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