New media funding programs support Yukon content creators

The Government of Yukon is launching new film, television and digital media funding programs to support the territory’s media content creators and provide economic benefits and employment opportunities to Yukoners working in screen based industries. These programs consist of the Predevelopment Fund, Development Fund, Media Production Fund and the Training Fund.

The Predevelopment Fund provides Yukon producers with financial assistance in the early stages of developing their professional film, television or digital media project to present to the marketplace. The Development Fund provides financial support for professional film, television or digital media projects that have a commitment from the marketplace, for example from a broadcaster, distributor or online platform. The Media Production Fund provides financial support to produce a professional film, television or digital media project.

Yukon producers and not-for-profit organizations can apply to the Training Fund to advance their skills for the developing, producing, post-producing and marketing of film, television and digital content.

The Media Production Fund will open for applications on March 18, 2022, with the Development Fund opening on April 19, 2022. Details on other opening dates can be found on Yukon.ca

The Yukon is full of excellent filmmakers, both new and established. These new funds will provide them with the resources needed to take their work to new heights for the benefit of all Yukoners. I want to thank all of the industry stakeholders who provided input to guide these funds and I wish them all success on their next projects. 

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • The Department of Economic Development began a review of its film funding programs in 2018 and worked with stakeholders from the Yukon’s film sector to inform these changes.

  • The new programs are designed to meet the needs of Yukon producers while maintaining a focus on funding economically viable projects and creating employment and training opportunities in senior positions on productions.

  • An Economic Impact Analysis of the Media Production Industry in the Yukon, undertaken in August 2019, shows the industry generated nearly $19 million in total GDP impact in the territory over three years of the study (2015–17).

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca
 

Damian Topps
Communications, Economic Development
867-667-5378
damian.topps@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-005