Laptop and Phone

Grants

Apply for the funding you need to bring your film to life.

Grant Guidelines

Application Checklist

Budget Template

If%2520you%2520use%2520this%2520photo%25

Application 

Guide

PDF

PDF

 

For features

For shorts

PDF

Trudy Stewart Award

Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Eligibility: Indigenous filmmakers who are full members applying for independent projects.

The Trudy Stewart Award is a separate fund from the Filmpool Production Assistance Program Grants Funding applications with separate adjudication. 


Eligible applicants are Indigenous; First Nation, Metis, Inuit, who are full members of the Saskatchewan Filmpool in good standing at the time of application. The $1,000 prize is to be used for production or post-production costs for a project by the successful applicant.


The award amount is $1,000 CAD for production or post-production costs for a project by the successful applicant. 


Applicants to the Trudy Stewart Award are also eligible to receive funding from the Filmpool Production Assistance Program (FPAP) and apply for both with the FPAP Application Form.


All applications for the Trudy Stewart Award are reviewed and considered by a special jury whose decision is based on the project's merit and the quality of the support material included in the application. 


Both First Film (emerging) and established filmmakers are eligible to be considered for the award. Applicants must be a Full Member in good standing of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative to be eligible. The project must be an independent, non-commercial project. 


Non-commercial projects are those in which the applicant has full artistic control over all stages of the production, retains copyright of the finished production, is able to credit the Filmpool, and provides the Filmpool with a completed version of the film. The completed project must be made available for the Filmpool to be used as support material for Filmpool grant applications to funding agencies or future Filmpool screenings. 


See Guide - Filmpool Production Assistance program and the Application Guide to apply for this award and complete the application form online.


It is strongly recommended that you discuss your support material and your application with the Production Coordinator. 

All applications for this award are accepted via email through production@filmpool.ca.

Questions? Please call 306.757.8818 or email the Production Coordinator.

Filmmaker's Production Assistance Program

Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Eligibility: Full members in good standing applying for independent projects.

Eligible independent(non-commercial) projects are those in which the filmmakers have full artistic control over all stages of the production, retain the copyright of the finished production, can credit the Filmpool, and provide the Filmpool with a completed version of the project for use as support material in its grant applications.

The purpose of The Filmpool Production assistance Program is to support the production of independent Saskatchewan projects. The Filmpool provides resources in the form of cash grants and equipment access allocations to assist select, juried productions.

The Filmpool bases its support on the artistic quality of production. Some criteria would exclude some projects based on content and intended use. 

All application submissions are reviewed and considered based on the project's merit and the quality of the support material included in the application.

Application submissions that are accepted to the program are considered by a three-person jury whose decision is ratified by the Filmpool board of Directors.


Each year, the Filmpool makes available a minimum of $7500 CAD for Filmpool Production Assistance Grants and a maximum of $30,000 CAD in equipment access allocations.
 

Grant support is available annually to independent projects for one of three stages: Production,

Post-production or Distribution.

Applications for Production Grants may request up to $2500 CAD plus equipment access (no limit) for a project that is ready to enter the Production (shooting) stage. The project has completed Development and pre-production and is ready to begin shooting.

 

Applications for Post-production Grants may request up to $2500 CAD plus equipment access (no limit) for a project that is ready to enter the Post-production stage. The project has completed its “Principal Photography” and is now ready to begin editing.

 

Applications for Distribution Grants may apply for up to $1000 CAD only. The project has completed Post-production and has a final cut ready to be screened at festivals, public and private venues.

 

FIRST FILM FUND

The First Film Fund encompasses assistance the Filmpool has previously referred to as being directed at the “Emerging Artist”; a Filmpool Full member in good standing in the transition from being in an educational program or amateur level to the industry. A Filmpool Full member in good standing who is a post-secondary student may access this fund to continue work on a project that was started as part of their course of study. Post-secondary Students who are Full Members in good standing may apply to the First Film Fund for up to $800 but are not eligible for equipment access allocations.

Any Filmpool Full Member in good standing without a previous FP numbered project may access this fund.

 

Full Members in good standing of the Filmpool may access this fund once for a maximum of $800 CAD and up to $1000 CAD in equipment access allocation.

 

Each year $2400 CAD will be allocated to the First Film Fund.

 

Examples of past successful grants:

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • If the application deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications are due the following business day.

  • All grants are specific to the stage of production applied for and did not cover costs retroactively.

  • Distribution funds may be used for festival entries, poster creation, duplication, shipping costs, etc.

  • If an application is unsuccessful, the applicant can re-apply in the future.

  • A project may apply for funding and/or equipment access allocations at all three stages (production, post-production, distribution) but may apply for only one stage per application closing date.

  • A member must be a Filmpool Full member in good standing to receive their second installment.

  • Commercial, promotional, or educational projects are not eligible for Filmpool funding or equipment access allocations.

  • Equipment access allocations are assessed in the same manner as grants. They are provided to projects based on the artistic merit of the production.

  • Juries may recommend equipment access allocations without recommending any other funding support.​

Questions? Please call 306.757.8818 or email the Production Coordinator.