Nunavut Film Development Corporation Monthly Newsletter
May 2018 
 NFDC in China - Canadian Creative Industries Mission to China
Shanghai and Beijing, April 9-13, 2018

Nunavut Film Development Corporation was pleased to have been part of Canada's first creative industries trade mission to China. Projects Manager, Jessica Kotierk was part of the Canadian delegation which represented over 50 organizations. The 5-day visit started in Shanghai, China's largest city, and consisted of introductory briefings on the growing creative industry and vast audience.

My personal highlight was a visit to the Jackie Chan Film Art Gallery which covered Jackie’s life from childhood to his Honorary Oscar win. The displays had all his personal memorabilia and awards with interactive stunt history.
The mission was led by Canada’s Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly. The delegation observed a session of the Creative Industries Advisory Group, which consists of established Canadian players in the China market. This advisory group helped to produce the report “A Snapshot of China’s Creative Industries” which outlines the opportunities in the Film, Performing Arts, Museum Exhibits, and Virtual Reality sectors.  

The tour then moved to the Capital City, Beijing, where we attended a banquet hosted by the Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism. The Canada-China relationship is supported by the Canada-China 2018 Year of Tourism, encouraging travel between the countries.  
Many subjects that are involved in Canadians doing business in the China market were touched on, including the intricacies of intellectual property and reaching Chinese audiences through social media such as WeChat, Weibo. In film, the search is for quality content with a big push for educational children’s programming.
If you are interested in more details, please contact Jessica,

Calling All Videographers and Photographers

A stock video and photography website showcasing the work of Northern photographers and videographers is about to open for business. Arctic Stock, a community-generated hub for video footage and photography from the Arctic regions, is currently collecting images and short video clips. Sales will start later in 2018. The project was conceived as a response to the high demand for Northern images, and the belief that it can and should be filled by professional or talented amateur photographers and videographers already living and working here.
Similar to traditional stock photography sites like Shutterstock or Dissolve, contributors upload their images directly to the site, and enter descriptive information for their images and decide on the type of licence they are willing to grant. The images they are then vetted for image quality and subject matter before being published. When a client buys a licence to an image, the contributing videographer or photographer retains copyright and receive 50% of the sale price, which is a significantly higher proportion than traditional stock photography sites.
Arctic Stock is a project of Atiigo Media, an Iqaluit-based communications firm registered with Nunavut Tunngavik as a 100% Inuit owned and with the GN under the NNI Policy. While originating in Nunavut, Arctic Stock aims to create a community for contributors across the circumpolar Arctic, as well as a platform to serve clients across the globe.
Interested videographers and photographers can view the site and sign up as contributors at For more information, contact

News Links:
Nine upcoming indigenous films to look out for

Indigenous Film and Television Talent Database

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is creating a database of Indigenous film and television talent (actors, directors, crew, designers, etc.) to connect various production companies, agencies, and/or individuals with other Indigenous individuals and/or companies working within the film and television industry in Canada.
The database will create an easily accessible network within Canada for Indigenous film and television projects, companies and employees. The information will also be shared with the newly formed Indigenous Screen Office as this responsibility is expected to flow
to them in the future.
If you would like to participate, please email along with your updated CV/resume and current headshot.
Our Commitment to an Ecosystem of Respect

In partnership with national signatories, Nunavut Film Development Corporation is supporting the newly released policy that shows harassment cannot be tolerated. As investors in Canada’s creative industries, we are committed to supporting a healthy ecosystem that thrives in a culture of mutual respect, dignity and inclusivity that is free from any form of harassment.

Click here for the list of Principles

Job Opportunity

Apply by May 16, 2018
The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation is looking for a Producer in Iqaluit, Nunavut. 

The Producer will create, research and produce a 13 episode series:
• Approve program and story ideas.
• Prepare schedule and budget.
• Coordinate and supervise crew and on camera talent

Click here to learn more details 

Production News

Good luck to the Qanurli crew as they start production on their seventh and final series!

Congratulations to Taqqut Productions on securing a second season of Anaana’s Tent!

One day in the life of Noah Piugattuk has just completed filming in Igloolik

Funding News

Canadian Media Fund has released its 2018-2019 Guidelines and confirmed a total program budget of $352 million. This includes the $15 million top-up from the Federal government announced earlier this year along with the regular annual Federal contribution and the annual contributions from Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors.

For more information: breakdown of the 2018-2019 program budgetProgram Guidelines, application deadlines

Please contact us with any news you would like shared.
Currently available in English only, working on translation versions.
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