FILM & TELELVISION DEVELOPMENT GRANT

GRANT OVERVIEW

This grant augments other resources available to qualified Saskatchewan production companies as they undertake one of four different streams of film and television development. 

 

Please note that pre-development is currently on-hiatus - but don't worry, eligible production companies can capture pre-development costs in the slate program.

COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES

To provide our clients with improved access to grants and programs while facing financial pressures associated with COVID-19, the following temporary guideline changes are in place: 

 

  • Film development grants will temporarily permit related-party transactions to be included in eligible expenses. ​ 

FOUR INVESTMENT STREAMS / DEADLINE INFORMATION

Pre-Development Stream - currently on hiatus

  • Eligible production companies can capture pre-development costs in the Slate Program.

First Draft Stream

Open date: June 1, 2022

Deadline: Closes when funding is exhausted

  • Assists with costs related to continuing development (e.g. taking a script treatment to an outline or first draft) of projects that have secured development monies from a eligible source (e.g. broadcaster or distributor.)

  • First and Final Draft Development streams will be offered on a first-come first-served basis and supported based on the availability of funds.

  • Applicants and their parent companies are limited to two First or Final Draft Development grants (or combination thereof) per fiscal year.

 

Final Draft Stream

Open date: June 1, 2022

Deadline: Closes when funding is exhausted

  • Assists with costs related to continuing development (e.g. script polish, and pre-production activities) of projects that have secured development monies from an eligible source (e.g. broadcaster or distributor.)

  • First and Final Draft Development streams will be offered on a first-come first-served basis and supported based on the availability of funds.

  • Applicants and their parent companies are limited to two First or Final Draft Development grants (or combination thereof) per fiscal year.

Slate Development Stream

Open date: September 1, 2022

Deadline: December 7, 2022

  • Assists with costs related to development of two to five eligible film or television projects with the potential to leverage development financing from other funding agencies and the private sector.

  • Applications are assessed by a jury of industry professionals.

If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm the following business day.

A NOTE ON ELIGIBILITY

If ineligible expenses exceed 50% of the project budget, the application will be deemed ineligible.

Activities that receive funding from the Saskatchewan Arts or SaskCulture are not eligible for support through Creative Saskatchewan investment programs.

SASKATCHEWAN PRODUCTION REQUIREMENT

Creative Saskatchewan's financial commitment shall be a grant for projects that proceed into production within Saskatchewan. However, recipients will be required to re-pay the grant in the following instances: 

  • In the case of dramatic projects, where less than 50% of principal photography and/or 75% of post-production occurs within the province. 

  • For non-dramatic projects, where less than 50% of post-production takes place in Saskatchewan.  

what's new

Changes and updates for 2022.

We're always consulting with creative industry stakeholders to ensure this grant remains effective. Find out what's been changed most recently.

grant in action

Real-life recipient success stories.

Film & TV Development Grant invests in producers from the earliest stage of a project's creation. Check out a recent example of how a recipient put it to use.

recipients

Every grant recipient. Every project.

Here's a list of everyone who has recently received this grant, what their project was, and how much they successfully applied for.

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If you've got some advice for us about how this grant could be improved, we're looking forward to hearing from you.