The SIF programs are aimed at screen content creators who are changemakers, adventurers and pioneers. The SIF programs support creators as they begin their careers, take the next step in their careers, and work to create a more diverse and inclusive industry in our region.

We invite all creatives, talents, entrepreneurs, and anyone involved in film, television, or interactive digital media to participate in the SIF programs.

The Elevation Program

The program will fund film and television productions up to 10% of their budget with a maximum investment of $100,000. Eligible projects will be those that represent a significant step forward in the career of the producer. That step may be in the size of production, genre, or format.

Key highlights
  • Applications are not currently being accepted.
  • Please check back or follow us on social media for future announcements.
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Underrepresented Initiatives Program

This program will help to fund initiatives carried out by non-profit organizations that help to increase diversity and equity in interactive digital media and film and television. Funding will be focused on developing individuals and accelerating the careers of those in underrepresented communities.

Key highlights
  • Applications now accepted (no closing date)
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The Trailhead Program

The Trailhead Program supports recent graduates to take their projects to the next level, providing hands-on industry experience, mentorship and an opporunities to add to their portfolio and help prepare them for jobs within the games industry.

Key highlights
  • Open to recent graduates of the UofA Certificate in Computer Game Development program
  • Provides funding, education, and showcase opportunities
  • Application deadline: April 19
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Summit Push Program

The Summit Push Program aims to increase the visibility of local producers/developers by showcasing their work at internationally recognized events and providing support to engage their ideal investment targets.

Key highlights
  • Educational opportunities for team members
  • Showcase opportunities at Game Con Canada and gamescom 2024
  • $5,000 per studio to support showcasing
  • Application deadline: April 29
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