Programs

Development

The Development Program supports projects at the development and pre-development stages. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.

While the Development Program includes funding mechanisms to reflect the diverse languages and regions of Canada, development funds have also been earmarked in our other programs as well. Therefore, producers developing Aboriginal-language content should refer to the Aboriginal Program Guidelines for more information; francophone producers outside of Quebec should refer to the Francophone Minority Program Guidelines, and producers located in Nunavut, the Yukon Territory or the Northwest Territories should refer to the Northern Incentive Guidelines.

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How To Apply

Applying for funding is easier than you might think. Carefully follow these steps to submit your application, and if you have any questions, please contact one of our program administrators.

Deadlines

Development Envelope (English & French)
First Opening DatePremière date d’ouvertureApril 07, 2016
First Closing DatePremière date limiteNovember 01, 2016
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleDecember 16, 2016
Quebec French Regional Development and Predevelopment
(First come, first served)
First Opening DatePremière date d’ouvertureApril 07, 2016
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleJanuary 10, 2017
English Regional Predevelopment Sub-Program
(First come, first served)
First Opening DatePremière date d’ouvertureJune 21, 2016
First Closing DatePremière date limiteAugust 30, 2016
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleJanuary 10, 2017

Submitting Your Application


All new application documents will be available following the launch of our 2017-2018 Guidelines

Funded Digital Media
    Non-Funded Digital Media
    Broadcaster In-House Productions
    Pre-Development
    Production
    Marketing & Promotion
    Development
    Television and Digital Media
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    New applicant? Read our tips on how to apply for CMF funding.
    Questions? Contact your closest funding application office.

    Documents for Approved Applications

    If your application has been approved and you have received a Financing Agreement, applicants must visit our Approved Application Documents page to access and download additional materials, including Direct Deposit, Interim Financing, CMF logos and Phase II/Final Cost forms.

    Documents for Approved Applications

    Funded Projects Database
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    News
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