Programs & Deadlines

How to Apply for CMF Funding

Through financial support and industry research, we encourage the creation of popular, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms. We support the Canadian television and digital media industries through two funding Streams:

The Experimental Stream encourages the development of innovative, interactive content and leading edge software applications for digital media platforms.

The Convergent Stream supports the creation of convergent television and digital media content which Canadians can enjoy anytime, anywhere.
 

Step 1

Before you submit your application

  • Carefully review the program guidelines and all reference documents.
  • Determine whether you are an eligible applicant and whether your project is eligible for funding, according to the eligibility criteria listed in the guidelines and business policies (Appendix A and B).
  • If you have questions about your eligibility or the application process, please contact a regional office of the CMF Program Administrator, Telefilm Canada, for a pre-application consultation
  • Please review and make note of the Program Deadlines before applying.
  • Read our FAQ’s to find additional information.
Step 2

To Submit Your Application

  • To complete your funding application, you must register online to create your Dialogue account. Once registered, you will then receive a PIN number by email.
  • Visit the Submitting an Application page to learn more about how to manage your accounts and additional users.
  • Read our FAQ’s to find additional information.
Step 3

After Submitting Your Application

  • We will communicate with you to confirm that your application has been received. For information on the status of your application, please contact the Funding Application office in your region.
  • Once the review process for your application has completed, you will receive a letter informing you of our decision. If your project was not approved, the reasons for its rejection will be explained.
  • If your project is approved, you will receive a contract to sign as soon as all of the conditions stipulated in the letter of acceptance (where applicable) have been fulfilled.
  • Approved applications are published on our website, through our Funded Projects Database.
  • For more details regarding how to apply, visit our Submitting an Application page.