YFS News

May. 29

Submit your Film to Available Light On-Demand!

1st Round Deadline to Submit: July 1st, 2019.

Available Light On-Demand (ALD) is a strategic initiative intended to digitally distribute Yukon films and media art. This service gives films a new online home among other Yukon works on an on-demand platform available to audiences around the world. Available Light On-Demand is a space for building a filmmaker’s audience and demographics through analytics and exhibition opportunities and is designed to be a one-stop shop for diverse, artist-driven Yukon content.

Available Light On-Demand is a joint initiative between the Yukon Film Society and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.


All submissions must have been created by a Yukon resident, defined in part as a Yukon artist dedicated to working in the medium with Yukon as their primary residence. Filmmakers with films that have screened at a Yukon film festival (ALFF, DCISFF) or member filmmakers of either YFS or KIAC are encouraged to submit. Submissions must not be freely available online in any form, though some prior SVOD and PPV distribution agreements are permissible (if your film is selected you must be willing to remove the film from publicly-available channels), and must be in English or subtitled in English or English-versioned (non-English language films may be submitted with an English transcript).

All ALD submissions will be adjudicated by a Curatorial Committee formed by ALD’s partner-organizations (YFS and KIAC). Works selected for distribution by ALD will be paid a licensing fee (based on IMAA recommended rates) as well as 75% of the net rental/purchase revenue of their film once the licensing fee has been recouped.

For the purposes of eligibility, ALD uses the following definitions:

Feature-Length: 60 minutes or longer  Medium-Length: 30-59 minutes  Short: under 30 minutes

Rough Cuts/Fine Cuts Rough/Fine Cuts: ALD will only accept works that will be completed by September 1, 2019. If needed, the Distribution Coordinator will request an updated version before September 1 and will contact those filmmakers directly.

PROGRAMMING DECISIONS Applicants will be notified of programming decisions via email by August 31, 2019. Final programming, categorization and scheduling of film releases will be determined by the Curatorial Committee with consideration from the Distribution Coordinator. Their decision is final.

Please submit your film through this ALD submission form: https://bit.ly/2YUfMiH


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