Become a Member
Available Light on Demand (ALD) is a strategic initiative intended to digitally distribute Yukon and northern Canadian films and media art. This service gives films a new online home among other 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 and northern content.
Available Light On-Demand is a joint initiative between the Yukon Film Society and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Yukon.
All submissions must be created by a Yukon, NWT, or Nunavut resident. Filmmakers with films that have screened at a northern Canadian film festival (ALFF, DCISFF, YKFF, DNFF) or member filmmakers of either YFS or KIAC are encouraged to submit.
Submissions must not be freely available online in any form. Some prior SVOD and PPV distribution agreements and personally hosted films (via YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) are permissible.
Must be in English, French, or subtitled in English. Any non-English/French language films, including works in First Nations languages, are eligible but will need to be submitted with an English transcript. Please contact the ALD Distribution Coordinator if this cannot be accommodated by the filmmaker as other arrangements may be available.
Filmmakers must own or have cleared all rights/assets used in the submitted film. This includes music, images, logos, talent, and any other identifiable work/property in the film.
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 of $678 (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 accepts works for 2023/2024 that will be completed by March 1, 2024. If needed, the Distribution Coordinator will request an updated version before March 1 and will contact those filmmakers directly.
If your film has not been released publicly but you are interested in having your film supported by ALD via film festivals and post-production resources, please submit a work-in-progress and email the ALD Distribution Coordinator at email@example.com.
Applicants will be notified of programming decisions via email no later than March 1, 2024. 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://form.zonefestival.com/?k=alff_f2
Deadline for 2023-2024: February 16th, 2024 (Extended!)
Questions or comments? Please message the ALD Distribution Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your submissions!