Know the 75% rules for your next Canadian Content film!
October 18, 2021
Under FIBC (Film Incentive BC), productions that are not treaty or interprovincial co-productions need meet minimum 75% BC requirements. Documentaries have different rules!

Are you budgeting your next Canadian Content film? Be sure to know the applicable minimum BC requirements.

Under Film Incentive BC, productions that are not treaty co-production or interprovincial co-production need to meet the applicable 75% BC requirements, which vary depending on the type of production:
 

For non-documentaries:

•      At least 75% of the principal photography days (or key animation days for animated productions) of the production must be done in BC.

•      At least 75% of the total production costs must be paid to BC-based individuals or corporations for work done in BC.

•      At least 75% of the cost of post-production work (excluding stock footage rights) for the production must be carried out in BC.
 

For documentaries:

•      At least 75% of total production costs must be paid to BC-based individuals or corporations.

•      At least 75% of the cost of post-production work (excluding stock footage rights) for the production must be carried out in BC.

Learn more about the rest of the requirements here. Note there are different requirements for treaty co-productions and interprovincial co-productions.

 

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