Nova Scotia

Canada - Alberta

NameCA - NS Film & Television Production Incentive Fund (Stream 1 – Indigenous/Co-production)
FundNova Scotia Business Inc
TypeProduction Incentive
Project typesFeature Films, TV series, TV single work
Nature of projectFiction, Animation, Documentary
Funding calculation % of QE upto26
Funding calculation info26% of QE / Bonuses: 2% of QE if 51% of principal photography in a rural/non metropolitan area / 1% of QE if shooting is > 30 days / 1,5% of QE if >= 60% principal performers, actors and stunt are NS residents / 1,5% of QE if projects meets 3/7 content requirements
Qualifying expenses infoIn-kind contributions are not eligible
Nature of fundingSelective
Nature of funding infoEligibility assesment
Who can applyForeign production company based in the region, Production company registered in the region/state
Who can apply infoApplicant must be incorporated in NS under the Companies Act or continued as a NS company through a Certificate of Continuance with a permanent establishment in NS / Its main activity is the creation of film/video productions available for public viewing.
Other requirementsBetween 50 and 100% Nova Scotian ownership and control of the production / Minimum of 8 NS employed in Head of Department positions (0.5% will be deducted from the overall incentive % for each resident department head not hired) / Distribution confirmed (written evidence of a commercial licence agreement and evidence of 75% confirmed financing for projects with budgets of 1M CAD or greater (50% for projects under 1M CAD) provided at time of application
All year roundYes
When to apply infoFirst come, first served / Prior to commencement of principal photography / On a first-in, first-out basis / Application fee equal to 0.50% of NS total eligible costs budget capped at 5 000 CAD plus HST
RecoupableNot Recoupable
Tax typeCash Grant
Financial supportNational Productions, Coproductions
Minimum local spending infoMust be > 25 000 CAD
Individuals paying income tax inNova Scotia
Service companies paying taxes inNova Scotia
OtherQE must be leased, used, provided or consumed in NS / Direct or indirect payment to individuals capped at 150 000 CAD per project

Contact Details

Name: Linda Wood
Phone:+1 902 424 7181