The CMF is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers $360.7 million in funding annually to support the Canadian television and digital media industries through two streams of funding: the Experimental Stream and the Convergent Stream.
The Experimental Stream encourages the development of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. Projects funded under the Experimental Program are to be developed for commercial potential by the Canadian media industry or public use by Canadians.
Funding is allocated according to a selective process using an evaluation matrix. For details, read the Experimental Stream 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.
Applicants - Required Forms
All applicable documents below must be included with your application. See the document checklist in the Application form for more information.
Download Application form:
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.
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:
- Related Party Transactions
- Directors and Shareholders Form
- Budget: Development
- Budget: Production
- Budget: Marketing
Approved Applicants - Beta Version
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.
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 Beta Version Eligibility Certificate.
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.
Approved Applicants - Phase II/Final Cost & Exploitation
The following documents are only required to be submitted upon completion of a CMF-funded project. Once your project has been completed, you must submit all closing documentation for the project.
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.