Summary of funding commitments to date:

Fiscal Year 2016-17
  • Total budget: $11,500,000
  • Total committed: $10,645,525
Fiscal Year 2017-18:
  • Total budget: $10,000,000*
  • Total committed: $ 4,986,583*

*This number excludes The Mist’s funding commitment of $5,927,492. As a service production exceeding the $4 million per-production limit in the incentive fund guidelines the funding will be provided outside the $10 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, leaving capacity for other productions in 2017-18.


Film Productions Announced

Sep 20, 2016

Nova Scotia Business Inc. announces the following approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund (NSFPIF).

Sept 20, 2016

    • Television series: Sunnyvale Shoals produced by SV Shoals Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $556,701 (budget year
      2017-18).
    • Television series: Brojects: In The House Season 2 produced by Brojects NS Limited. NSFPIF funding commitment of $68,463 (budget year
      2017-18).
    • Television series: Trajectoires 4 produced by 3291627 Nova Scotia Limited. NSFPIF funding commitment of $203,427 (budget year
      2017-18).
    • Television series: Pour l'amour du country produced by 3286993. NSFPIF funding commitment of $243,979 (budget year
      2017-18).

Aug 2, 2016

  • Television series: Curse of Oak Island Season 4 produced by Tell Tale International Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $1,271,546 (budget year
    2017-18).
  • Television series: Halifax Comedy Festival 2017 produced by ComedyTV 17 Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $142,978 (budget year 2017-18).
  • Movie of the week: Harry's Island produced by Vertical Productions Inc.
    NSFPIF funding commitment of $645,352 (budget year 2016-17).
  • Series pilot: Sea Change produced by Seawalker Productions Inc.
    NSFPIF funding commitment of $616,972 (budget year 2016-17).
  • July 26, 2016

    • Documentary: Bluenose: The Legend Lives produced by Saltwind Productions Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $80,515 (budget year 2016-17).
    • July 19, 2016

      • Documentary: Hinchinbrook produced by Horse Sense Films Inc.
        NSFPIF funding commitment of $145,468 (budget year 2016-17).
      • Television series: Trailer Park Boys Season 11 produced by Sunnyvale Productions 11 Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $1,418,003 (budget year 2016-17) .

        July 18, 2016

        • Television series: The Mist produced by Small Town Productions Inc.
          NSFPIF funding commitment of $5,927,492.

          As a service production exceeding the $4 million per-production limit in the incentive fund guidelines the funding will be provided outside the $10 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, leaving capacity for other productions in 2017-18. See the Department of Business news release on this funding commitment.

        July 12, 2016

        • Documentary: My Way produced by Dignity Productions Inc.
          NSFPIF funding commitment of $119,215 (budget year 2016-17) .
        • Documentary: Talented produced by Hack2 Productions Inc. 
          NSFPIF funding commitment of $119,449 (budget year 2016-17) .
        • Documentary: Ability produced by Moms Productions Inc.
          NSFPIF funding commitment of $119,640 (budget year 2016-17) .
        • Television series: Pure produced by Pure Season 1 Inc.
          NSFPIF funding commitment of $2,363,472 (budget year 2016-17) .
        • Television mini-series: STUDIO BLACK! produced by Studio Black Productions Ltd. NSFPIF funding commitment of $230,550 (budget year 2016-17) .

          June 21, 2016

          • Television series: Sex & Violence Season III produced by Spiteful Threesome Pictures Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $160,945 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Television series: This Hour Has 22 Minutes Series XXIV produced by DHX-Hour Productions (NS) XXIV Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $2,200,346 (budget year 2017-18) .

          May 31, 2016

          • Television series: Mr. D Season VI produced by Mr. D S6 Productions Ltd.
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $1,640,533 (budget year 2016-17) .

          April 26, 2016

          • Television special: Celtic Edge produced by The Solo Project Ltd. 
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $48,548 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Television mini-series: Short Film Face Off produced by Short Stop Pictures IX Ltd. NSFPIF funding commitment of $70,426 (budget year 2016-17) .

          April 5, 2016

          • Television series: Trajectoires 3 produced by 3291627 Nova Scotia Limited
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $230,006 (budget year 2016-17) .

          March 22, 2016

          • Feature film: Halloween Party produced by Terrifying Movie Inc.
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $299,143 (budget year 2017-18) .

          March 8, 2016

          • Documentary: Body Language Decoded produced by Body Language Films Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $134,421 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Television pilot: Mi'kmaw Customary Law Circle produced by Houston Productions Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $15,492 (budget year 2016-17) .

          March 1, 2016

          • Television series: Trailer Park Boys Out of the Park: Europe produced by TPB OTP Productions Incorporated.  NSFPIF funding commitment of $810,368 (budget year 2016-17) .

          December 1, 2015

          • Documentary: Adopted, produced by HOG Productions Inc.
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $116,118 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Television series: Hack Attack, produced by Hack Productions Inc.
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $168,069 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Television series: Love Food Season 3, produced by Love Food3 Productions Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $169,834 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Documentary: Return to Bosnia, produced by Peacekeeper Productions Inc.
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $118,952 (budget year 2016-17) .

          November 3, 2015

          • Feature film: The Child Remains produced by Malefic Films Inc.
            NSFPIF funding commitment of $291,397 (budget year 2016-17) .

          September 24, 2015

          • Television series: Pour l'amour du country XIV produced by 3286993 Nova
            Scotia Limited. NSFPIF funding commitment of $293,575 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Feature film: Train Whistle Does Not Blow produced by Grassfire Films Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $57,675 (budget year 2016-17) .

          September 22, 2015

          • Feature film: nineteenseventysomething produced by Weirdos The FilmInc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $320,403 (budget year 2016-17) .
          • Television series: CBC Ha!ifax Comedy Fest 2016 produced by ComedyTV 16 Inc. NSFPIF funding commitment of $140,127 (budget year 2016-17) .

          Quick Facts

          • the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund financially supports the development and production of films that have potential for success in Nova Scotia and other markets
          • to be eligible for the fund, an applicant must have a permanent establishment in the province and be engaged primarily in the creation of film-video productions for public viewing
          • eligible organizations are able to apply to receive funding from the fund to facilitate the production of projects in Nova Scotia that meet the eligibility requirements
          • the objective of the fund is to support and expand the film and television production industry in Nova Scotia and create economic value for a broad group of Nova Scotians, in particular key creative positions such as directors, writers and performers.

          "Nova Scotia Business Inc. is excited to work with the film and creative industry as part of our mandate on behalf of Nova Scotians," said Laurel Broten, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. "In addition to administering the Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, NSBI also works with businesses in many sectors by offering business advice, education and information sessions, international business training, trade market research, and business development."
           
          Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the provincial government agency responsible for delivering business development and export development tools, services and programming. To learn more about the fund guidelines and application process, please visit www.nsbi.ca/filmapplication