Changes to three CMF program deadlines

Northern Incentive, Anglophone Minority Incentive and Corus-CMF “Page to Pitch” Program

Toronto, April 21, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has modified deadlines for two of its programs to reflect feedback from producers who regularly benefit from these programs. Specifically, deadlines to apply for production funding through the CMF Northern Incentive and the Anglophone Minority Incentive have changed. The Development funding deadline for the Northern Incentive remains May 23, 2017. The CMF also announced upcoming deadlines for the Corus-CMF “Page to Pitch” Program. 

The new deadlines are as follows:

  • Northern Incentive - Production
    • Opening date : May 30, 2017
  • Anglophone Minority Incentive
    • First opening date ($3M): May 16, 2017 
    • Second opening date (1.5M$): August 29, 2017
  • Corus-CMF “Page to Pitch” Program  
    • Year Four, Round Two: June 13, 2017
    • Year Five: October 3, 2017

The Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program is available to producers seeking funding for creative and business activities during the development of eligible live-action and animated television projects triggered by any CRTC-licensed Canadian broadcaster. It funds eligible costs related to story and script development as well as expenses related to the acquisition of pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters and distributors. The following types of projects are eligible for funding in Year Four, Round Two of this program:

  • English Animation or animated-related projects: PAGE funding
  • French Live Action projects including documentaries: PAGE and PITCH funding

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


For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]