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Canada - Nova Scotia

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Interactive Media/Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Administrative Guidance

Guidelines

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Linda Wood

902.424.7181

lwood@nsbi.ca

www.nsbi.ca/film

Incentive

26-32% Grant

Project Criteria

$25K

$4M

Additional Considerations

Stream I:  Indigenous/Co-Production: 

  • Between 50 - 100% Nova Scotian ownership and control of production
  • A minimum of eight Nova Scotians must be employed in Head of Department positions or acceptable combination
  • Receive a base amount of 26% of all eligible Nova Scotia costs
  • For shoots where greater than 51% of the principal photography is outside the boundaries of Halifax Regional Municipality, you will receive 2% additional funding
  • For shoots of more than 30 days, you will receive 1% additional funding

Stream II:  Foreign/Service Productions: 

  • 50% or less Nova Scotian ownership or control of production
  • A minimum of four Nova Scotians must be employed in Head of Department positions or acceptable combination 
  • Receive a base amount of 25% of all eligible Nova Scotia Costs
  • For shoots where greater than 51% of the principal photography is outside the boundaries of Halifax Regional Municipality, you can receive 2% additional funding
  • For shoots of more than 30 days, you will receive 1% additional funding

For both streams, you can receive up to 3% additional funding if your production meets the criteria for the Nova Scotia Content Incentive.

Incentive is stackable with Canada's Federal Tax Incentive.

For more information, visit our EP Canada website.

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