Alberta is a special place with an independent spirit and a long history of turning something that appears average into something amazing. We understand the power of dreams and cultivate what creative dreamers need to touch hearts and expand minds.

Alberta Film, Television & Digital Media Incentives and Funding
Alberta Foundation for the Arts

This fund provides artists up to $15,000 for the development of film and video arts projects that include, but are not limited to:

  • short and feature-length narrative films
  • experimental short films
  • documentaries
  • animated films
  • videos

Albertans can also receive funding to support artistic activities in art production, marketing, research, and training and career development.

Find out more: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Alberta Media Fund

This multi-faceted fund is made up of grants that cover the cost of different phases of film production. The fund and its grants support the growth and sustainability of Alberta’s film industry. By supporting Alberta-made productions, these grants provide employment opportunities for both emerging talent and established industry professionals.

  • Alberta Made Production Grant
    This grant was developed to help small-budget productions manage immediate cash flow needs by providing an interim payment of 25% of eligible production costs to a maximum of $125,000 per project.
  • Post-Production Grant
    This grant covers up to 18% of the cost for post-production including visual effects and digital animation. Producers can apply for this grant multiple times to a maximum of $200,000 per year.
  • Alberta Project Script Development Grant
    This grass roots grant helps project creators get their dreams off the ground by providing up to $55,000 to help cover the cost of developing a script.

Find out more: Alberta Media Fund

Film and Television Tax Credit (FTTC)

Alberta’s Film and Television Tax Credit offers refundable tax credits up to 30% on production and labour costs for film, television, and other screen-based projects with a minimum total production budget of $500,000. Applications for this credit are accepted year-round.

Find out more: Film and Television Tax Credit

Canada also offers numerous funding options and incentives at a national level. Click here to see what's available.