Creative BC is Updating their Online Application Portal

Effective August 6, 2018, Creative BC will only accept tax credit applications transmitted via the new portal.  All clients that have previously submitted an application to Creative BC will be granted access to the new system via e-mail before August 6, 2018.


If so, they must be transmitted prior to August 6, 2018. If you do not transmit your in-flight applications before August 6, 2018, your application(s) will NOT be available in the new system.

Applications that are not submitted before August 6, 2018 will still be available for viewing in the old system until September 30, 2018 but you will have to manually re-enter the information to the new system in order to transmit your application.

Alberta Film Releases New "Screen-Based Production Grant"

Alberta Film has released a new grant program called the Screen-Based Production Grant to supersede the Alberta Production Grant. 

Any pending applications with Alberta Film that were made prior to October 3, 2017 will be processed under the old Alberta Production Grant guidelines. 

For reference material for the Alberta Production Grant, click here.

The new Screen-Based Production Grant has two streams, the commercial envelope and cultural envelope. Commercial envelope grants have a maximum grant of $3M availble. Cultural envelope grants have a maximum grant amount of $5M, with a potential cap increase up to $7.5M. 

For additional details on the new grant requirements, please click here. 

SODEC Announces Joint Development Initiative with Cineflix

Cineflix Media Inc. and SODEC are introducing a new international development initiative for Quebec content. Under the first phase, $750,000 will be available over the next two years.

The initiative is open to all Quebec producers. The initiative aims to support the adaptation for the international anglophone market of scripted programs and French-language television created by Quebec producers. 

For more information see the SODEC press release below:

SODEC Cineflix press release

English version

Alberta Film to Release New Production Grant Program

On October 25, 2017 Alberta Film will be launching a new grant program. The new Screen-Based Production Grant will replace the Alberta Production Grant, and will introduce new funding criteria, specific application intake windows, and stricter financial controls.

No new applications are being accepted as Alberta transitions to the new grant program. 

Updated guidelines and requirements will be posted on October 25, 2017.

For more details see the link below:

Changes to Alberta Film Grant

Updates to Manitoba Tax Credit Program

The Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit has been extended to December 2019.  Eligible expenditures must be incurred and paid before December 31, 2019.

Please be advised that there will be a new application fee for the Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit for projects where principal photography begins after August 31, 2017.  More details can be found in the following link.