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A selective program that supports Canadian independent producer/creators by funding premium, original series for online distribution, specifically the production of fiction (drama, comedy, and children’s and youth programming) and non-fiction (documentary and lifestyle/factual programming).
CMF is a not-for-profit corporation that supports content creation for television and other digital platforms through two funding streams. The Experimental Stream encourages the development, production and marketing of innovative digital media content (including web series) and software applications.
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.
Assists independent producers in development, production, and professional development regarding high-quality original scripted short-form series created initially for the web.
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.
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.
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.