Equity + Emerging Development

The Equity and Emerging Development Program will deliver $200,000 targeted to emerging and equity-seeking B.C. filmmakers. Creators can get a grant of up to $10,000 to cover the cost of bringing together a development team to do research, develop a concept or write a script. The grants are available for a wide range of content including feature films, television shows, series, documentaries and animated content.
 
The goal of this program is to support equity and diversity in B.C.'s domestic motion picture sector by increasing access to funding for underrepresented filmmakers. Administered by Creative BC, this is the first program launched under the Province of British Columbia’s $2-million investment in the domestic motion picture industry. 
 
Equity and Emerging Development Program Budget: $200,000 
Project phase supported: Development 
Maximum amount available to request: $10,000  
Eligible genres and formats: Most genres and formats, with some exceptions. See guidelines for specifics 
Who can apply: Individuals or companies (emerging or equity-seeking) controlled by individuals who self-declare in one of the two targeted groups 
Adjudication process: Competitive
 
Missed our information sessions and want to know more?
Watch the recording from the March 19 info session
 

 

  • THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
     
    OPEN
    February 26, 2021 3:00pm PST
     
    DEADLINE
    April 9, 2021 at 11:59pm PST
  • GUIDELINES 

     
    Read the Equity and Emerging Development Program guidelines carefully before applying:  
     

     

    APPLICATION CHECKLIST 
     
    An application checklist is available to ensure you have all your information prepared before applying: 
     

     

    APPLICATION FORMS
     
    APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
     
    EMERGING FILMMAKERS
     
    EQUITY-SEEKING FILMMAKERS 

     

    BUDGET TEMPLATE 
     
    Optional development budget template for download
  • Join Creative BC staff to learn about the Equity and Emerging Development Program and application process.
     
    Two session dates will be announced in early March. Subscribe for updates, or check back here for updated information 
     
    Everyone is welcome to attend the information session date/time that works for them, though keep in mind we will provide more targeted information according to the application streams as noted below. 
     
     

    INFORMATION SESSIONS have now passed

     
    March 17 6:00PM  - 7:00PM PST
    Info Session #1 Targeted for potential emerging applicants
     
    March 19 2:00PM - 3:00PM PST
    Info Session #2 Targeted for potential applicants from under-represented or equity seeking groups