FEATURE FILM & TELELVISION PRODUCTION GRANT
The Feature Film & Television Production Grant invests in television and feature film projects with commercial intent that shoot in Saskatchewan and/or employ Saskatchewan-based crew during production and post-production.
For the Saskatchewan Stream, eligible applicants may apply for financial support equal to a maximum of 30% of all eligible Saskatchewan expenditures up to a maximum of $5,000,000.
For Service Production Streams, eligible applicants may apply for 25% of all eligible Saskatchewan expenditures up to a maximum of $5,000,000.
For both streams, applicants might be eligible for the following bonuses (to a commitment not exceeding a maximum of 40% of eligible Saskatchewan expenditures for Saskatchewan Stream, or maximum of 35% for Service Production Stream):
10% frequent filming bonus (where applicants complete 3 or more eligible productions per year in Saskatchewan)
5% rural bonus (where majority production takes place a minimum 50km outside Regina or Saskatoon)
5% Saskatchewan post-production bonus (where majority post-production is taking place in Saskatchewan)
COVID SAFETY PLAN
Grant recipients will be required to provide a COVID Safety Plan for their production.
The COVID Safety Plan must describe how the production will respect and implement the Saskatchewan On-Set COVID-19 Safety Protocols as developed by the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association.
The COVID Safety Plan is not required at the time of application. It must be submitted to Creative Saskatchewan before the first day of principal photography.
Opening date: May 2, 2022
If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm the following business day.
In the case of dramatic projects, priority will be given to applications where the majority of principal photography is taking place in Saskatchewan and productions that demonstrate a high economic return for the province.
In the case of documentaries, priority will be given to applications where the 75% of post-production occurs within the province and productions that demonstrate a high economic return for the province.
Applications for projects determined to have a low priority will be waitlisted until January 31, 2023.