YFS News

Aug. 14

Call for ALFF Programming Committee members!

The Yukon Film Society is accepting applications from the community for 5 positions on the Available Light Film Festival Programming Committee 2019. The Available Light Film Festival is Canada’s largest film festival north of 60° celebrating Northern, Canadian and international cinema.

The committee will meet monthly from September 2018 – November 2018, with some additional discussion via email. Applications are encouraged from diverse communities as well as people living in Yukon communities outside of Whitehorse. The committee will assist in programming the main film selection of ALFF 2019 in collaboration with ALFF staff.

Committee work includes: researching films, pre-screening films for consideration; discussing films; and introducing screenings at the festival. Committee members outside of Whitehorse can Skype into these monthly meetings.

• Knowledge of and love for independent cinema. This knowledge could be in a broad film history sense or in a specific genre or sub-set.
• Familiarly with ALFF and the type of work that the festival has presented in the past.
• Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with the committee and ALFF/Yukon Film Society staff and a willingness to balance the needs of the broader community with personal interests.
*Note about Qualifications – ALFF is committed to developing new voices in film programming in the Yukon. It is not a requirement for applicants to have programmed or curated film in the past. A sincere interest in programming and a willingness to learn are much more important.

This position will be paid $200 as well as a full festival pass to ALFF 2019.

Application: Deadline: August 28, 2018
Please email your letter of interest to: alffi@yukonfilmsociety.com
In the letter of interest please list 3 remarkable independent films you’ve seen in the recent past (shorts or features) and describe what makes them stand out.

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