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Available Light Talent Lab 2019: Application Deadline - Dec 17th

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:00pm
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The Yukon Film Society is thrilled to announce the return of the Available Light Talent Lab. This training program fosters emerging Yukon filmmakers through focused and hands-on sessions with industry professionals.

The Lab will take place January 27 and March 2 with additional mentorship throughout the 2019 ALFF Industry conference. With support from the Cultural Industries Training Fund, up to eight creators (writers, directors and/or producers) from the Yukon may participate in the Talent Lab.

December 17 - Application Deadline (5:00pm)

The program is specifically designed to support the production of documentary and narrative fiction projects. Sessions will focus on developing skills to produce longer form films such as one-hour TV programs and feature length projects. However, the training will be relevant to film and media projects of any length: short films, web series, and television (one-off and episodic series). YFS is particularly keen to support filmmakers who are preparing an application for the Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program Recommendation Phase (YFS can recommend 3 to 4 projects for Telefilm’s first feature program) and filmmakers who are preparing a short film pitch application to participate in the 2019 ALFF Pitch Event.

Sessions will be held in small and supportive groups with only the eight selected participants. Instruction will be tailored to the long-form projects of participants, include hands-on workshops, and feedback from industry experts. Beyond the lab sessions, participants will also receive access to all ALFF Industry sessions, networking events, and ALFF screenings during the week of February 2nd – 10th.  Participation in the ALFF pitch event, One-on-One meetings, and other ALFF networking events will be encouraged.

Through this program, participants will gain a broad and thorough understanding of today’s media landscape, develop connections with industry mentors, and be empowered to continue developing their projects.

Key Dates:

2018
November 30 - Application Submissions Open
December 17 - Application Deadline (5:00pm)
December 21 - Selected applicants notified

2019
Sunday Jan 27, 2019 - Talent Lab Day 1
February 1 – February 4, 2019 - ALFF Industry
February 2 – February 10, 2019 - Available Light Film Festival
Saturday March 2, 2019 - Talent Lab Day 2
March 3 to March 31, 2019 - Follow up with each participant

Application and Eligibility

Applicants to the Talent Lab will apply with their CV, a short statement outlining their professional goals, and a one-page pitch for a project they are currently working on. Projects may be in any phase of production (concept, development, production, or post-production).

To be eligible to apply, applicants will need to have completed at minimum one short film on their own or through an intensive workshop at a film and media production organization such as Yukon Film Society, KIAC or the ImagineNative Youth video-making workshop.

Selected applicants will be required to pay a $200 registration fee to participate in the Lab. YFS will provide travel assistance and accommodation to participants traveling from a Yukon community outside of Whitehorse. AL Talent Lab participants receive a complimentary ALFF Industry pass ($175 value).

Available Light Talent Lab is Presented by Yukon Film Society
And supported generously by: Cultural Industries Training Fund, Air North and Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Please don’t hesitate to call or email with questions regarding eligibility, lab sessions, or any other concerns.

Please contact Takashi Sakurai tech@yukonfilmsociety.com, 867-393-3456

Sponsored by: Cultural Industries Training Fund + Harold Greenberg Fund

Available Light Talent Lab 2019: Application Deadline - Dec 17th

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