As of July 5, 2019, CBC and Creative BC, the province’s creative industry catalyst supporting film and television, publishing, music, interactive and digital media industries are launching the second year of their micro-budget production fund to support the creation of video content from BC producers and creators to be showcased in connection with CBC’s digital platforms.
Our commitment is to fund new productions that reflect, represent and reframe diverse perspectives from BC creative teams, showcasing new creative visions and furthering the careers of emerging writers, producers, and directors as they move towards the production of longer form content. Preference will be given to projects from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to get their unique voices heard, but creators who do not fall into any of these groups may also apply for funding. It is our hope that at least 50% of successful projects will come from female creators.
- Short Films, and short form video content that would fit primarily into the CBC.ca feed verticals of CBCShort Docs, CBCComedy, CBCKids, and CBCArts
- Funding is limited to genres that would qualify for BC domestic tax credits, ie, no talk shows, news, live sports events, game shows and advertising
- There is a per project minimum budget of $15,000 and a maximum contribution of $50,000, combined, from Creative BC and CBC
- Applicant is a BC company, as defined in the guidelines
Guidelines and application forms can be found on the CBC site here.