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.
Bell Fund supports the production of great, market-driven Canadian content in the genres of lifestyle, drama, comedy, and documentary series.
CFC is home to a range of intensive programs in film, television and digital/immersive media that empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian talent to pursue successful careers.
Part of CMF’s Convergent Stream (see funding for Television), the CMF’s POV Program supports the growth of English/French point-of-view documentaries. Documentaries must be distributed on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.
A national CBC initiative for Deaf and disabled creators developed in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto that will provide training, mentorship and, on select projects, financing support to create scripted and documentary screen-based content.
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.
The NFB, Canada’s public producer and distributor, works in collaboration with emerging and established producers in the creation of original audiovisual and interactive works with cultural and social significance, that offer new perspectives and Canadian points of view on Canada and the world.
Rogers Documentary Fund will provide financing to original, high-quality, provocative and/or controversial documentaries which are licensed by a national Canadian broadcaster, cable or pay TV channel, or by an online platform that is available to Canadian audiences.
Championing quality Canadian children’s programming. Invests in audiovisual programming content of all lengths (features, series, digital media) that enriches and educates the audience and tells stories that are of great interest to Canadian children, while offering safe experiences on various platforms.
Telefilm provides financial support to independent producers to create distinctively Canadian productions in development, production, and Talent to Watch (emerging), that include documentaries (see funding for Feature Film). The Theatrical Documentary Program finances feature-length documentary projects in production and post-production.
TELUS Fund’s mandate is to fund exceptional content where the health and well-being of Canadians is featured prominently in the central storyline of the project.