Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund Partners with Canadian Territories for New Short Film Program

— September 26, 2019

– The Harold Greenberg Fund’s Territories Shorts Program provides filmmakers in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon with financing for short film productions –
– The deadline for applications is November 6 –

TORONTO (September 26, 2019) – Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund, in partnership with the Northwest Territories Film Commission (NTFC), Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC), and the Government of Yukon’s Media Development Unit announced today the HGF/Territories Shorts Program. The new funding initiative is designed to finance narrative short films from filmmaking teams across the three territories, showcasing their creative visions and furthering the careers of writers, producers, and directors as they develop their skills.

Three recipients, one from each territory, will each receive a total of $20,000 in financial contributions from The Harold Greenberg Fund, NTFC, NFDC, and Media Development to support their production of short and impactful standalone films. The initiative marks the first time all three territories have been brought together under one funding program supporting filmmaking.

“The HGF/Territories Shorts Program represents an exciting new chapter in our mission to support the Canadian filmmaking community in all areas of the country” said John Galway, President, English-Language Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund. “We are proud to work with our partner agencies on this initiative and can’t wait to engage with filmmakers in all three territories to help bring their exciting projects to life.”

“This is an incredible opportunity for a Yukon content creator to produce a dramatic film and share their story,” said Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Yukon. “We are pleased to partner with the prestigious Harold Greenberg Fund on this exciting program, which will raise the profile of northern filmmakers and strengthen Yukon’s growing media industry.”

“The Nunavut Film Development Corporation looks forward to partnering with the Harold Greenburg Fund on this exciting new initiative,” said Huw Eirug, CEO, Nunavut Film Development Corporation. “The Short Film Program offers a great opportunity for Nunavummiut filmmakers to further develop their story telling skills.”

The HGF/Territories Shorts Program joins The Harold Greenberg Fund’s growing collection of initiatives supporting short filmmakers in Canada. Other programs include the Shorts-to-Features Program, the Manitoba Shorts Program, and the BC Shorts Program.

The deadline for applications for The HGF/Territories Shorts Program is November 6, and more information can be found HERE.

About The Harold Greenberg Fund:
The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from Bell Media and The Movie Network, provides reimbursable financial assistance for the development of feature films, as well as sponsoring industry workshops, training programs, festivals, special events, and awards. Since its inception in 1986, the French and English Programs of the Fund have supported nearly 5,000 projects and initiatives, for an investment of over $100 million to date in the Canadian film and television industry. It is proud to support the vision and works of Canadian storytellers.

About Northwest Territories Film Commission :

The NWT Film Commission takes pride in promoting the NWT as a prime film location. As the film industry in the NWT continues to grow it is essential that marketing and promotion efforts are innovative to enhance engagement with local and global producers, industry influencers, and NWT film enthusiasts.  Created in 1999 the NWT Film Commission continues to support, develop and promote all aspects of the film and media arts industry in the Northwest Territories.

About Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC) :

The Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC) provides funding, training and film commission services in Nunavut. It is responsible for fostering and promoting the development and growth of the screen-based media industry in the territory. NFDC is a non-profit non-governmental organization funded by the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation.

About the Government of Yukon :

The Government of Yukon assists market-driven film and media production through the Yukon Film and Sound Incentive Program, and supports filmmakers through the Advanced Artist Award.

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