The CMF considers a drop in production activity of more than 20% to be significant, but retains the discretion to implement an English Production Incentive for drops of less than 20% when circumstances dictate. For provinces/territories with production activity of less than 1% of the national total, the CMF will provide minimum English Production Incentives for each province/territory.
Once a province or territory has qualified for an English Production Incentive in a given fiscal year, in the following year that province/territory will be allocated either: 1) the allocation it would normally receive under the CMF's allocation formula if the province/territory again qualifies for the English Production Incentive; or 2) if it does not again qualify for the English Production Incentive, for one year only, 50% of what the province/territory received in the previous year.
We encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible as available funds are distributed on a first-come first served basis.
The following provinces and territories have qualified for the incentive with the following original allocations.
|Prince Edward Island||$200,000|
This program is part of the CMF's convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this stream must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.
To access funding a project must meet all requirements set out in the 2013-2014 Guidelines. Only applications that meet all requirements will be considered.
Applicants - Required Forms
All applicable documents below must be included with your application. See the document checklist in the applicable Application form for more information.
Download applicable* Application form:
- Television VOD & Digital Distribution
- Television & Non-Funded Digital Media
- * see About Applying for more information
Apply online using eTelefilm
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eTelefilm enables you to submit an application online, follow up on its status, and keep track of your current projects.
For more information or to register click here.
1. Only the Application Form can be both completed and submitted using eTelefilm; all other supporting documents can only be submitted using eTelefilm so will need to be downloaded from this site (available below).2. You need to register for eTelefilm. You will receive a PIN by mail within 5 business days; work this timing in your application schedule.
Checklists and Broadcaster Declaration forms.
Applicants - Helpful Tools
The following documents are not required to be submitted with your application however may be helpful in completing your application.
Download Supporting Documents
- Broadcaster Agreement Form-TV
- Directors and Shareholders Form
- Non-Funded Digital Media Component Affidavit
- Television Budget
- Television Cash Flow
- Related Party Transactions
- PFCO Calculator: TV
Approved Applicants - Phase 1 & Rough Cut
The following documents and materials are not required to be submitted with your initial application. Items below are only necessary if your application is approved and a CMF Financing Agreement has been issued.
Direct Deposit Form
If you would like to receive your CMF payments by direct deposit please fill out the form below and submit it to your Business Analyst.
Applicants may choose to opt for interim financing, which involves assigning payments under the financing agreement to a bank as security. If you intend to access interim financing, complete the Notice and Direction form and forward it to your business analyst. If you are in Quebec, you will also have to forward a copy of the hypothec to your business analyst.
Funded projects are required to give the CMF credit in all domestic versions as set out in the Financing Agreement (please see your agreement for more information). All versions of the CMF logo as well as the usage guidelines are available below.
Rough Cut/Beta Version Eligibility Certificate
Once your application has been reviewed and approved, it will move to contracting. The CMF Financing Agreement will set out the drawdown payment deliverables, which will include completing the Rough Cut / Beta Version Eligibility Certificate. Please note that the CMF must receive a copy of your Rough Cut no later than the date you deliver the Rough Cut to the first-window Canadian broadcaster, or VOD service or any other financier.
Approved Applicants - Phase II & Exploitation
The following documents are only required to be submitted upon completion of a CMF-funded project.
Once the television component has been completed and delivered to a Canadian broadcaster and the digital media component (as applicable to the convergent project) has been completed and made available to the Canadian public, you must submit all Phase II Closing Documentation as set out in the CMF Financing Agreement.
Please note that due to their superior preservation quality, only HDCAM or HDCAM-SR copies of television components and optical disks of digital media components are acceptable as Phase II deliverables.
Select below to download a zip file containing the CMF documents you will need. In the zip file you will find a Closing Document Checklist which lists all required documentation.
Note: Television and Digital Media components each have a separate Closing Document Checklist.