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Created in 1999, our role is to promote the NWT as a production location for feature films, documentaries, television programs, commercials, as well as still shoots.

Our official mandate is to maximize economic opportunities for Northwest Territories residents and businesses participating in the Film and Media Arts Industry, and to promote the NWT as an ultimate production location.

In order to achieve our mandate, we:

  • support and develop the growth of the NWT film industry using sound business principles in ares of funding, marketing, promotion and sector development;
  • promote the NWT to national and international film markets as the true northern production destination;
  • serve as a liaison between industry, organizations and government to foster the development of business partnerships;
  • provide appropriate information on funding and opportunities available to industry; and
  • assist in the development of local creative talent necessary to sustain industry growth.
Q What incentives do we offer?

Film Rebate Program (local incentive)

NWT Labour/Training Rebate
-  25% rebate for eligible NWT Labour
-  Additional 15% rebate for recognized positions or for NWT resident candidates receiving on-set training

NWT Expenditure Rebate
-  25% rebate for all goods and services that qualify as NWT spend purchased and consumed in the NWT
-  Additional 15% rebate for goods and services for productions shooting outside of Yellowknife city limits.

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)

Additional information and program guidelines can be found here:

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  • Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

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