Canada Media Fund opens COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds – CMF Third-Language Allocation

Toronto, July 20, 2020 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds allocated to independent television producers with productions in a language other than English or French. Applications will be accepted starting July 22, 2020. Click here to apply. Click here to access eligibility criteria.

Funding will be distributed on a first-come/first-served basis until the September 18, 2020 deadline and Applicants may be eligible to receive a maximum contribution of $50,000.

Eligible Applicants may apply with no more than three TV projects produced in a language other than English or French that are the subject of an advertising revenue-share barter agreement with an eligible CRTC broadcaster during a designated 16-week period.

Eligible Projects must be in one of three CRTC Programming categories: Category 1 (News), Category 2a (Analysis and Interpretation), or Category 11a (General entertainment and human interest). Projects must also have a CRTC "C" certification as a domestic Canadian Program.

Only producers who have not previously received a funding commitment from the CMF (through either the CMF’s Convergent Stream, Experimental Stream or Sector Development Program) and have not applied for Emergency Relief Funds from either Telefilm Canada or Canada Council for the Arts are eligible to Apply.

Applicants must complete and include an Applicant Attestation and a Broadcaster Verification Form along with their application.

The deadline to apply to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds – CMF Third-Language Allocation is September 18, 2020.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit


For further information:

CMFPA Funding Application Office
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Media contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
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