Weekly Newsletter
April 27, 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 Industry Training (Nunavut FIT) is pleased to announce Mark Jr. Malliki of Igloolik, Nunavut has won round one of the Short Video Challenge. Mark’s video titled 'A Little View of Ham Bay' has won him a cash prize and an invitation to attend a Nunavut FIT workshop to be announced in the future. You can view his submission on the NFDC Facebook page. Round two of the $200.00 Short Video Challenge is now on. Information and an application form can be found by visiting here. Deadline for entry is May 20. Please note we accept one video per participant during each round. Congratulations to Mark Jr. We look forward to your future work.
  • 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. 
  • The Canada Council has teamed up with CBC/Radio-Canada to launch a new fast forward initiative created to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing. Through this initiative, the Canada Council will offer $5,000 micro grants to artists, groups and organizations who either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. To know more about Digital Originals, please click here. 
  • The CBC has delivered a comprehensive list that is continuously updated with COVID-19 resources. 
  •  The Government of Nunavut has also launched a new self-assessment tool for COVID-19 in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. You can access the tool here. “The purpose of this self-assessment tool is to provide Nunavummiut with real-time information and recommendations based on self-reported symptoms or recent travel history,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer.
  • Check out Hot Docs at Home on CBC! New films will screen each Thursday on Gem due to the festival being postponed by COVID-19. 
  • The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) published a COVID-19 Impact Analysis generated by Nordicity this week. Based on the production shutdown continuing through to June 30, 2020, there is a potential $2.5 billion loss in total production volume, which could affect 172,000 jobs. Read the one-sheet here
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