Development Program

The NLFDC Development Program is available for eligible screen industry companies which are majority owned by a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador. The NLFDC’s program can invest up to 33% towards an eligible project’s development financing. Eligible development projects may include script writing/treatments and associated costs, as well as production costs for smaller budget productions. Development projects cannot apply for a tax credit.

Development projects require a third party investment commitment, in addition to the producer and the NLFDC.  Support for the development of a project does not, in any way, guarantee funding by the Corporation in later stages of the project.

The NLFDC has three annual funding application rounds for its Development Program. The upcoming deadlines for applications are:

  • January 9, 2023
  • April 17, 2023
  • October 16, 2023


All final decisions for development funding are made by the NLFDC’s Board of Directors.

Download Development Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Williams

Programs Analyst
Phone: (709) 739-1702
Toll Free: (877) 738-3456