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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 Domestic Motion Picture Fund, the Province of British Columbias additional $2-million investment in the domestic motion picture industry.

Program closed

Recipients announced

This program closed on April 9, 2021 and is no longer accepting applications.

Watch the recording from the March 19 info session.

Janine Steele, Domestic Motion Picture Fund Project Manager
jsteele (at) creativebc.com

Downloads + Forms

Equity + Emerging Development 2020/21 Guidelines
Application Checklist
Budget Template