Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Company

The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Corporation (NLFDC) is a provincial Crown corporation mandated to develop the screen industries in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also the film commission for the province. The NLFDC’s programs include: development, equity, tax credits, professional development and travel sponsorships.

What are they looking for?

NLFDC does not have any specifications for what pitches they recieve.


Dorian Rowe Dorian Rowe is the Executive Director and Film Commissioner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation. Through equity and tax credit programs, the NLFDC has invested in over $500 million in production activity. As film commissioner for the province, Dorian represents the industry on a daily basis and has developed co-production opportunities at many international markets. 

Prior to joining the NLFDC, Dorian worked extensively in production and post-production and as a show-runner in television, spearheading two documentary television series. He has served on the board executives of a number of organizations central to local creative industries. Nationally, he serves on the Association of Provincial Funding Agencies and is currently Co-Chair of the National Tax Credit Committee of Canada. He has also been instrumental in developing the interactive digital media industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, working with government and companies to help create the provincial interactive digital media tax credit.


Laura Churchill

Laura Churchill has been working in the Newfoundland & Labrador Film Industry for over a decade. As the Industry Analyst for the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation (NLFDC), her focus is on professional development and helping burgeoning filmmakers with their careers. She has a talent for connecting emerging and midlevel industry professionals with the right people and can send you on the best path to get your project off the ground.