Northwest Territories Film Rebate Program

CALLING ALL FILM PRODUCTIONS:

 

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (NWT) FILM COMMISSION IS OFFERING REBATES FOR PRODUCTIONS FILMING ON LOCATION IN THE NWT.

 

The NWT Film Rebate Program provides financial incentives to productions filming on-location in the NWT. Program categories include a 25-40% cash rebate for the purchase of goods and services, travel to/within the NWT and wages for the training and hire of local residents, particularly in recognized film industry positions. 

 

 

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES PILOT REBATE PROGRAM

The NWT Film Rebate Program was developed by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) in response to a recommendation of the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy (EOS), which identified the film sector as a priority area in which the Government of the Northwest Territories could invest and create viable economic opportunities.
 

The Program provides incentives to productions filming on location in the NWT. Program categories include financial rebates for the purchase of goods and services, travel to and within the NWT and wages for the training and hire of local residents, particularly in recognized film industry positions.  The program also includes an increased incentive for productions filming outside of Yellowknife, to encourage film activity throughout the NWT.
 

Production companies are encouraged to submit their proposal packages to the Northwest Territories Film Commission Office.

 

PROGRAM CATEGORIES
 

There are three categories to the NWT Film Rebate Program:

 

1. NWT Labour/Training Rebate

  • 25% rebate for eligible NWT Labour.
  • An additional 15% rebate for Recognized Positions or NWT Resident candidates receiving on-set training.

2. NWT Expenditure Rebate

  • 25% rebate for all Goods and Services that qualify as NWT spending purchased and consumed in the NWT.
  • An additional 15% rebate for Goods and Services for productions shooting outside Yellowknife.

3. NWT Travel Rebate

  • 10% rebate for travel to and from the NWT from anywhere in the world.
  • 35% rebate for travel within the NWT (excluding aerial photography).

Please note: Travel costs for a non-NWT Residents may not be eligible in cases where a qualified NWT crew member could have been hired instead.  NWT Travel Rebate amount may not exceed $15,000 per production
 

Program Guidelines can be found here.

Application Form can be found here.

 

For a listing of local individuals, businesses and organizations that provide specific areas of expertise, products and services to film productions while on location in the Northwest Territories, please visit the NWT Film Suppliers Guide. If you are looking for a position or type of service that is not included in the guide, please contact the NWT Film Commission directly for assistance. Email: nwtfilm@gov.nt.ca or phone: 1-844-NWT-FILM