John and Ginny are blind, but both are determined to pursue their passion for sports, and no disability is going to stop them. Cycling, swimming, skiing, running, sailing – to actually practice these activities demands remarkable determination. The Vue sur un périple documentary follows the couple during training and on a bicycle tour through the beautiful landscapes of Georgian Bay, Ontario. Their courage and determination are an inspiration for viewers to get involved in sports and experience a new sense of freedom regardless of the difficulties they must overcome.
Search for funded projects
CMF keeps 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.
Search by Project title or funding applicant
Search by Fiscal year
Everyone has a passion for some activity or some thing they love that creates a special feeling within. This docuseries presents stories of how people with visual or physical disabilities manage to live their passion in their own way – that is, the same way as everyone else.
Échappe-toi si tu peux is an entertaining, collaborative game for kids based on leading escape games for grown-ups. It brings together the most engaging aspects of TV quiz shows in a format that delivers an unparalleled immersive experience. Each episode features a different theme with new puzzles, new challenges, and a science experiment, all related to the interests of the players on the team for that particular day. The bizarre, claustrophobic atmosphere can be a real test of nerves for even the bravest participants. The series is designed for 9-to-12-year-olds and combines games of observation, logic, and general knowledge, plus experimental science in a lab. Viewers can also join in by solving puzzles and answering questions in a race against the clock.
The Trajectoires docuseries is based on the real-life stories of former NHL stars. The basic principle of the series is to let each subject – the hockey star – tell their story from their own point of view. Viewers can experience the high and low points, the good times and the bad, during the player’s career. The series often downplays statistics and fact sheets to focus on the human side of the guests and their stories. Trajectoires is an authentically personal, in-depth portrait of individuals who have one great thing in common with their audience...an unbridled passion for Canada’s game.
The Padre series tells the story of David, a priest with a mysterious past, whose charisma and unorthodox methods entice his parishioners to reveal their sins to him.
Alex and Joaquim are back, and still seeking that ultimate cosmic feeling just like in space. Comme dans l’espace tells the tale of two teenagers, Alex (Marianne Verville) and Joaquim (Thomas Derasp) and their adventures starting from their base in an old secret Space Agency bunker, where they learn about the science of the cosmos through experiments they conduct on Earth. With assistance from scientists, astronauts, and the android Mia (Tania Brideau), they host a vlog about their travels across Canada carrying out experiments and experiencing reality just like in space.
This year, Simon D’Amours takes his school bus and converted trailer on the road in a quest to become as self-sufficient as possible, while still living as a nomad. To this end, Simon will feed himself and keep healthy by living off the forest. He’ll explore ways to create a sustainable garden inside his trailer, powered by solar energy. He’ll even get chickens living in a coop on the trailer’s roof. Simon will keep cash expenses to the minimum, buying only absolute necessities, and learning as much as he can in the process. Meetings and in-depth discussions with authentic Yukoners – the sort of folks he’d rarely meet anywhere else – should help him learn to meet his basic food and energy needs at a time when winter is on the way...
Ariel, a thirty-something Haitian-born Quebecer, is torn between two cities. Montreal is on the skids. Her job as a researcher in a community radio station bores her to tears, her former celebrity boyfriend, Pierre, is now a serial philanderer in a perpetual booze and cocaine haze, and her best friend, Annabelle, appears to have left her personality behind when she moved to the suburbs. Everything in Toronto, on the other hand, is on the up. She has a dream job as an assistant TV director where the director has quickly become her friend and confidant, she’s managed to find the likeable side of the show’s famously bitchy host, and she has a gang of new friends that make the most of city’s exciting cultural and linguistic diversity. Just how long she can continue her hectic weekly train commute between the two lifestyles and the two cities is the big question.
Vic, Aïsha, and Finn are descendants of Franco-Ontarian interplanetary settlers. The three kids live in the city of Mécanopolis on an alien planet. The Majestueux are powerful beings with a secret base deep in the only forest on the planet. They derive their power from makinium, a mineral they’ll do anything to get their hands on even if that means destroying Mécanopolis. Ly, the smartest Majestueux of them all, even has the power of total mind control thanks to the last nugget of makinium, which she keeps with her at all times. Vic, Aïsha, and Finn must get that nugget from Ly because without it, the very last forest on the planet will die. They have their work cut out for them. Ly has not only placed 1001 barriers and obstacles in their way, but she’s also got her brothers and the Nux to carry out her every command.
Hundreds of UFO sightings are reported every year in Canada and while most of them may be questionable some are taken very seriously indeed. The Canadian military and scientific community have been looking into unidentified aerospace phenomena for decades and with good reason. In this informative documentary, a veteran investigative journalist travels across the country to give ufology enthusiasts the opportunity to explain their passions and theories and to question military experts, pilots, former Pentagon officials, scientists, astronomers, intellectuals, psychologists, and respected writers on the subject. It’s also the first documentary where Indigenous peoples can weigh in on UFOs with their legends and theories. The documentary was given access to government archives and exclusive testimonials. With all this interest in the subject why are UFOs still such a mystery? Are there really UFOs up high in the Canadian sky?
Who says learning has to be boring? Counting earthworms is fun when it’s for a witch’s magic potion. Zombie Morgane and Bestiole the Rat give the human body and its organs an amazombie look. Rocks and gemstones are flashier than ever when rock stars turn on the mineral music. Teachers, pupils, and parents will enjoy Miniséries – Mini TFO, the TFO Media Group’s latest project for 5-to 9-year-olds (grades 1 to 3). With a healthy dose of originality and humour, the 17-episode miniseries turns any educational topic in a fun free-for-all in less than two minutes flat. TFO miniseries are designed to accelerate the learning process for kids on a variety of topics, including financial literacy, coding, social studies, health and physical education, wellness, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) while meeting Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum standards.
They live more or less on the fringe. If their hands didn’t move so energetically when communicating with each other, no one would likely notice them. Their complex hand gestures are a giveaway because signing is vital to their existence – the soul of their identity, just like any other language. Yet little is known about the world of the deaf because of the limited public contact they have with the hearing community. To break through this wall of silence requires experiencing how they live, love, and cope with the challenges they face in a society that has yet to fully adapt to their needs. The deaf have their lives to live just like anyone else. And while many are now getting inner-ear implants so they can hear and talk, it’s not a perfect solution – in a sense, it’s also another wall that separates the deaf from the rest of society.
When André’s brother died in a car accident in 1990, four people waiting for a transplant got the gift of their lives. André wondered what impact his brother’s organ donation had on them over the years, especially the young girl who received his heart. At a family dinner long after the event, André learned about a letter the girl had written to the Halifax hospital where the transplant had taken place, expressing her gratitude and immense joy in getting the news that a heart was available. Unfortunately, the letter was redacted with all personal information blacked out. André wondered why her name was kept anonymous. The process has evolved since then, including reverse consent legislation the Nova Scotia government adopted in 2020, the first province to do so. The documentary covers André’s meetings with experts in the field as well as memories of the accident that took his brother’s life.
Transgender cultural icon Xavier Gould undertakes an artistic adventure search for a queer community in his rural native Acadie. In his wanderings, behind the heteronormative pastoral landscapes, he discovers a community of people determined to live their differences up front, in real life, without having to leave their hometowns or deny their cultural identity. Xavier comes away with the conviction that queer reality in rural Acadie may have its problems, but it also has its full share of beauty and community acceptance – Queer Acadie can and does exist.
Essential is a word that has been heard repeatedly in the public and private spheres ever since the pandemic began. Essential businesses, essential workers, essential goods and services – have all become common, everyday expressions. But what, ultimately, is essential for human existence? The upheavals brought about by the pandemic have forced many to rethink the way they live, and to redefine their habits, their reactions, and their ideas. Some have left the city to settle in the country. Others are changing the way they look at work and the space it occupies in their lives. Still others are redefining their relationships to family and education. But do these new lifestyle choices necessarily make people happier, and do they help them to focus on life’s real essentials?