Documentary + Factual Development Fund

Rogers Group of Funds + Creative BC

The Documentary + Factual Development Fund is intended to encourage the development of motion picture projects in both documentary and factual series formats. 

Delivered over two years, this Fund represents the first partnership in Canada at the provincial level between the Rogers Group of Funds and a provincial partner, with each contributing $400,000 to the initiative.
  • Program open for applications November 23, 2021, closing January 10, 2022 
  • This Third Round’s key objectives are:  

    • To provide continued support for projects that have previously received funding from Round One or Round Two of this program; and that have received significant interest in their development materials, with some demonstrable momentum towards production;
    • To provide development funding to established BC production companies with a comprehensive track record and portfolio  

    This program will provide development funding of up to $20,000 per project, in the form of a non-recoupable advance for B.C filmmakers and producers.  

    Applications are especially welcomed from filmmakers that identify as Indigenous, Black and/or as a Person of Colour, and production companies that are majority owned by individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black or by a Person of Colour.  

    Note that there are some changes and enhancements to this Third Round of the program, and so please read the Guidelines found below carefully. No market trigger is required to apply for this program, nor are other funding sources expected to be committed at this stage. 


  • Guidelines - Continuing development for B.C. filmmakers [PDF] - 315KB

    Continuing development for B.C. filmmakers