The objective of the Performance Envelope Program is to encourage partnerships between broadcasters, television producers, and digital media producers to create convergent content that Canadian audiences want to consume anytime, anywhere.
The majority of the CMF’s funding is disbursed through the Performance Envelope Program. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.
Through this program, the CMF allocates funding envelopes to English and French broadcasters in an amount that reflects their track record of supporting Canadian programming. Broadcasters commit these funds to Canadian projects that they believe will appeal to their viewers. Even though broadcasters are allocated a funding envelope, the actual funding is paid directly to the producer according to a payment schedule. For details, read the Performance Envelope Program guidelines.
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.
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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 & Funded Digital Media
- Television VOD & Digital Distribution
- Television & Non-Funded Digital Media
- Funded Digital Media Only
- * see About Applying for more information
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.
- Digital Media Definitions
- About Applying to the CMF
- Threshold Calculator: TV - English Children's & Youth
- Threshold Calculator: TV - English Drama
- Threshold Calculator: TV - English VAPA & Documentary
- Threshold Calculator: TV - French
Download Supporting Documents
- Broadcaster Agreement Form-TV
- Broadcaster Agreement Form-DM
- Non-Funded DM Component Affidavit
- Television Budget
- Digital Media Budget
- Directors and Shareholders Form
- Television Cash Flow
- Digital Media Cash Flow
- Recoupment Structure: TV
- 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.
Productions that received equity investments from the CMF also have to submit an exploitation report bi-annually. Download the exploitation report below.