Funding

Bad At This

Vice Media, TELUS Fund name recipients of inaugural Take Care incubator

Three documentary projects were greenlit for production, including Jessie Posthumus-directed Bad At This.

CMF's What We Heard report

CMF’s What We Heard report underscores industry calls for overhauled funding model

Feedback received included the need for expanding funding triggers, a broadening of CMF’s funding remit to include genres such as reality, lifestyle and game shows, and better support for the retention and monetization of Canadian IP.

Blood Quantum

Harold Greenberg Fund clarifies position on its future

The fund’s board of directors has clarified that it intends to continue operations once its relationship with Bell Media ends, and is still actively seeking new sources of funding.

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Twenty-one B.C. projects receive early-stage funding from Rogers and Creative BC

Moccasin Footprint Society, Lark Productions and Adhel Productions were among the doc and factual series to receive development funding.

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Harold Greenberg Fund to cease operations later this year

The script development fund, which supported over 5,000 projects, closes Aug. 31 after a 12-month transitional period of trying to secure investors for its long-term sustainability.

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Twenty tapped for 2021 Development Packaging Program

The IPF and CMF are providing a combined investment of roughly $600,000 and consultation advisory services for these selected short-form scripted series.

Chrystia Freeland delivering 2021 budget in House of Commons

Federal budget proposes millions in much-needed investment for domestic screen sector

Under the Liberal government’s 2021 budget, the Indigenous Screen Office will receive $40.1 million over a three-year period, while Telefilm and the CMF will receive $105 million and $60 million, respectively, over the same time frame.

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CMF sets new program, envelope changes for 2021/22 to support racial equity

The funder has emphasized “flexibility, predictability and continuity” with an increased annual budget of $364 million for fiscal 2021/22 as pandemic-related measures largely remain in play.

Avocado Toast

CMF invests over $31M across 141 audiovisual projects

Projects that picked up funding through the Digital Linear Series Program include Detention Adventure and Avocado Toast the series, to name a few.

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Lauren Davis steps into Telefilm national director role on interim basis

Davis, who currently serves as regional feature film executive for the Western region, temporarily steps into the role following Stephanie Azam’s departure last week.

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NFB to create more equitable hiring practices as part of diversity roadmap

Among its pledges, the organization said it will create a pair of inclusion-focused managerial positions as it looks to build a more “egalitarian, open and diverse organization.”

CMF Brand Compilation

CMF revamps visual identity, cements strategic objectives for 2021

Val Creighton says the visual rebrand is timely as the organization prepares to spearhead industry consultations that will run parallel to government and regulatory reviews.