The Canada Media Fund is a non-profit organization that distributes funding for innovative digital media content and software. The Experimental Stream supports the conceptualization, prototyping, production and promotion (innovation) of interactive content intended for use in Canadian media industry or for public use by Canadians.

  • Amount: Up to 50-75% of project costs to maximum $1.5M. Funding is dependent on stream: Conceptualization (75%/$15k), Prototyping (75%/$250k), Innovation (75%/$1.5M). Maximum amount a single project can access across all funding streams is $1.5 million.
  • Timeline: Program streams offer spring and fall submission deadlines; specific dates vary depending on the project focus.
  • Eligibility: For-profit Canadian companies with projects developed in Canada (minimum of 75%). Must have a letter of intent from a market channel partner committing to take the project to market and actively promote the project if applicant does not host the digital media on their own internal network/infrastructure.
  • Projects: Innovative interactive projects in Web 2.0 or higher, software apps, mobile apps, virtual reality & video games.

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Posted: February 13, 2014. Updated: April 16, 2019.