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Fall 2020 Mentorship Program

Fall 2020 Mentorship Program

Thursday, September 17 (all day)

During this continued period of physical distancing, SPYA and Yukon Media Development are working to provide Yukon film and screen-media industry professionals with funding for mentorships to advance their production skills (both above and below the line) and business skills.

Mentorships are paid at $75/hour for up to 20 hours. Both the applicant and mentor may be paid a portion of the total hourly wage.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must:

  • be a Yukon resident;
  • be or become a SPYA member;
  • have a demonstrated commitment to a career in the screen-media industries; and
  • have earned income from the screen-media industries in 2019 or 2020.

Mentors must:

  • have demonstrated experience working in the area or format of applicant’s focus;
  • not be currently attached to a project for which the applicant has received Yukon Media funding; and
  • be legally eligible to work in Canada.

How to apply

  • Complete a FALL 2020 Mentorship Application Form. 
  • Submit resumes for yourself and your mentor.
  • Applications must be submitted by the deadline to

Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 5pm. We will do our best to notify successful applicants as soon as possible.

Adjudication Process

A jury from SPYA, YMD and an outside film professional will review the applications and make decisions based on:

  • an applicant’s demonstrated need for mentorship;
  • the mentor’s experience and suitability for the project; and
  • the training plan submitted.


Mentorships are paid at $75/hour for up to 20 hours. Applicants propose how the fee will be split between themselves and their mentor, but at least half ($37.50) must be paid to the mentor. All payments will be made directly to the applicant and the mentor upon completion of the mentorship and receipt of invoices.

Mentorships must be complete by January 30, 2021. Invoices for final payment must be received by February 15, 2021. Any invoices received after February 15, 2021 may not be eligible for payment.

This program is made possible by the support of Yukon Media Development.

You may apply to both the Training and Mentorship programs. If you do, indicate which one is your priority as we may only be able to fund one per person.


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