Screenwriters Development Fund

The Screenwriters Development Fund will consider investment in direct costs for film and TV scriptwriting.


Producers and Writers

Individual filmmakers and film companies.

Registered Nova Scotia businesses, and social enterprises can receive up to 50% of project costs through the fund.

Fund Intent and Objectives

When submitting an application to the Screenwriters Development Fund you will need to demonstrate how your project(s) achieve the following objectives:

  • The creation and development of film script projects by Nova Scotian filmmakers.
  • Increased export sales, and revenue growth.
  • The expansion of global markets, and audiences.
  • Strengthening the film and TV industry by developing Nova Scotia filmmakers, writers, and producers of local content.
  • The encouragement of diversity and gender parity.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

How to Apply

Please contact Mickey Quase or Susan Jeffries to discuss the proposed project and the application requirements before submitting an application:

Mickey Quase 902.424.3701
Susan Jeffries 902.424.2873

All information provided by applicants will be treated as confidential.

Download Screenwriters Development Fund Application (PDF 191KB)