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, Shorts, TV Pilots
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 spending25000 CAD
Minimum local spending infoMust be > 25 000 CAD applicable to Nova Scotia spend
Individuals paying income tax inNova Scotia
Service companies paying taxes inNova Scotia
OtherQE must be leased, used, provided or consumed in NS. Also, funds of no more than 150 000 CAD from NSPFIF may be directly or indirectly applied against payments to individuals

Contact Details

Name: Linda Wood
Phone:+1 902 424 7181