Two Yukon films are screening at Cannes

Grey Mountain by Midnight Light Media

Two films by Yukon-based production companies Outpost 31 and Midnight Light Media are screening at Cannes next week. The Changeling and Grey Mountain are part of a curated showcase at Telefilm Canada’s Short Film Corner from May 20 to 25.

The Short Film Corner aims to increase international promotion of new short films to buyers, distributors, producers and programmers at the Cannes Film Market.

I am very excited that Outpost 31 and Midnight Light Media are representing Yukon’s film industry in this top-tier arena. The Government of Yukon has continued to support this sector and it is wonderful that local talent is being recognized in Canada and worldwide. This international recognition broadens the film industry’s understanding of the great talent we have in Yukon. I wish both production companies the absolute best as they move forward with their fantastic work.

 Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai

We’re excited our short The Changeling was one of two Yukon films selected by Telefilm Canada for Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Short Film Corner. We couldn’t be making the trip without the support of Yukon Media Development and the Enterprise Trade Fund.

Neil Macdonald Co-founder Outpost 31 Media.

It was an absolute pleasure to bring a story set in the Yukon to life and now having the opportunity to share that story on the world stage is a dream come true.

Naomi Mark, Producer/Director of Midnight Light Media 

Quick facts 
  • The Cannes Film Market runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival and is the largest international gathering of film sector professionals.

  • Outpost 31 was recently announced as North Region winner of the 2019 Startup Canada awards


Lisa Bucher
Cabinet Communications

Amelie Quirke-Tomlins
Communications, Economic Development

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