The application must arrive in the bravoFACT office by 5 pm on the day of the deadline. Please feel free to submit your application before the deadline date.
The donation column on the application budget demonstrates the value of contributions toward the production of the short, which were not paid by cash.
Eg. Cameraman: gives you a 25% discount for his services. The value of his work is $1,000, but he will only invoice you $750 (cash cost)—you may put $250 in the donated column.
Total Production Value= Cash + Donated
Amount Requested: covers the cash costs ( up to the maximum allowed by bravo)
If the award amount requested does not cover the Cash Costs of the short, then Additional Sources of funding should be listed.
Eg. If the cash cost for a 7:30 minute short are over $50,000, additional funding is necessary.
|Cash (actual amount that will be paid)||Donated (value of good/services given freely) This amount adds value to the project.|
|Total Cash must be equal to, or more than the amount requested.||Total Donated allows us to see that the applicant has acknowledged all the costs involved in making the short and that if he/she is not able to pay for them in cash, he/she has made other arrangements.|
Payment of the Award is issued within 30 days of the receipt of the completed short and all required documents as described in the Award Agreement.
Our Agreement states that: The Awardee will, at its own cost and expense, indemnify and save harmless bravo, its parent, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any loss, liability, damage, cost or expense, including without limitation legal fees, which may result from or by reason of any claim, action, demand, suit or proceeding which may be brought against bravo, its parent and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, by reason of any breach by Awardee of any of the representations, warranties, covenants, terms and conditions of this Agreement. In other words, you must provide written proof that all rights and clearances are in place at the time of application submission to bravoFACT.
Yes, you need a minimum of six points unless some of the key creatives are not used in the production of the short. Here is a basic breakdown for the points needed: i) Live action and continuous action animated productions: Director (2 pts.) Screenwriter (2 pts.) First and Second Leads (performer or voice) (1 pt. each) Production Designer (1 pt.) Director of Photography (1 pt.) Music Composer (1 pt.) Picture Editor (1 pt.) ii) Animated productions (other than continuous action animation): Director (1pt.) Scriptwriter and Storyboard Supervisor (1pt.) First or Second Voice (or first or second lead performer) (1pt.) Design Supervisor (1pt.) Camera Operator and Operation (1pt.) Music Composer (1pt.) Picture Editor (1pt.) For more information see: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/canrec/eng/guide1.htm#s9cc
Tax Credit legislation varies by jurisdiction and generally short films do not qualify. Please see the specific guidelines and legislation for your province for more details. Here are links to the provincial tax credit organizations.
NEW BRUNSWICK: http://www.nbfilm.ca/home/intro.asp?language=e
NOVA SCOTIA: http://film.ns.ca/
NEWFOUNDLANDand LABRADOR: http://www.pch.gc.ca/trnstn-eng.cfm?site=http://www.fin.gov.nl.ca/fin/filmvideo.html
You may not resubmit a project which was previously reviewed and not awarded a grant.
▶ What do I do if a crew member doesn’t have a demo reel because it’s his/her first time doing that job?
If a crew member does not have a demo reel, they will need to create one, or attach a mentoring professional who will submit their CV and DVD of previous work, and be responsible for overseeing that broadcast standards are met.
We require samples of previous work from each key cast and key crew. You must create footage of previous work on a DVD if you do not have one already. Please keep in mind, bravo needs to see evidence that the applicants can deliver a broadcast-quality short.
Yes, all cast and crew may be attached to more than one application, except directors. A director may only apply with one project per deadline. Directors with an outstanding project must obtain permission from bravoFACT before attaching themselves to a new application.
Your completed application must be in the bravoFACT office at 299 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2Z5 by 5pm on the day of the deadline. Please note: applications postmarked but not received by the deadline date are late and will not be considered. Please note express mail service is often unreliable—unless sent at least a week in advance, applications may not arrive within the “2 days national” suggested delivery time.
The deadlines for submission are posted well in advance. It is up to you to arrange auditions and have lead characters cast by the time you submit your application.
An idea of whom you would like to cast is not enough. Please include a CV and DVD footage of previous work for each of the lead cast members attached to your short. If the actor is well-known and in high demand, we require a letter of commitment from the actor or their agent.
Yes, your application will be evaluated based on the merits of the script and all key participants. Please include a CV and DVD footage of previous work for each of the lead cast members attached to your short. If the actor is well-known and in high demand, we require a letter of commitment from the actor or their agent.
Our focus is on dramatic narratives, so the nature of the film should be compelling storytelling, with dance being a natural part of the narrative arc (i.e. Magic Mike, Flashdance, Saturday Night Fever).
If you have storyboards, please include a copy with your submission. However, it is not an essential requirement for the application to be considered complete.