Weekly Newsletter
April 20, 2020


NFDC is committed to playing a key role in keeping you informed of the latest news and support systems in place for screen-based artists during the COVID-19 outbreak.


  • Nunavut Film's $100 Short Video Challenge NFDC has selected some handy online resources to help you create your next masterpiece! Check them out here. 
  • The *NEW* C-19 Story Telling Fund gives creators an opportunity to receive up to $7,500 for a project that does not fit into NFDC's other available program funding. The fund is open to all innovative screen-based ideas from development to distribution. 
  • De-ICE-olation is an online artist workshop series designed by Inuit Futures. Learn to make your own parka, create your first stop-motion animation or even learn caribou tufting!
  • Follow Nunavujiat to keep up-to-date with the creative content happening in Nunavut.
  • CMF has announced a new COVID-19 Information Hub for Canada's Screen Based Industries. Keep up-to-date here. 
  • National Canadian Film Day  is online this year with a recommended 20+20 list of films live streaming on April 22. The list includes Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner and The Grizzlies!


  • More Canadians are now eligible for the emergency response benefit. CERB applies to wage earners, as well as contract workers and self-employed individuals such as Artists, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI). Additionally, workers who are still employed, but are not receiving income because of disruptions to their work situation due to COVID-19, also qualify for the CERB. 
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a commitment of $500 million to Canadian Heritage to support arts, culture and sports. Details will emerge this week.
  • The Inuit Art Association compiled a list of COVID-19 federal and provincial/territorial supports for artists in Canada. Check it out here.
  • The Government of Nunavut now has the Small Business Support Program for Nunavut residents.  There are three programs: Small Business Opportunities Fund, Entrepreneur Development Fund, and the Sustainable Livelihood Fund.
  • Qaggiavuut! Emergency Relief Fund was created for Inuit and Nunavut Performing Artists.

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