Alberta Media Fund: Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant (PPG)

By mmuise

The Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant (PPG) provides funding to help cover labour expenses for Alberta organizations involved in the development and delivery of post-production services in Alberta, including visual effects and digital animation. This funding, under the Alberta Media Fund (AMF), supports the growth and sustainability of Alberta’s post-production sector by helping eligible companies employ Alberta talent.

Comments on Funding:

1. A grant which represents 18% of the total eligible invoiced labour will provide funding to applicants.
2. Applicants may receive funding for both the PPG and Alberta Made Production Grant, if eligible.
3. Applicants can submit an unlimited number of applications, however the maximum amount an organization or their affiliates can receive in grant funding per budget year is $200,000.
4. Submissions with a combined total of eligible Alberta invoice values less than $4,000 and a minimum per project value of less than $500 will not be considered.
5. The grant amount requested per application must be at least $500.

Deadline: March 1 (annually)

Applicants must:

  • be organizations meeting these criteria:
    a) be incorporated in Alberta under the Business Corporation Act, or registered as an extra-provincial company in Alberta and be in good standing with the Corporate Registry or operate as a sole proprietorship with a registered trade name in Alberta. All applicants must be in good standing in all respects with funding received from the Government of Alberta including the AMF;
    b) be able to demonstrate that the organization provides services for arm’s length, third party organizations on a regular basis.
  • have the following eligible projects but are not limited to:
    a) editing of video and audio;
    b) subtitling and closed-captioning;
    c) creation and editing of visual and sounds effects;
    d) digital animation;
    e) projects produced primarily for distribution to a public audience;
    f) projects that have been submitted to the AMF within 60 days of the post-production end date, invoice date or signature date on the deal memo with a production company;
    g) projects that have a minimum eligible invoice value of $500.

    Projects that are not eligible for funding include but are not limited to:
  • productions that solicit funds;
  • mass reproduction of pre-recorded audio and video material on magnetic or optical media, such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, tapes, or cartridges;
  • archiving for corporate, institutional and preservation purposes;
  • pornography/adult entertainment;
  • productions made for internal corporate use;
  • productions where support would be considered contrary to public policy, including the promotion of:
    a) hate against an identifiable group;
    b) exploitation of sex, violence, horror or cruelty.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Applications will be accepted until March 1 each year, or when all funds for the budget year have been allocated. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the final day of intake. If the deadline falls on a statutory holiday or weekend, it will be extended to the next working day.

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