Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation (NLFDC) and CBC have announced the launch of the NLFDC/CBC Digital Production Fund, a micro-budget production fund aimed at supporting digital content from Newfoundland and Labrador creatives.
Comprised of a total budget of $100K – with $50K coming from each organization – the initiative will showcase creators’ content on the pubcaster’s digital verticals and platforms like CBC Arts, CBC Short Docs, CBC Comedy, CBC Kids and CBC Gem. Funding will support short-form digital content from various genres. Projects like talk shows, news, current events, weather or market reports, sports events and game shows are excluded from the program.
To be eligible, applicants must reside in the province and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and be considered an eligible company as recognized by NLFDC. This criteria includes applicants who are incorporated Newfoundland and Labrador film and video production companies; and companies with a primary focus on development, production and distribution of film and video content, with at least 51% of the organization owned by a resident of the province.
Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Following the September 20 deadline, CBC will evaluate projects, selecting successful applicants to then apply for matching funds from NLFDC.
Applications are accepted until September 20, 2019. Find out more and submit your application.