How to Apply for CMF Funding

Submitting an Application

The Canada Media Fund accepts applications exclusively through eTelefilm. In eTelefilm, applicants can create, submit, and manage all of their applications in one place. Resources and tools for setting up an account, information on how to apply, and FAQs can be found below.

Please note: All supplementary documentation and Final Cost/Phase II documentation will continue to be accessed from the CMF website on the corresponding program pages. Documentation can be submitted electronically through your eTelefilm account.



All new users will need to initially set up an account in order to submit a funding application. This process can take up to 5 working business days and should be worked into your application schedule.

There are three easy steps to setting up an account:

1. Fill out eTelefilm online application and supplementary forms.

2. Send supplementary forms on to Telefilm Canada by e-mail or mail. You will receive a URL by e-mail and PIN by mail within 5 working business days. Please consult the How to Submit an Application Document for more details.

3. Follow the instructions and log into eTelefilm to start your application.


You will be redirected to an external page to complete your application.




New features on eTelefilm

Please note we have made some improvements and created new resources to enhance the application process.

Throughout the eTelefilm application forms, we have added helpful hints and notes which appear in the form of questions marks. Click the question marks to access the information pertaining to each form field.

Our FAQs can help answer many of the common questions you may have while filling in an application. Click here to access the FAQ.


You will be redirected to an external page to complete your application.



Adding or modifying companies on your joint account can be easily done with the use of this Telefilm form. Send it to at Telefilm as changes to your account are needed.

Subscription & Joint Account Form

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