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Submit Your Film to Available Light On-Demand!

June 4, 2021

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 supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Government of Yukon.

Eligibility

  1. 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, YFF, DNFF) 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, 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, other arrangements may be available.
  4. 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.

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 of $530 (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 2021/2022 that will be completed by December 31st, 2021. If needed, the Distribution Coordinator will request an updated version before December 31st and will contact those filmmakers directly.

Programming Decisions

Applicants will be notified of programming decisions via email no later than September 30th, 2021. 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 for 2021-2022: September 15th, 2021

Contact

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

We look forward to your submissions!

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