NWT Producers Incentive Pilot Program (PIPP)

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is advancing the Northwest Territories (NWT) film and media sector by investing in NWT producers at the pre-development and development stages with the goal of developing professional quality commercial projects.

The NWT Producers Incentive Pilot Program (PIPP) is designed to:

  • Support the growth and sustainability of the NWT film and media sector
  • Build the skills and experience of NWT film professionals
  • Raise the NWT’s global profile as a filming destination
  • Encourage the development of homegrown projects to be shot on location in the NWT
  • Diversify the economies of all NWT regions and communities through film and media opportunities.

Who can apply?:

NWT residents and businesses engaged in commercial film and media production who can demonstrate having had at least one:

  • completed professional project shown by a recognized broadcaster or distributor (e.g. CBC, Crave),
  • or one prior project which has received funding from a market relevant source

A market relevant source can be any one of: a broadcaster, distributor, pay television, or media-focused funding agency (e.g. Telefilm, Canada Media Fund, Harold Greenberg Fund, etc.)

Program Categories:

1) Pre-development:

Up to $10,000 for expenses such as:

  • Producer, scriptwriter, or script editor fees
  • Option fees or acquisition of rights
  • Production of pitching materials
  • Travel and research

2) Development:

Up to $25,000 for expenses such as:

  • Location scouting
  • Marketing plan
  • Budget development
  • Operational overhead

No deadline to apply. Applications are evaluated on a first-come-first-served basis until budget is allocated.

For full program details and how to apply, email the NWT Film Commission: nwtfilm@gov.nt.ca