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Submit Your Film to Available Light On-Demand!

May 1, 2020

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 and Yukon Government Department of Economic Development.

Eligibility

Please read these eligibility and selection requirements:

  1. All submissions must be created by a Yukon resident. 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.
  2. Submissions must not be freely available online in any form. 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.
  3. Must be in English or subtitled in English or English-versioned (non-English language films may be submitted with an English transcript).


Notes

The information provided is private and will not be shared with anyone outside of the Available Light On-Demand team, including curatorial committee members. Available Light On-Demand reserves the right to keep the submission materials for subsequent editions of the initiative for future adjudication committees.

The filmmaker will be notified by the Distribution Coordinator if the future committee wishes to consider their film in subsequent years/selection windows.

Submission guidelines for ALD are subject to change. Yukon Film Society reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered in these guidelines.

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 : ALD will only accept works for 2020/2021 that will be completed by September 1, 2020. 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 November 30, 2020. 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.

Submissions

Please submit your film through this ALD submission form: https://form.zonefestival.com/?k=alff_f2.

Deadline: September 1st, 2020

Contact

Questions or comments? Please message the ALD Distribution Coordinator at programs@yukonfilmsociety.com.

We look forward to your submissions!

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