Canada Media Fund launches new development program for experienced producers without an attached Canadian Broadcaster

Toronto, November 12, 2020 – The Canada Media Fund today released details of the Development Pilot Program – Experienced Producers. This program supports projects in the development stage by experienced producers where no Canadian broadcaster is attached. The total amount of funding available in the program is $3M, divided on a 2/3 English and 1/3 French basis. Eligible projects must be in the Drama, Children & Youth or Documentary genres. Click here to access the guidelines. Click here to apply between November 26, 2020 and January 21, 2021.

Applicants will be able to apply with a maximum of one eligible project and funding will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The CMF’s maximum contribution for each project will be a match of the project’s non-CMF financing in the submitted and approved financial structure, up to a cap of $100,000.

To be considered an Experienced Producer, applicants must have a minimum threshold of Qualifying Projects in the past five-year period. The minimum threshold differs based on language and genre and Qualifying Projects are those that have been CMF funded.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit


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