in Yukon; and
  • support the development of the creative interactive media production industry in Yukon.

Before you apply

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the appropriate application form below:
  2. Submit the application and all required documentation. 
    In person: 303 Alexander Street, 2nd floor, in Whitehorse
    Our office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We're closed on statutory holidays.
    Email: reel.yukon@gov.yk.ca (only if under 10 MB)
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Media Development (F-1)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

 

Contact: 

If you have questions about the Yukon Film Training Fund email reel.yukon@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5400 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5400.

Eligible projects and activities

Eligible projects and activities

  • Training courses in film production or post-production at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Short-term educational pursuits for filmmakers, such as workshops and informal education are eligible for matching funds
  • Tuition, required texts and consumable materials, but not travel and accommodation
  • Travel, accommodation and professional fees for visiting instructors