Experimental Stream – Accelerator Partnership Program (A2P)

By mmuise

The Accelerator Partnership Program (A2P) is designed to provide producers of digital media projects funded through the CMF’s Experimental Stream with better access to mentorship, market and capital.
As such, the A2P seeks to connect Experimental Stream funding recipients with renowned Canadian and foreign accelerators that the CMF has selected based on their ability to work with the variety of projects and diversity of producers supported by the CMF, across the country and abroad.

Comments on Funding:

The CMF will provide acceleration program funding for the recipient’s CMF-funded project, up to $30,000.

Deadline: February 8, 2024

The applicant must be:

  • a for-profit production company that:
    a) is Canadian-controlled as determined in sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act;
    b) has its head office in Canada;
    c) is in good standing with all applicable talent and industry associations and guilds.
  • or a Canadian Broadcaster, such as:
    a) a Canadian programming undertaking, public or private, licensed to operate by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC);
    b) an online service owned, controlled and operated by a Canadian CRTC-licensed programming undertaking;
    c) an online service owned, controlled and operated by a Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking (“BDU”), licensed to operate by the CRTC; and
    d) CRTC-licensed VOD services.

    Other criteria also apply:
  • The project and recipient have previously received funding in production and/or marketing from the CMF Experimental Stream;
  • The project had not previously ever received funding through the A2P;
  • The project and recipient have been selected by a business accelerator approved by the CMF;
  • The acceleration program must be provided for the project financed by the CMF through the Experimental Stream.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. carefully review the program guidelines and all reference documents before submitting an application;

2. review the PERSONA-ID by Program document to confirm if the program requires them or their team to register to the CMF PERSONA-ID Self-identification system;

3. register online to create their Dialogue accounts on the Telefilm website and complete the funding application;

4. sign the contract, if the project is approved.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Intake application details: April 14, 2023 - February 8, 2024.

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