Canada Media Fund opens second round of funding for the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund – Third-language Allocation

Toronto / Montréal, November 3, 2022 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced it is opening a second round of funding applications to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund allocated to independent television producers with projects in languages other than English or French. Click here to access eligibility criteria. Click here to apply.

In the 2021 budget, the Government of Canada announced that the CMF would distribute $5 million over two years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) to support the recovery of productions from third-language communities. This mandate aligns with the CMF’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the screen industry.

Applicants may be eligible to receive a maximum contribution of $50,000 and may apply with no more than three TV projects broadcast between April 1, 2022 and November 1, 2022, produced in a language other than English or French, and are the subject of an advertising revenue-share barter agreement with an eligible CRTC broadcaster.

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.

Amongst other eligibility criteria, only producers who have not previously received a funding commitment from the CMF’s Convergent Stream, Experimental Stream, or Sector Development Program are eligible to apply. Applicants must complete and include an Applicant Attestation and a Broadcaster Verification Form along with their application.

Applications will be accepted starting November 15, 2022. Deadline to apply is January 12, 2023. Please note this financing is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information:

CMFPA Funding Application Office
[email protected]