Experimental Stream - Innovation Program

Beginning in 2016-2017, Applicants will have more options when applying for funding in the CMF’s Experimental Stream.

First, projects funded through the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program (“Innovation Program”) are Canadian interactive digital media content and software applications that are innovative and leading-edge. These Guidelines apply to the Innovative Program.

Second, in order to allow more flexibility in the projects funded through the Experimental Stream, beginning in the Fall of 2016-2017, the CMF will accept applications for funding through a pilot initiative designed to support Canadian interactive, innovative and leading-edge digital media content and software applications which have an increased emphasis on commercial success (“Commercial Projects Pilot Program” or “C3P”). Please refer to the C3P Guidelines for more information on the specific requirements of that sub-program.

To access funding a project must meet all requirements set out in the 2016-2017 Guidelines. Only applications that meet all requirements will be considered.

Guidelines & References


Innovation Program: Production
First Closing Date: April 19, 2016 | Final Closing Date: September 27, 2016

Innovation Program: Development
First Closing Date: May 10, 2016 | Final Closing Date: October 25, 2016

Innovation Program: Marketing & Promotion
First Closing Date: May 10, 2016 | Final Closing Date: October 25, 2016


New applicant? Read our tips on how to apply for CMF funding.
Questions? Contact your closest funding application office.



eTelefilm systems are migrating to a new platform to better serve our clients’ needs.

At the moment, this change applies to applications for financing within the Experimental Stream- Innovation Program only, and requires the creation of a new account, resulting in a one to two days delay prior to the submission of your applications.

Should you require any assistance, please contact us at one of the numbers below:
English: 1-800-567-0890, extension 3550
French: 1-800-567-0890, extension 2222

Application Checklists, Tools & Forms



Marketing and Promotion



Approved Application Documents

The materials found on the Approved Application Documents page are only necessary if your application is approved and a CMF Financing Agreement has been issued or upon completion of a CMF-funded project. They include the Direct Deposit, Interim Financing, and Phase II/Final Cost forms.

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