Funded Projects

Funded Projects Database

The Canada Media Fund wants to keep applicants informed of funding decisions and results throughout the year. The database below contains projects that have been announced during the current fiscal year and all funded projects from prior years. New results will be added as they are published.
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Funding Decisions

Funding Decisions indicate the selection of projects which have qualified for the CMF support but have yet to finalize all contracts. Only programs using a selective, competitive process to allocate funding are subject to a funding decision. These selective programs are: Experimental Stream, Aboriginal, English POV, Francophone Minority, and Diverse Languages.

A Funding Decision is posted on our website when decisions become available. Please note that there is one decision per application closing date. The decisions and funding commitments posted on the website are preliminary, as all requests must undergo a contracting process. Funding is not final until contracts are signed.

Funding Results

Funding results indicate approved and contracted applications for all convergent and experimental stream programs. The funding results are published on a quarterly basis.

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Information in the funded projects database is correct as of the date of posting. The online database is updated at different times throughout the year, but not currently updated on a regular basis to reflect changes that may occur after posting, including changes in the applicant name or ownership of the project. If a project is subsequently withdrawn or refused funding, it will still appear on this page for informational purposes.

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2019-2020
Title

A.I. Gods

Applicant

Fathom AI Inc.

Commitment

$289,637

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Will AI be the God of the future? While many are afraid of an AI apocalypse, others are starting to worship a super-intelligence that knows our past and predicts our future. From transhumanist churches like Terasem to mind-computer interface companies like Neuralink, there is a new class of digirati who believe we can create our own god through AI. This documentary delves into the religious promise of an all-powerful, all-knowing AI. 


Title

Artifact

Applicant

Innov8r (Artifact) Entertainment Inc.

Commitment

$370,457

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A young man’s relationship with his family is compromised when he investigates a dark secret from their past, involving the discovery of thousands of his grandfather’s paintings that are being appropriated by a more well-known artist. Artifact explores the truth, lies, and secrets of two seemingly separate biographies: the intersecting lives of a semi-famous artist who has been referred to as Israel’s Andy Warhol, and a Russian painter who moved his family to Israel to escape anti-Semitism and died undiscovered.  


Title

Bernie Langille Wants to Know Who Killed Bernie Langille

Applicant

Mini Murder Productions Inc.

Commitment

$367,990

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Nova Scotia

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A feature film that examines the power of family narratives and their effect on individual identity, through one family’s quest to solve a mystery in their personal history. The film tells the story of a grandson determined to uncover the truth surrounding the unsolved death of the grandfather he was named after, but has never met.  


Title

Black Zombie

Applicant

Black Zombie Productions Inc.

Commitment

$389,384

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A feature documentary about the most popular yet misunderstood monster of our time, it is also a film about the long-term consequences of cultural appropriation. Black Zombie traces the evolution of the zombie from its origins in Haitian Vodou to its dominance in Hollywood horror, ultimately revealing its little known connection to slavery and movements of resistance.


Title

Cynara

Applicant

2715077 ONTARIO INC.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

On March 6, 2016 Trinidadian-Canadian Cindy Ali was convicted of killing her 16-year-old daughter, Cynara. Cindy has always maintained her innocence, claiming that Cynara fell unconscious after two armed men broke into their home looking for a mysterious package. Cindy’s case has attracted the attention of powerful forces. With exclusive access to Cindy, her family and their community, this feature film recounts the events around Cynara’s death, investigates leads police ignored, and follows the unfolding drama of Cindy’s appeal to reveal how prejudice upended Canada’s legal system.


Title

Face of Anonymous (The)

Applicant

2713720 Ontario Inc.

Commitment

$299,214

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

When a novelist has a chance encounter with a homeless man in a downtown Toronto park a complex friendship develops that changes both men’s lives forever.


Title

Ghosts of Afghanistan: Canada and the War on Terror (The)

Applicant

Galafilm Productions (Afghan) Inc.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A documentary about one reporter’s quest to make sense of a 21st century war that cost much blood and treasure, yet achieved almost none of its goals. Graeme Smith was Canada’s premier war correspondent in Afghanistan, covering the country from 2005 to 2011 for the Globe and Mail. He returns to the country he loves, to seek answers from the ghosts of war that haunt Afghanistan and Canadians to this day.


Title

Jackie Robinson Myth (The)

Applicant

Catbird Films Inc.

Commitment

$368,294

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

When Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to join the Montreal Royals baseball team in 1946, breaking the colour barrier of Major League Baseball, the impossible seemed possible. But in the early fifties, after Robinson's departure, extensive police and judicial operations changed everything. This film contrasts key milestones from Jackie Robinson’s time playing for the Royals with the actual experience of the Black Community in Montreal.  Did Jackie's few months here have a positive effect on their daily lives? Or did we spin a myth of a racially progressive society through the exceptional image of Jackie Robinson? 


Title

Love, The Last Chapter

Applicant

2204285 Alberta Inc

Commitment

$100,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Alberta

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

An observational documentary that takes place in a seniors' lodge and explores the impact of assisted living on romantic and other intimate relationships. This 80-minute documentary follows various couples and individuals living in the Aspen Silvera for Seniors Calgary lodge. The documentary explores elder love stories and the challenges that the couples, their families, their community and the facility staff face while managing that love.  


Title

One of Ours

Applicant

Sienna Films Productions XX Inc.

Commitment

$368,212

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A feature documentary about a boy named Josiah Wilson, born in Haiti and adopted into a Canadian Heiltsuk Nation family. Following a highly publicized moment of discrimination when Josiah is banned from the All Native Basketball Tournament for not having any Blood Quantum, the now 23-year-old, Josiah, is forced to reconnect with his inner and outer identities. One of Ours is a coming-of-age film about a boy shouldering the weight of his identity as a Haitian-born Heiltsuk adoptee, when all he really wants is to play basketball.


Title

Queen of the Deuce

Applicant

Storyline Entertainment Inc.

Commitment

$138,747

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

From her early days in pre-WWII Greece to her meteoric rise through the 1970s Times Square pornography circuit, Queen of the Deuce tells the story of Chelly Wilson, a trailblazing entrepreneur, unconventional matriarch and Holocaust escapist who built an empire based on desire.


Title

Scrap

Applicant

H2LScrap Inc.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Viewers can discover the vast and strangely beautiful places where things go to die and meet the people who collect, restore, and recycle the world’s scrap.  Scrap tours the world’s most unexplored places to show the beauty and pathos in the ugliness we leave behind.  The film explores the scope of these surreal landscapes and shares the personal stories of the people who each have a deep connection to things that have reached their ‘end of life’.  


Title

Team Indigenous

Applicant

4412826 Canada inc.

Commitment

$114,695

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Quebec

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A documentary about a group of Indigenous women from around the world who are set to compete at the highest level of International Roller Derby under one common banner called "Team Indigenous”. Although the social injustices faced by Indigenous women are widely known here in Canada they still remain unknown in many parts of the world. “Team Indigenous” sheds light and create awareness of the fight that many indigenous women face in trying to overcome these inequalities and injustices.


Title

Unloved

Applicant

Huronia Documentary Productions Inc.

Commitment

$367,990

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

What is it about human nature that allows us to dehumanize the most vulnerable people in our care? Unloved explores this central question as the filmmaker uncovers the story of Alfie and Louis, her two long-dead half-brothers, who were admitted to Huronia, the Ontario Hospital School, where their lives were cut short as a result of Canada’s disastrous treatment of intellectually disabled children.


Title

Yes Men Build A Wall (The)

Applicant

2726303 Ontario Inc.

Commitment

$245,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

On a mission to try understand the current state of the world, the Yes Men decide to get under the skin of the ‘other side’—the capitalists, nationalists and populists they’ve been hoaxing for the last 20 years. And they do this is in classic Yes Men fashion: by taking on the disguise of greedy contractors who want to build Trump the best wall ever! On a research mission, they travel from Mexico to Berlin, Hungary to the UK to Israel/Palestine, where they meet wall-believers and get tips for their wall, all the while trying to understand why it is that people all over the world feel drawn to borders and barriers. 


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