CMF invests $14.6M in 33 productions through Indigenous, English-language POV programs

Toronto, July 20, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will invest $14.6M in 33 productions through two of our selective programs—the Indigenous Program and the English-language Point-of-View (POV) Program.

Indigenous Program

We acknowledge the unique circumstances and barriers affecting Indigenous communities. Through our Indigenous Program, we deliver funding that specifically supports the growth of Indigenous production in Canada.

17 projects will receive a total of $8.9M in funding—14 documentary productions, two children’s and youth series, and one drama. These projects will be produced in Anishinaabemowin, Cree, Haida, Hul’qumi’num, Innu, Inuktitut, Michif, Mohawk, Nisga, Ojibway, Squamish, English, and French.

Applications for funding through this program were evaluated by a jury composed of individuals from Indigenous communities: Danielle Rochette, Jamie-Lee Reardon, Jerry Wolf, Jess Murwin, Oswald Michelin, Rachel Alouki-Labbe.

POV Program

The Point-of-View (POV) Program is designed to encourage one-off, point-of-view documentary production. 16 projects in English will receive a total of $5.7M in funding. Funding recipients this year are production companies established in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba. Since 2010, 221 projects have received a total of $59 million in funding through the English-language POV Program.

Funding decisions for the French-language portion of the program will be announced at a later date.

About the CMF
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. Visit our website for more information.

Media contact

Maxime Ruel
Senior Manager, Communications
[email protected]