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Guidelines for the screen-based production industry

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CMF Predevelopment Program – Letter of Interest

We are now accepting requests for the Letter of Interest required by the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Predevelopment Program. Alberta Film has the ability to provide a maximum of 2 letters of interest for the predevelopment. Due to the number of requests for letters of interest and the quality of the projects submitted, it was determined the fairest method of decision was a randomized selection following a basic eligibility review. We will follow the same process this year.

All requests must be received prior to 11:59 pm, on Monday, June 7, 2021 and must include the following to be considered:

  • proof that applicant corporation is registered and in good standing with the Alberta Corporate Registry
  • documentation showing that a writing agreement is in place
  • project information including:
    • a brief synopsis, genre and format of the project
    • listing of the creative talent attached or intended to participate in the project
    • proof or confirmation that the applicant owns all rights and options necessary for development and production of the project
    • a budget and financing plan
    • project development schedule

Only requests for projects that meet minimum eligibility for the CMF Predevelopment Program will be considered. Full program information is available on the CMF website. Please ensure that you have fully reviewed the program guidelines published on the CMF website to determine if you are eligible. As we do not have additional information about the program, our decisions are based on our interpretation of the published guidelines only, and CMF may make a different determination for project eligibility.

Your request, including all supporting documentation listed above, should be emailed to [email protected] prior to our June 7 deadline.

We will not be following up for missing information, all requests will be reviewed as submitted. Once a selection is made all requesters will be notified by email if their request was successful or not.

Transitional provision as of April 1

For screen-based productions where the total production spend is $500,000 or greater, the Film and Television Tax Credit (FTTC), administered through Jobs, Economy and Innovation, is available to support medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.

Beginning on April 1, the transitional period ended and productions applying to the program must not have commenced principal photography prior to the application submission.

Learn more about the Film and Television Tax Credit.

Overview

The Alberta Media Fund (AMF) offers a variety of grants to help support the growth, sustainability, competitiveness and business attraction of our province’s cultural industries.

Organizations involved in the creation and development of screen-based productions, digital media, script writing, book publishing, magazine publishing and sound recording can apply for funding.

Funding available includes:

Application deadlines vary per grant. Refer to the grant guidelines relevant to your organization for more information.

This funding allows organizations to:

  • promote economic diversification and investment
  • develop industry professionals and create jobs
  • grow national and international interest
  • support the creation of Alberta content
  • attract work from inside and outside Alberta

Funding at a glance

  Alberta Made Production Grant Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant Project/Script Development Grant Cultural Industry Grants
Web page Alberta Made Production Grant Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant Project/Script Development Grant Cultural Industry Grants
Funding (max.) $125,000 $200,000 $55,000 per project Varies, depending on the grant stream
Application deadlines January 16, 2021 and July 16, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021
Stream priorities Covers 25% of eligible Alberta labour and non-labour costs Covers labour expenses for post-production animation and visual effects organizations. Covers expenses related to script or project development.

Contact

Connect with the Alberta Media Fund:

Phone: 780-422-8584
Toll free: 310-0000 followed by the number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]