Alberta provides funding for screen-based content creation through the Alberta Production Grant (APG), a unique film production incentive credited against eligible production expenses incurred in Alberta.

  • Funding of 25 to 30 per cent Alberta spend for all productions.
  • Flexible grant equivalent to a labour-based tax credit of 45 to 55 per cent.
  • $5 million per-project cap.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Post Production
  • Special Effects
  • All Alberta Labour
  • All Rentals
  • Set Construction and Props
  • Animation
  • Craft Services
  • Food and Accommodations
  • In-Province Travel
  • All Production Services

The APG is accepted at face value at most financial institutions. This means your loan won't be discounted based on what your tax credit might work out to be. We also don’t give sales tax rebates because Alberta has no provincial sales tax. You get to keep your money and fill out no forms.

Alberta also offers project-script development support for Albertans. For more information about this program, please visit the Alberta Media Fund (AMF).

Last reviewed/revised: January 7, 2016
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