ISO policies and activities are grounded in and informed by Indigenous knowledge(s) (IK), which means respecting Indigenous ways of knowing, seeing, doing, acting, and listening. We acknowledge, and strive to uphold the principles of respect, reciprocity, responsibility, and relevance in our working relationships.

All applicants are expected to read ISO’s General Funding Guidelines Policy before starting an application for funding to the ISO.

Download a PDF version of the Guidelines.

Read the ISO Determining Indigenous Identity guide.

ISO Program Overview

The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) provides funding to Indigenous screen practitioners and creators for the development, creation, and production of screen-based content, which includes international co-productions and completion funding. Development of the Indigenous screen sector is also a key component to the ISO’s mandate, and we work with multiple partners to achieve our goal of building a robust Indigenous industry. Currently, ISO funding opportunities are available through two key streams:

  • The ISO Story Fund
  • Sector Development

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Image credit: Harold C. Joe. Film: “Tzouhalem”