New motion picture fund backs B.C. stories (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Jen Holmwood

Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
Jen.Holmwood@gov.bc.ca
250 818-4881

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

Government Communications and Public
Engagement
250 208-4309

Backgrounders

Reel Focus BC

Through Creative BC, the B.C. government will offer more than $4 million this year to the domestic motion picture industry through:

  • Reel Focus BC supports for development and production activities. Reel Focus BC will provide more than $3 million to the creation of made-in-B.C. motion picture content in 2020-21:
    • The new Domestic Motion Picture Fund, providing $2 million in development and production funding.
    • The annual Project Development Fund will provide more than $1 million in Creative BC support, with an additional $475,000 from partnerships as follows:
      • $760,000 General Project Development Fund to support development-stage funding for B.C.-owned and controlled intellectual property creators that have attracted market investment.
      • $400,000 Rogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development Fund to support the development of motion picture projects in documentary series and factual series formats ($200,000 via Creative BC).
      • $400,000 Access 2020, a collaboration between Creative BC, Canadian Media Producers Association BC producers branch and the Canada Media Fund to support early stage development of B.C.-based children’s and scripted drama projects ($125,000 via Creative BC).
  • General Creative Industries Funding programs deliver an estimated $1.075 million to the domestic motion picture sector through Creative BC, including:
    • domestic industry initiatives;
    • international industry initiatives; and
    • Passport to Markets Fund - digital edition.

Media Contacts

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

Government Communications and Public
Engagement
250 208-4309