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AFA - Film and Video Individual Project Funding

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific film and video arts project.


To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • are legally entitled to be or remain in Canada
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted.

Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

Eligible genres

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible film genres include, but are not limited to:

  • narrative shorts and features
  • experimental shorts
  • documentary
  • animation

For a project to be eligible for AFA funding, the applicant must have complete editorial and creative control over the proposed project and must retain at least 75% of copyright.

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic activities in:

  • art production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Art production includes the development, creation and production of a work in film and video arts. Projects should be confined to a distinct phase of a work, such as:

  • script or screenplay writing
  • pre-production
  • production
  • post-production
  • commission to create new work (excludes ongoing activities)

Marketing includes a program of activity for a specific period of time to disseminate a completed film and video arts work and/or to develop audiences for the artist's work.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • film festival submissions
  • online distribution and promotion initiatives
  • attendance at screenings, exhibitions, presentations or conferences featuring the artist's work
  • award presentations by invitation

Research includes a program of activity for a specific period of time that supports or results in the development of new work in film and video arts.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • experimentation
  • exploration
  • research (including research for documentaries) related to production

Training and career development includes enrollment in a course or program of study designed to develop an artist's training in film and video arts.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • workshops
  • master classes
  • retreats
  • mentorship programs
  • professional development
  • professional courses of study in film and video arts

For more information on how to apply, visit Alberta Foudation for the Arts website.

Agency Name: 
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Contact Name: 
Brenda Hennig
Grant Amount: 
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: