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Mar. 2

Telefilm Micro-budget Program- YFS Recommendation Phase Deadline: March 10

Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program:
Yukon Film Society Recommendation Phase Application
Submission deadline: Tuesday March 10,  2015 before 4:30pm PST

Program Summary
The Micro-Budget Production Program - Funding of Micro-Budget Feature Films from Emerging Filmmakers (the “Program”) aims to provide financing to emerging filmmakers (i.e. producers, directors, writers) for the development, production, distribution and promotion of a first feature length film.

How to apply?
Submit your application to the YFS by Tuesday March 10th. As YFS is an Industry Partner of Telefilm Canada, the applications will then be reviewed by a jury assembled by YFS who will recommend only one project to Telefilm for consideration in their funding program (approx. 30 recommendations are made by Telefilm partners and 6 to 8 projects receive funding).

Applicants whose projects have been recommended by industry partners and have been determined eligible by Telefilm to proceed to the application stage must apply through eTelefilm using an incorporated company. The onus is on the applicant to complete the application process and provide any supporting documents required by Telefilm. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The applicant’s inability to provide supporting documentation will result in the application being removed from the evaluation process.

The Guidelines and FAQ are available on Telefilm’s website.

Program Objectives
This Program intends to:

Encourage and support emerging Canadian filmmakers; stimulate the use of new digital distribution platforms and increase audience access to the works of new Canadian talent;

Encourage innovation and creativity at all stages of the development, production, distribution
and promotion processes;

Help applicants build their portfolios.

In addition, the Aboriginal and OLMC components of this Program aim to:
Increase support and visibility for Aboriginal and OLMC creators;
Increase the public’s access to Aboriginal and OLMC content through innovative distribution channels.

Please email tech@yukonfilmsociety.com to request the application document and Telefilm’s information documents.
Questions? Call Andrew or Zoë at yfs: 867-393-3456
To be eligible to apply, you must be a Canadian resident and the applicant must be a student or a recent graduate of a production program, or a recent member (within last 2 years) of a media art cooperative including YFS. Applicants must be a YFS Production Member in good standing at the time of submission. Membership renewal or purchase is $50 (January 31, 2016 expiry).

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