Canada Media Fund

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

Description: Repayable/recoupable financing for development/production/marketing of Interactive Digital Media products. The convergent stream encourages development of innovative, convergent television and digital media content; the experimental stream encourages development of innovative, interactive digital media content and applications.

Funding Details: Loans of up to $1 million. The convergent stream has a number of programs that span development, production and versioning projects. The experimental stream has three phases:

Development: up to $500,000 repayable advance
Production: up to $1M recoupable investment
Marketing & promotion: up to $500,000 recoupable advance

Eligible Expenditures: Eligible expenditures under the experimental stream can include:

  • Research and preparation of content;
  • Salaries and benefits/wages/contracts for project teams;
  • Technology infrastructure;
  • Expenses to put content online, including copyright clearance, documentation, design and development, translation costs;
  • Travel and accommodation;
  • Project audit fees;
  • Marketing and promotion.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible companies will be for-profit, Canadian-controlled Canadian corporations with a head office based in Canada OR A Canadian broadcaster, public or private, that is licensed to operate as such by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

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How NorthBridge Will Assist With CMF and Other Funding Programs

NorthBridge has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with government funding programs. We will:

  • Listen and discuss past, present and future project activities.
  • Research and identify the appropriate and optimal government grant, tax incentive, loans, as well as private financing opportunities.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the application process and address relevant program objectives and criteria.
  • Become an in-house project manager for all types of government funding.
  • Interview the key employees and ask specific questions in order to make the right funding decisions.
  • Assist in writing the application and preparing all supporting documentation.
  • Assist with government reporting requirements.

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