Screen-Based Production Grant (SPG)

The Screen-Based Production Grant (SPG) supports film and television production in Alberta. It offers up to 30 per cent of eligible production expenditures made in Alberta as well as a potential increase in the $5 million per-project cap of up to $7.5 million in funding per project.

Applications are evaluated through a competitive process that awards points based on economic or cultural criteria such as job creation, the use of Alberta cast and crews, the use of Alberta infrastructure such as the Calgary Film Centre, diversity, and the use of Alberta subject matter.

This improved grant replaces the previous Alberta Production Grant (APG).

Application intake is now open until March 31, 2018.

Application Intake Windows
February 1 to March 31
June 1 to July 31
October 1 to November 30

Application submission

NOTE: This system may not be available between 7 AM and 10 AM on Sunday, the 25th of February, 2018 due to maintenance activities. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please review the SPG guidelines prior to applying.

Applications must be submitted through the online grant application system (GATE). Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm on the deadline date, unless the deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend when it will be extended until the next working day.

Read the online step-by-step GATE guide.

Returning applicants

You may begin your online application.

New applicants

If you are a first time applicant, you will need to set up an applicant profile before you begin your application. To do this, please register by emailing the Alberta Media Fund and include your first and last name, your company's name and a preferred email address. You will then be contacted you with your login credentials.

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For more information or for inquiries, please email AMF administration at Cultural Industries.

Last reviewed/revised: February 23, 2018
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