Production support and funding available for Yukon filmmaking team

Script for Weight Credit: Government of Yukon

The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Harold Greenberg Fund, will contribute a total of $20,000 to help one Yukon filmmaking team produce a dramatic short film. This marks the second year of the Northern Shorts Program, which aims to develop the media industry in Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. In addition to the funding, the program will also provide production support and advice.

Applications to the Harold Greenberg Fund Northern Shorts Program are now open. Yukon filmmaking teams are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is December 4, 2020.

The Northern Shorts Program is key to advancing our industry while encouraging emerging Yukon talent to take their careers in the dramatic film industry to the next level. This is one of several initiatives that support professional development in Yukon in order to advance this growing industry. Our government is proud to support Yukon filmmakers to share their stories and develop their skills as writers, directors and producers.

Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • The Government of Yukon and the Harold Greenberg Fund will each contribute $10,000 to the successful Yukon filmmaking team.

  • The Harold Greenberg Fund Northern Shorts Program supports one filmmaking team from each of the three Canadian territories.

  • The 2019 Yukon funding recipients, filmmaking siblings Gabriel and Thomas Bullen, are currently producing a 10-minute film, Weight.

  • Since 1986, Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund has invested almost $85 million in the Canadian film and television industry and supported over 4,000 projects.

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Jason Seaton
Communications, Economic Development
867-667-5907
jason.seaton@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-288