21 JUL 2020
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CMF OPENS COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS FOR FOREIGN PRODUCTIONS

Funding will be distributed on a first-come/first-served basis until the September 18, 2020 deadline and Applicants may be eligible to receive a maximum contribution of $50,000.

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has informed the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds allocated to independent television producers with productions in a language other than English or French. Applications will be accepted starting July 22, 2020.

Funding will be distributed on a first-come/first-served basis until the September 18, 2020 deadline and Applicants may be eligible to receive a maximum contribution of $50,000.

Eligible Applicants may apply with no more than three TV projects produced in a language other than English or French that are the subject of an advertising revenue-share barter agreement with an eligible CRTC broadcaster during a designated 16-week period.

Eligible Projects must be in one of three CRTC Programming categories: Category 1 (News), Category 2a (Analysis and Interpretation), or Category 11a (General entertainment and human interest). Projects must also have a CRTC "C" certification as a domestic Canadian Program.

Only producers who have not previously received a funding commitment from the CMF (through either the CMF’s Convergent Stream, Experimental Stream, or Sector Development Program) and have not applied for Emergency Relief Funds from either Telefilm Canada or Canada Council for the Arts are eligible to Apply.