All deadlines close at 4:00 PM Saskatchewan time. If a deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend, applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM the following business day.
Application processing time: Applicants can expect to receive results within 10 weeks from the deadline date.
This grant provides financial support and mentorship to filmmakers to create short-form content under approximately 10 minutes. Content can be in most genres, including dramatic, animation, and documentary, web series and music video.
Ineligible genres include experimental, game shows, pornography, sports, news, and magazine-style content.
Filmmakers must be the grant applicant. If applying for Book to Screen Adaption or Music Video, the filmmakers are responsible for finding a Saskatchewan publisher or musician collaborator.
Filmmakers will be paired with a mentor throughout the production process who will advise and work with the teams to finalize video treatment (shot list or storyboard etc.), production budget, production schedule, production agreements, rough cut, and fine cut.
Creative Saskatchewan may provide up to 100% of the approved budget to a maximum of $7,500 for a music video, $25,000 for short-form content, and $30,000 for Book to Screen adaption, of which $5,000 to assist with option and adaption to screenwriting expenses.
Please note that if ineligible expenses (outlined in the Guidelines above) exceed 50% of the project budget, the application will be deemed ineligible.
You’ll be asked these questions as part of the online Grant Management System application process, pay close attention to the maximum number of points available!
Tip – Grant writing webinars are available on our YouTube channel
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Remember, to be eligible for this program, they must meet the following criteria: