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Funding Programs

Story Telling Fund

The Story Telling Fund is a creation fund that provides production companies and individual filmmakers the flexibility of a greater diversification of activities not currently served by NFDC’s funding programs.


Short Film Fund

The Short Film Fund provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to participate in a mentored program that will:

  • provide up to $25,000, including the cost of mentoring services
  • provide mentoring from an established industry professional by offering advice, expertise, and support

Creative Content Development

The Creative Content Development Fund provides for the development of creative content for film, television, and digital media. A project may apply for up to three grants of $7,500 each.

Online Application Form


Nunavut Spend Incentive

The Nunavut Spend Incentive Program is an initiative that awards production companies a rebate on the total eligible costs for production goods and services purchased and consumed in Nunavut. Only those eligible productions which spend more than $25,000 on goods and services consumed in Nunavut are eligible to apply for a rebate.


Market Endowment Program

The Market Endowment Program is an initiative that awards an individual producer financial assistance up to $5,000 to cover their costs to attend international markets, co-production conferences or forums. Assistance under this program is also available to producers or directors whose project has been nominated for an award or selected for screening at a major festival.


Inuktut Language Incentive

The Inuktut Language Incentive Program provides support for the production of new programs or versioning of existing programming of relevance to Nunavut into Inuktut. The purpose of this program is to increase the amount of relevant film, television and digital media that is available to the residents of Nunavut in Inuktut through broadcast, consumer sales, educational institutions or online.

The Learning Fund
The Learning Fund provides opportunities for those in screen-based industries to obtain training at a professional level. The fund is open to production companies or individuals at all levels of experience. Practices can take various forms, such as specifically designed film camps, coordinated lecture series, online courses, independent studies etc. Applicants can be individuals who are seeking opportunities for themselves, and companies looking to improve the professional development of their employees.


Document links for all funding programs during application and reporting: