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COVID-19 Bi-Weekly Newsletter September 21 2020

  • There are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Hope Bay Mine (125 km Southwest of Cambridge Bay). Find out more here.
  • The call for applications for the ‘The Northern Shorts’ funding program is just around the corner! The program is a financing initiative between the Harold Greenberg Fund, Yukon Media Development, Northwest Territories Film Commission and Nunavut Film Development Corporation. It is designed to bolster the emerging talent in the three Canadian territories to make dramatic short films. Last year’s recipient was Nadia Mike’s “Leah’s Moustache Party”. For more information contact pm@nunavutfilm.ca.
  • The Oscars have announced new diversity standards for Best Picture contenders. Production companies must include underrepresented groups in various aspects of production to be eligible. Read more here.
  • “The Inconvenient Indian”, a film adaptation of the award-winning book by Thomas King, directed by Michelle Latimer, premiered at TIFF this past week and won best documentary prize. The film was partially shot in Iqaluit in May of 2019. Keep a watch as to when and where you can screen the film. In the meantime, check out this clip featuring Iqaluit actor Nalajoss Ellsworth!
  • CMF announces 19 million in COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for film and television production companies. Eligible Applicants may receive between $5,000 and $100,000. Applications will open on Monday, September 21 and close on October 16, 2020. Read the official press release here.
  • The Indigenous Screen Office is accepting applications for Indigenous Development Grants.The program is designed to support Indigenous filmmakers in project and professional development. The application deadline is October 16, 2020. 
  • Passes for the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival are now on sale!