Indigenous Screen Office

Supporting Indigenous sovereignty through storytelling on screen.

ISO Funding Programs

ISO funding opportunities are available through two key streams:

Story Fund Program

Development Grants:  supporting Indigenous individuals, companies and communities develop their scripts, research project ideas and content, develop existing IP into screen-ready projects, and undertake protocols and community-based work as part of the development phase.

Production Grants: supporting the production and creation phase. Production grants are available not just to film and television productions, but also to digital, interactive and emerging technology projects.

Enhancements Grants: ISO offers support and top-up funding for production, post-production, marketing and distribution and digital enhancements for projects that have been funded by ISO, CMF, Telefilm or Canada Council.

Sector Development Program

Sector Development Partnership Grants: ISO will partner with companies, non-profit organizations, and communities to create opportunities with the potential for impact across the sector, that will benefit multiple individuals, and will build capacity for Indigenous screen-based creators and workforces.

Netflix Apprenticeship and Cultural Mentorship Grants: ISO has partnered with Netflix to provide funding to support training, professional development and culturally specific approaches for Indigenous on-screen content creators.

Application Assistance

If you require assistance in your funding application please email


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