The Government of Yukon has been supporting film work in the Yukon since the mid-1980s through various programs and services. In 1990, with the impending Klondike Gold Rush Centennial celebrations, the government vested support for film within the Department of Tourism. In 1998 a formal Film Commission was established.
In April 2003, the Government of Yukon undertook a review of the Yukon Film Commission as part of its move to the Department of Economic Development. Under the direction of a steering committee of industry stakeholders, this review resulted the addition of sound to the mandate of the Yukon Film Commission, which was renamed Yukon Film & Sound Commission (YFSC) in October 2004.
To support a sustainable and competitive film and sound recording industry, the Yukon Film and Sound Commission launched the Yukon Film & Sound Incentive Program in 2001. The Programs, now composed of six separate funds or incentives initiatives including a new sound recording program launched in July 2005. Annual Reports can be found in the News & Events section.
In fall 2016, the unit was renamed Yukon Media Development to more accurately reflect the work that it does.
Yukon Media Development
Box 2703 (F3)
Canada Y1A 2C6
Email: [email protected]