Canada Media Fund launches Slate Development Pilot Program

On Thursday, November 25, 2021, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) launched its Slate Development Pilot Program.  This $3M pilot Program is designed to offer more flexibility to producers in the development of projects in the Documentary and Children & Youth genres.

Eligible applicants will be directly notified by the CMF that they meet the Program’s minimum criteria including (a) received a CMF financial commitment for at least one development project and production project in either the Documentary or Children & Youth genres in the past 5 years and (b) reported at least $75K in gross sales in either of those genres to the CMF in the past 5 years. 

Qualifying producers will receive $75K in CMF funding to devote to the development activities of up to three projects without the requirement of an attached Canadian Broadcaster.

With a more modest Program budget, the CMF wanted to first pilot a model for producers with a minimum level of active CMF projects and whose projects have generated domestic and/or international sales.

Further, while restricted to only two of the CMF’s eligible genres, the CMF hopes this pilot Program can be used as a first step in offering more creative funding opportunities in future years to a greater pool of Canadian producers in an increasingly dynamic marketplace.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit


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