Screenwriters Development Fund

Applications are open for the Screenwriters Development Fund. The application deadlines are 24 June and 20 October 2023.

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

Previous Recipients



Nova Scotia Producers with a Nova Scotia writer.

Fund Intent and Objectives

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

  • supports 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
  • advances diversity, inclusion and gender parity


The Screenwriters Development Fund prioritizes applications that:

  • reflect meaningful representation on the project team from members of diverse communities and equity-seeking groups
  • reflect gender parity within the members of the project’s key creative personnel


Funding Allocation

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


How to Apply

  1. Review detailed program criteria in the Screenwriters Development Fund Guide (PDF)
  2. Contact the Screenwriters Development Fund to discuss your project idea and confirm your eligibility.
  3. Complete the Screenwriters Development Fund Application Form (PDF)
  4. Complete the Screenwriters Development Fund Budget (PDF)
  5. Send your completed application and supporting documents to


Contact Information

Screenwriters Development Fund
Phone: 902-222-3069