Apply for up to $500,000 for film production in Yukon

Filming in Yukon

All production cash expenses expended in Yukon. These have to be consistent with the Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund standards. Expenses related to personnel will be based on the amount paid to the employee that are directly attributed to the production. This can include salary and benefits.

Filming outside Yukon

We recognize that certain productions need shooting outside of Yukon. This may be allowed within the spirit and intent of the program. This expense must be pre-approved.

Corporate overhead and producer fees

These must be directly related to the project. These may not exceed 15% each of the total budget, or 30% combined.

The following expenses are not eligible

  • Costs we considered in determining funding support for the same project under the Yukon Film Development Fund
  • Goods and services tax
  • Capital costs
  • Prizes
  • Awards
  • Rewards
  • Gifts
  • Non-cash expenditures, such as:
    • in-kind contributions;
    • contributed labour;
    • materials or services; and
    • deferred expenses.

Non-cash expenditures may be eligible if these are pre-approved by Media Development.

Ineligible projects 

  • Sport broadcast
  • Instructional program
  • Game show
  • News
  • Current affairs programming
  • Infomercials
  • Infotainment
  • Commercials
  • Industrials
  • Amateur video
  • Pornography

The Yukon Film Production Fund encourages the growth and development of the Yukon film industry. It provides non-repayable financial support to help with the costs of producing film, television or media in Yukon. Production includes post-production work.

Who can apply

A Yukon corporation which owns controlling interest in the project. Film production must be a major, not peripheral activity of their business.

For this fund, a Yukon corporation is defined as:

  • a corporation that's a registered company in Yukon; and
  • majority owned by Yukon residents.

In the case of co-productions, the Yukon producer must satisfy the preceding qualifications. Any co-production company must be registered in Yukon. In addition, the Yukon producer must participate as a full partner in the production. They must show a significant degree of financial and creative control. They must receive a corresponding share of the revenues of the production. The terms of any financial agreement must be at least equal to those of any non-Yukon resident partners.

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Ineligible applicants

  • Distributors
  • Broadcasters
  • Broadcast affiliates

How much funding is available?

Up to $500,000 per project is available to Yukon corporations who financially and creatively control projects to assist with the costs of producing film, television or media in Yukon. The applicant is required to have a broadcast development agreement, or a distribution arrangement.

For productions solely owned by a Yukon corporation, contributions will be based on the lesser of:

  • 30 per cent of Yukon expenditures; or
  • 30 per cent of total production costs.

For co-productions

For productions where the Yukon corporation owns less than 100%, contributions will be based on the lesser of:

  • 30 per cent of Yukon expenditures; or
  • 20 per cent of total production costs.

Before you apply

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form.
  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 Production Fund email reel.yukon@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5400 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5400.

Eligible and ineligible projects and activities

Filming in Yukon

All production cash expenses expended in Yukon. These have to be consistent with the Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund standards. Expenses related to personnel will be based on the amount paid to the employee that are directly attributed to the production. This can include salary and benefits.

Filming outside Yukon

We recognize that certain productions need shooting outside of Yukon. This may be allowed within the spirit and intent of the program. This expense must be pre-approved.

Corporate overhead and producer fees

These must be directly related to the project. These may not exceed 15% each of the total budget, or 30% combined.

The following expenses are not eligible

  • Costs we considered in determining funding support for the same project under the Yukon Film Development Fund
  • Goods and services tax
  • Capital costs
  • Prizes
  • Awards
  • Rewards
  • Gifts
  • Non-cash expenditures, such as:
    • in-kind contributions;
    • contributed labour;
    • materials or services; and
    • deferred expenses.

Non-cash expenditures may be eligible if these are pre-approved by Media Development.

Ineligible projects 

  • Sport broadcast
  • Instructional program
  • Game show
  • News
  • Current affairs programming
  • Infomercials
  • Infotainment
  • Commercials
  • Industrials
  • Amateur video
  • Pornography