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Innovation Program | Canada Media Fund (CMF):


Successful applicants receive funding in an amount appropriate to the needs of the project and subject to a Maximum Contribution of 75% of the project’s Eligible Costs or $400,000, whichever is less.


The CMF is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers $371.2 million in funding annually to support the Canadian television and digital media industries through two streams of funding: The Experimental Stream and the Convergent Stream. The CMF’s Experimental Stream now has 3 core Programs:

  • The Commercial Projects Pilot Program (“C3P”)
  • The Web Series Pilot Program
  • The Innovation Program

The Innovation Program, designed to support Canadian interactive digital media content and software applications that are innovative and leading-edge.


Eligible Applicants

  • A Canadian for-profit company
  • Has its head office based in Canada


  • A Canadian broadcaster, public or private, that is licensed to operate as such by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Eligible Expenses

  • Research and preparation of content
  • Salaries and benefits/wages/contracts for project teams (global project management, preparation, digitization, development of interpretive materials, editing and proofreading)
  • Technology infrastructure (hardware and software)
  • Expenses to put content online, including copyright clearance, documentation, design and development, translation costs
  • Travel and accommodations
  • Project audit fees
  • Other technical and administrative expenses
  • Marketing and promotion

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Canada Media Fund

Phone Number: 1-800-567-0890

E-mail Address:


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