3 MAY 2021

CANADÁ: CMF RELEASES $18.9M IN COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS

The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - Spring 2021-2022 Allocation will provide a top-up to up to roughly 2,000 television and digital media production companies.

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The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is distributing $18.9M in remaining 2020-2021 COVID-19 relief funds it received from the Government of Canada over the past year to Canada’s television and digital media production companies. The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds - Spring 2021-2022 Allocation will provide a top-up to up to roughly 2,000 television and digital media production companies.

The funding is being made available predominantly to applicants who have previously received Government of Canada COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds from a CMF Allocation and who have received CMF funding through either the Convergent or Experimental streams in the past four years. Funding will also be available to some designated recipients of funding offered by the Indigenous Screen Office.

The CMF’s Program Administrator will be directly notifying all eligible Applicants that they can begin applying for this latest Allocation on May 4 until the application process closes on May 20.

Eligible applicants will each receive an equal amount based on the number of total submitted eligible applications and this amount will be in the form of a non-repayable contribution.

Applicants will have to disclose at application whether they will devote funds to either development costs--with at least 50% of those costs devoted to content creation costs--or health and safety costs related to COVID-19.