Apply for up to $8,000 funding for emerging and senior filmmakers

Yukon Filmmakers Fund Program FrameworkThe Yukon Filmmakers' Fund provides funding to Yukon film and video professionals. The fund supports people in growing their careers and businesses.

Who can apply

You must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or have landed immigrant status; and
  • have lived in Yukon for at least 1 continuous year prior to the award deadline.

How much funding is available?

Our contribution will be based on 75 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $8,000.

When are the intakes?

There are 2 intakes each year with a June 1 and December 1 deadline. Applications must be received by Media Development electronically by 4 p.m. on intake days.

Before you apply

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form.
  2. If you're applying as a resident, download and complete the Yukon Residency Declaration.
  3. 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 Filmmakers 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
  • Development activities including research and costs of seeking production funding
  • Hard costs of any step between final draft of script and final edit
  • Subsistence (if otherwise unemployed during the project)
  • Childcare during the term of the project
  • Supplies and materials specific to the project
  • Contracting of services
  • Essential travel costs based on government-established per diems and allowable costs
  • Workshop fees and related costs associated with the project

Expenses that are not eligible

You cannot include the purchase of non-consumables, such as film or video equipment.

Ineligible projects

  • Contract-driven projects such as commercial or industrial films or videos
  • Duplication, promotion and distribution
  • Projects for which other Yukon funding exists (for example, the Advanced Artist Award covers dramatic script writing)

  • Development activities including research and costs of seeking production funding
  • Hard costs of any step between final draft of script and final edit
  • Subsistence (if otherwise unemployed during the project)
  • Childcare during the term of the project
  • Supplies and materials specific to the project
  • Contracting of services
  • Essential travel costs based on government-established per diems and allowable costs
  • Workshop fees and related costs associated with the project

Expenses that are not eligible

You cannot include the purchase of non-consumables, such as film or video equipment.

Ineligible projects

  • Contract-driven projects such as commercial or industrial films or videos
  • Duplication, promotion and distribution
  • Projects for which other Yukon funding exists (for example, the Advanced Artist Award covers dramatic script writing)