Local Industry


The NWT Film Suppliers Guide is a resource that the NWT Film Commission uses to promote local professionals, businesses and organizations based in the NWT that provide products and services to film productions filming on location in the NWT.  To join our Suppliers Guide, simply fill out a registration form.

The Locations Library is our online image gallery of areas across NWT to help you scout the location for your next project.


Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) provides film funding contributions in three areas:

  • Film Development: Up to $5,000 a year to cover small production, trailer or pitch production costs.
  • Marketing and Promotion: up to $15,000 a year to cover promoting costs.
  • Sponsorship: Up to $20,000 a year to support commercial media productions.   

Learn more about SEED’s guidelines, apply for funding, or read an FAQ on the program.

Department of Education Culture and Employment

Northern Film and Media Arts Contributions and Support to Northern Performers are to programs offer more support to film, audio and digital media projects in NWT.

The NWT Arts Council also provides recommendations to the Minister of Education Culture and Employment annually on its arts funding.

A Guide to GNWT Arts Funding Programs offers more details on government support.

Social Media

Keep up-to-date with the latest film events, news, job opportunities and buzz in the NWT film industry by following us and using the hashtag #NWTfilmSee social media links at the bottom of the page.