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Screenwriters Development Fund

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


Nova Scotia Producers with a Nova Scotia writer

Fund Intent and Objectives

When submitting an application to the Screenwriters Development Fund you will need to demonstrate how your project achieves the following objectives:

  • The creation and development of film and TV script projects by Nova Scotian filmmakers.
  • Strengthens the film and TV industry by developing Nova Scotia filmmakers, writers, and producers.
  • The encouragement of inclusion and gender parity.


Funding Allocation

A Nova Scotia registered Production Company can receive up to 50% of project costs through the fund.

Application Deadlines:
May 15 and Oct 21, 2020

How to Apply

Screenwriters development fund guide (PDF, 175 KB)

Screenwriters development fund application (PDF, 331 KB)

Screenwriters development fund budget template (PDF, 89 KB)

Contact Information

Mickey Quase
(902) 424-3701 t
(902) 424-0710 f

1741 Brunswick St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 456, STN Central
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3J 2R5