Sector Development Support

First time applicants to Sector Development are encouraged to set up an initial meeting to discuss the eligibility of their proposed activities.

The CMF’s Sector Development Support is project-based funding to support industry initiatives which demonstrate the potential to positively impact Canada’s audiovisual ecosystem by addressing industry gaps in distinct and identified areas, including Canada’s regions and Indigenous and Equity-Seeking Communities. Successful projects should lead to tangible benefits for multiple members of the screen-based sector and cannot primarily benefit any one creator or company.

Please note: The Fall Deadline has been extended to November 1, 2023 11:59pm ET.

The updated Fall 2023 guidelines and application questions will be available by October 3. The application portal for the Fall Deadline will open October 2023. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Dates to remember

Sector Development Support


First Closing Date
June 9, 2023
Final Closing Date
November 1, 2023

Guidelines & References

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