Innovation Program

Beginning in 2016-2017, applicants will have more options when applying for funding through the CMF’s Experimental Stream.

Projects funded through the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program (“Innovation Program”) are Canadian interactive digital media content and software applications that are innovative and leading-edge. These Guidelines apply to the Innovative Program.

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How To Apply

Applying for funding is easier than you might think. Carefully follow these steps to submit your application, and if you have any questions, please contact one of our program administrators.


Innovation Program: Production
First Closing DatePremière date limiteApril 19, 2016
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleSeptember 27, 2016
Innovation Program: Development
First Closing DatePremière date limiteMay 10, 2016
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleOctober 25, 2016
Innovation Program: Marketing & Promotion
First Closing DatePremière date limiteMay 10, 2016
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleOctober 25, 2016

Submitting Your Application

All new application documents will be available following the launch of our 2017-2018 Guidelines

    Funded Digital Media
      Non-Funded Digital Media
      Broadcaster In-House Productions
      Marketing & Promotion
      Television and Digital Media
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      New applicant? Read our tips on how to apply for CMF funding.
      Questions? Contact your closest funding application office.


      eTelefilm systems are migrating to a new platform to better serve our clients’ needs.

      At the moment, this change applies to applications for financing within the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program, Commercial Projects Pilot Program and Web Series Pilot Program, and requires the creation of a new account, resulting in a one to two day delay prior to the submission of your applications. If you intend to apply for funding through these programs, please read the following instructions:

      New eTelefilm clients: Registration Procedure
      Existing eTelefilm clients: Instructions to modify your account

      Should you require any assistance, please contact us at one of the numbers below:

      English:   1-800-567-0890, extension 3550
      French: 1-800-567-0890, extension 2222

      Documents for Approved Applications

      If your application has been approved and you have received a Financing Agreement, applicants must visit our Approved Application Documents page to access and download additional materials, including Direct Deposit, Interim Financing, CMF logos and Phase II/Final Cost forms.

      Documents for Approved Applications

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