Experimental Stream: Selective Programs: Commercial Projects Program (C2P)

By mmuise

The objective of the Commercial Projects Program is to fund projects that have a greater probability of commercial success. Projects will be evaluated based on their potential to attain stated commercial objectives, demonstrate business opportunity and achieve profitability.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a recoupable investment of up to a maximum of 75% of the project’s eligible costs or $1.5 million.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements. The previous deadline was on September 21, 2023.

The applicant must be either:

  • a company that:
    a) is a for-profit (i.e., a taxable Canadian corporation, within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act) production company;
    b) is Canadian-controlled as determined in sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act;
    c) has its head office based in Canada;
    d) 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;
    d) CRTC-licensed VOD services.
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:

Applicants must submit:
1. a completed dialogue application form with persona-id # entered in the applicable sections;
2. team description (max. 5 pages);
3. C.V. for each team member (max. 3 pages per cv);
4. project summary (max. 1 page);
5. project description for publication in the media (max. 2,000 characters);
6. description of content and form (max. 15 pages);
7. support material;
8. budget and cashflow;
9. financing commitment letters or agreements / co-production agreement;
10. description of the applicant’s financial stability (max. 1 page);
11. revenue model description (max. 5 pages);
12. market study and marketing (max. 10 pages);
13. letters or agreements with market channel partners, if applicable;
14. declaration of the corporation’s Canadian status, and its shareholders and directors;
15. certificate of incorporation of the applicant;
16. financial statements (for the last three years and, if applicable, for the co-applicant and your parent companies).

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