Canada Media Fund

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CMF-administered Phase 2 funding topped up to $19 million

An additional $7 million has been added to the $12 million announced in July, with the application window opening Sept. 21.

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Netflix, CMF back Being Black in Canada program expansion

The program will expand to help a total of 90 Black filmmakers between 2020 and 2022 access mentorship and training to film a short documentary on Black lives.

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IDM sector grapples with revenue tumble stemming from COVID-19

Small and micro businesses have lost on average 40% of their monthly income, while a further 33% have lost all monthly income, said a CMF Trends report.

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Ottawa unveils details on $500M Heritage emergency funds

Updated: CMPA will work with Telefilm and CMF on how to best distribute the $115.8 million dedicated to Canada’s audiovisual sector, with an application process on the way.

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CMF launches COVID-19 information hub

The resource page will be regularly updated with details on financial support programs and relevant news to the industry as the funder sets its COVID-19 action plan. (Unlocked)

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CMF offers stability with its 2020/21 program budget

The funding body will invest $353 million in TV and digital projects in the upcoming fiscal year, with minimal changes to its programs in light of the COVID-19 crisis. (Unlocked)

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CMF to give ‘maximum flexibility’ to 1,500 projects affected by COVID-19

The organization also assured the domestic content sector that its program budget for 2020/21 will be “comparable” to the previous year. (Unlocked)

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CMF, CACE partner for $1.5M predevelopment program

The new program will allow Canadian distributors to trigger funding for projects in early development that are intended for the international market.

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CMF invests $6.5M in 27 diverse, francophone productions

OMNI series Blood and Water is among 18 projects funded through the Diverse Languages Program, with another nine funded through the Francophone Minority Program.

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CMF reports uptick in TV, digital Cancon investment

The funder also saw gains in gender parity as 90% of broadcasters exceeded minimum requirements, but viewership continues to decline.

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CMF invests $22.6M toward docs, TV and digital media projects

The funds will be distributed to 44 projects through the Aboriginal, English POV and Experimental Stream Innovation programs.

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Digi-media titles from Shaftesbury, Cream land CMF coin

In a $12-million funding round, the CMF also announced the recipients of its Francophone Minority Program, including $1.4 million for Manito Media’s drama series Edgar.