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Opportunity: Join the Year 3 Available Light On Demand Curatorial Committee!

June 7, 2021

The Yukon Film Society & Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture are accepting applications from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut to be part of the Available Light On-Demand Curatorial Committee for 2021-2022!

Now in its third year, Available Light On-Demand (ALD) is a strategic initiative intended to digitally distribute Yukon and other northern Canadian films and media art. This service gives films a new online home among other Yukon and northern Canadian 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 content. 

The committee will meet via Zoom three times between August 2021 – December 2021, with additional discussion by email. Applications are encouraged from diverse and rural Yukon, NWT and Nunavut communities . The committee will ultimately choose 20-25 films and video works of various lengths to be released on ALD from September 2021 to April 2022.

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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 northern film industry and the type of work that Available Light Film Festival, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Yellowknife Film Festival, and other northern film festivals have 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 a requirement. If an internet connection is not easily available, other accommodations can be discussed.

*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.

Remuneration

This position will be paid an honoraria of $750.00, paid out in 3 installments of $250.00 (Schedule to be determined)

Application

Please e-mail a brief letter of interest to programs@yukonfilmsociety.com by Midnight, July 11th.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail programs@yukonfilmsociety.com

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