Comprehensive List of Media Production Funds in Manitoba and Canada

There is a wide variety of public and private funding available for the creation of Canadian feature films. Most funding sources offer funding to projects in both French and English, while special opportunities for French-language production, Indigenous productions, and diverse language projects are listed in their own sections. To add a fund to this list, please e-mail info@onscreenmanitoba.com

Comprehensive List of Media Production Funds in Manitoba and Canada

Bell Fund

Short Form Digital Series Non-Fiction

Short Form Digital Series Fiction

Webdocs Development

Slate Development

Professional Development

TV Program

Bell Media/Harold Greenberg Fund

Harold Greenberg Fund Script Development Program

Harold Greenberg Fund Shorts-to-Features Program

Canada Council for the Arts

Explore and Create:

Professional Development for Artists

Research and Creation

Concept to Realization

Artist-Driven Organizations

Engage and Sustain:

Artistic Catalysts

The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis People:

Creating, Knowing and Sharing

Supporting Artistic Practice:

Professional Development for Arts Professionals

Support Organizations

Arts Across Canada:


Representation and Promotion

Foreign Artist Tours

Public Outreach

Arts Festivals and Presenters

Arts Abroad:


Representation and Promotion

Circulating and Touring



Canada Media Fund (CMF)

Convergent Stream – Aboriginal

Convergent Stream – Anglophone Minority Incentive

Convergent Stream – Corus-CMF “Page to Pitch” Program

Convergent Stream – Development Fund

Convergent Stream – Digital Media Incentive

Convergent Stream – Diverse Languages Stream

Convergent Stream – English POV

Convergent Stream – English Regional Production Bonus

Convergent Stream – Francophone Minority Program

Convergent Stream – International Coproduction and Codevelopment Incentives

Convergent Stream – Northern Production Incentive

Convergent Stream – Performance Envelope

Convergent Stream – Versioning

Experimental Stream – Accelerated Partnership Pilot Program

Experimental Stream – Commercial Projects Pilot Program

Experimental Stream – Innovation Program

Experimental Stream – Web Series Pilot Program

International Incentives

Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

Bell Media Prime Time TV Program

Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp (Inactive)

CBC Actors Conservatory

CFC/Entertainment One TV Adaptation Lab

CFC Features

CFC/NBCUniversal Canada Exchange

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program – Directors’ Lab

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program – Editors’ Lab

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program – Producers’ Lab

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program – Writers’ Lab

IDEABOOST Accelerator

NFB/CFC Creative Doc Lab

Short Dramatic Film Program

The Slaight Music Family Residency

Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange

Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

CMPA National Mentorship Program

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund


Development – Development Program for Digital Drama Series

Production – Series, mini-series, and MOW’s

Film Training Manitoba (FTM)

Career Consultations

Career Focus Crew Internship

Community Outreach Program

Mentorship Programs

Online Courses

Outreach and Community Development

Safety Training

Skills Upgrade

Workshop Training

Harold Greenberg Fund / Les Fonds Harold Greenberg

Script Development Program

Shorts-to-Features Program

Développement Format/Concept

Développement Long métrage fiction

Production Long métrage fiction

Hot Docs – International Canadian Documentary Festival

Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Corus – Hot Docs Funds

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

Independent Production Fund (IPF)

Ted Rogers Fund

Cogeco TV Production Program

Professional Development Grants

Web Drama Series Program

Indigenous Screen Office (ISO)

ISO Partnership Program

Manitoba Arts Council (MAC)

Artists in Community Residency Program

Artists in the Schools Directory Program

Community Connections and Access Program

Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency

Grants for Juried Shows

Indigenous Arts Creative Development Grant

Indigenous Arts Mentorship Training and Development Grant

Major Arts Grant

Management and Governance Assistance Program

Manitoba/New Brunswick/Quebec Creative Residency

Media Arts Grant

Student Bursary Program

Travel/Professional Development Grant

Manitoba Film & Music (MFM)

Feature Film Development Fund

Feature Film Marketing Fund

Feature Film Production Fund

Grant Program for Emerging Talent and Micro-budget Production

Pitch Readiness Program for Multi-Episode Productions

Television and Web-based Development Fund

Television and Web-based Production Fund

National Film Board of Canada/ Office national du Film du Canada (NFB/ONF)

ACIC – Independent Filmmaker Assistance Program

FAP – Filmmakers Assistance Program

ACIC – Aide au cinéma indépendent

FAP – Filmmaker Assistance Program (French)

National Screen Institute (NSI)

NSI IndigiDocs

NSI Drama Prize

NSI Features First

NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer

CBC New Indigenous Voices

NSI Totally Television

NSI Script to Screen




FirstPix Grant Program (will relaunch in 2019)

Quebecor Fund

Event and Film Production Assistance Program

Export Assistance Program

Television Production Assistance Program

RBC Emerging Filmmaker Competition

RBC Emerging Filmmakers Pitch Competition at the Gimli Film Festival


Cable Network Fund

Documentary Fund


Shaw Rocket Fund

Canadian Investment Stream

Partnership Investment Stream

Digital Content Investment Stream

Shorescripts Short Film Fund

Shorescripts Short Film Fund

Telefilm Canada

Development Program

Marketing Program

Production Program

International Marketing and Festival Participation Program

Selective Aid for Canada-France Coproductions (Mini-treaties) (Film Production, Animation Production and Television Development)

Talent to Watch Program (formerly the Micro-Budget Production Program)

Theatrical Documentary Program


Development Financing

Production Financing

Discoverability Financing

Telus Manitoba Community Board Fund for charitable organizations

Video Pool


Rentals and Services


Winnipeg Arts Council (WAC)

Individual Artist Grant Program

Multi-Year Grant Programs For Arts Organizations

Professional Development Grant Program for Artists & Arts Administrators

Project Grant Program for Arts Organizations & Collectives

The New Creations Fund for Arts Organizations

Winnipeg Film Group (WFG)


Manitoba Film Hothouse Award for Creative Development

MFM First Film Fund

MFM Marketing Fund

MFM Production Fund

Rentals and Services

Workshops and Training


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