Opportunity: Join the Year 2 Available Light On Demand Curatorial Committee!

August 5, 2020

The Yukon Film Society & Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture are accepting applications from the community to be part of the Available Light On-Demand Curatorial Committee for 2020-2021!


Now in its second year, 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. 

The committee will meet via Skype or Zoom twice between August 2020 – April 2021, with additional discussion by email. Applications are encouraged from diverse communities as well as people living in Yukon communities outside of Whitehorse. The committee will ultimately choose 16-20 films of various lengths to be released on ALD from September 2020 to May 2021.

Committee work includes

  • researching films;
  • pre-screening films for consideration;
  • discussing films;
  • choosing Yukon films for online distribution and other opportunities; and
  • scheduling films within the platform’s framework. 




  • Knowledge of, and a love for, independent Yukon and northern cinema and media art. This knowledge could be in a broad film history sense or in a specific genre, cultural perspective, or sub-set.
  • Familiarity with the Yukon film industry and the type of work that Available Light Film Festival and Dawson City International Short Film Festival has presented in the past.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with the committee and Yukon Film Society/Klondike Institute of Art and Culture staff, and a willingness to balance the needs of the broader community with personal interests.
  • Internet connection for streaming is an asset, but not a requirement. 


*Note about Qualifications – 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 an honoraria of $500.00, paid out in 2 installments of $250.00 (Schedule to be determined)



Please e-mail a brief letter of interest to by Midnight, August 14th.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

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