Rogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development Fund

Creative BC and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to offer support to encourage the development of motion picture projects in the documentary series and factual series formats.

Uniquely, the Rogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development Fund’s key feature is to support individual documentary and factual projects, before being greenlit by the market during early stage development only.

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.

The second intake for the Early Stage Investigation Development Program – providing up to $7,500 per project in the form of a non-recoupable advance for BC filmmakers/producers - is opening shortly.

This second round will open from Thursday 19 November 2020 until midnight Friday 8 January 2021.

Note that there are some changes and enhancements to this second round of the program, and so please read the Guidelines carefully. Most particularly, please be aware that: 

  • Applicants who successfully applied to Round One of this program are not eligible to apply to Round Two.
  • Applicants whose application to Round One was unsuccessful are allowed to apply again; and they may apply with either a new or the same project.
  • Each applicant and/or application company may only apply to Round Two with one project.