Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream - Innovation Program

The Canada Media Fund is a not-for-profit organization that distributes funding for innovative digital media content and software. The Experimental Stream – Innovation Program supports the prototyping, production and promotion of innovative, 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 of $250k-$1M. Funding is dependent on stream: Prototyping (75%/$250k), Production (75%/$1M), Marketing & Promotion (75%/$400k). Up to $1.2 million possible if prototyping projects lead to production.
  • Timeline: Program launches twice a year; spring and fall submission dates.
  • 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 by Ryan Weaver. Updated: April 26, 2018 by Jeff Shepherd