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Black, racialized,
diverse communities

Please note that the funds may update programs, guidelines and FAQs without notice. Please visit the website of any fund you are interested in for further details.

For additional programs, check out funding opportunities for provinces and territories.

Fabienne Colas Foundation’s BEING BLACK IN CANADA is presented by Netflix in collaboration with the National Bank in Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver. The program offers professional mentorship in the audiovisual production of a short film with the theme of “Being Black in Canada.”

Provides career training, mentorship, job access and wraparound services (mental wellness support, anti-racism and anti-discrimination workplace intervention) to racialized and Indigenous professionals working in Canada’s screen media industry.

The Black Screen Office’s vision is to provide directives to everyone in the film, television and interactive digital media industries to help them commission, create and assess authentic content.

CFC is a charitable organization that provides intensive programs in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital/immersive media, for emerging to mid-level professionals, with special programs for marginalized communities.

Supports the development and production of media projects created by Canadian independent producers with a mandate to support BPOC filmmakers.  The Rogers-BSO Development Fund provides script development funding.

The Pilot Program for Racialized Communities, which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, is designed to support the growth of English- and French-language audiovisual production from production companies owned and controlled by Black people and people of colour.

The Diverse Languages Program supports productions reflecting Canadian diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French or Indigenous-Canadian languages. As part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.

Hot Docs Film Funds provide documentary filmmakers with development, production and completion grants, as well as valuable professional development opportunities. Funds include CrossCurrents for Indigenous, francophone, persons with disabilities, racialized and people of colour; Slaight Family Fund for stories centred on music; Ted Rogers Fund; and Partners Project, which brings together filmmakers and private investors.

Supports the development of feature films that will speak to Canadian and international audiences, and that will bring both cultural impact and audience engagement. Telefilm seeks to fund films that will proceed to production and build and contribute to our Canadian cultural legacy. There are three streams: Selective, for producers who have produced a theatrically released film; Indigenous Stream; and Stream for Black and people of colour.