Yukon Mentorship Initiative

July 12, 2016


Following positive feedback on its pilot project, the Yukon government’s Film & Sound Commission, in partnership with the Yukon Film Society and Screen Production Yukon Association, is launching a second year of the Yukon Mentorship Initiative to aid local film producers and technicians in accessing knowledge and advice from experts in the field.

This year’s program has been expanded to include a technical stream which makes available to Yukoners mentorship for roles on the technical side of film production, including roles such as camera operation, editing, sound recording, etc.  It also increases the number of hours available to Producer/Director/Writer mentorships from 15 hours to 30 hours per application per project which allows writers, directors and producers to access support as they complete funding applications, develop their business, or pitch projects to national and international markets.

The Yukon Film Society, Screen Production Yukon  Association and Yukon Film and Sound Commission are again working together to manage the program and are available to aid potential mentees in connecting with the potential mentor of their choice.

The program will launch with an information session at the Screen Production Yukon offices at 204D Strickland St., 3rd Floor, on Tuesday, July 19th from 5 – 6:30 PM. The information session will be a drop in format with representatives from YFSC, SPYA and YFS available to answer questions on the program. There will be snacks and drinks available for attendees. 

Intake dates for the program are as follows:

  • August 16, 2016:          Intake #1 (Deadline of 11:59 PM)
  • September 12, 2016:    Intake #2 (Deadline of 11:59 PM)
  • October 17, 2016:         Intake #3 (Deadline of 11:59 PM)
  • November 21, 2016:     Intake #4 (Deadline of 11:59 PM)

Important Dates:

  • March 6, 2017:             All mentorships must be complete
  • March 20, 2017:           All mentorship reports and invoices must be delivered to YFSC

Please use the attached application form to apply to the program and deliver your application to the Yukon Film and Sound Commission in person, or via email. 

Please see attached guidelines for full program information.

Learn more:
Call the Yukon Film and Sound Commission at 867-667-8285 or email Kevin.Hannam@gov.yk.ca