CMF invests $7.3M in 28 documentary projects and reopens POV program for French language projects

Toronto/Montréal, July 26, 2022 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will invest $7.3M in 28 documentary projects through its POV Program, which is designed to encourage one-off point-of-view (POV) documentary production for both English and French markets.

17 English language projects will receive a $5.6M investment, while the new French-language portion of the POV Program will deliver $1.7M to 11 projects. Production companies receiving funding through the program are based in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. Click here to view a complete list with descriptions of each project receiving POV Program funding.

Due to a lower number of applications for the initial round of the French portion of the POV Program, the CMF is happy to announce that $1.1M is still available for French language projects only. This second round of funding will open on September 13, 2022, and will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis for Eligible projects with a confirmed Canadian broadcaster. Click here to apply and consult the revised Guidelines.

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. To learn more, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

For press inquiries, please contact:

André Ferreira
Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
Canada Media Fund
aferreir[email protected]