The CMF published 16 research reports in 2017-2018

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More than 24M unique visitors engaged with CMF-funded digital media productions

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The CMF program budget was set at $342.3M in 2017-2018

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About CMF

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors.

Message from the Chair

"Over many years, a clear consensus has developed that a creative, innovative and commercially vibrant screen industry is of immense value to Canadians. Stories depicted on all screens shape and reflect Canada’s contemporary national identities, contribute to Canadians’ understanding of our history and help share our values with the rest of the world. The tangible economic value of the industry is also significant."

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Message from the President and CEO

"The CMF’s vision for Canada’s talent and stories to transcend platforms and borders, triggering innovation, ideas, and building on Canada’s reputation as a leader in the support of multiplatform content is the foundation upon which we deliver the CMF’s programs. Inspired by ongoing efforts to improve representation in the screen-based sector, we took a number of important measures in 2017-2018 to advance gender balance and Indigenous representation in Canada’s audiovisual industry."

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Industry Partnerships


The CMF managed 63 partnerships across Canada and in key international markets to support stakeholder relations, stimulate coproduction, share industry research, and promote Canadian audiovisual content.

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CMF-funded content continues to connect with audiences, both at home and abroad, and to garner industry-wide recognition at major awards ceremonies.

Awards and Prizes

  • 201 awards in
  • 21 Canadian competitions
  • 9 awards in
  • 7 international competitions
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International sales


CMF-funded, Convergent projects reported 2,166 international sales.

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Television Audience Results


24 CMF-funded programs achieved audiences of over 1 million viewers on average.

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Funding Results

The CMF contributed $342.3M to Canadian television and digital media projects in 2017-2018.

Experimental Stream


103 innovative projects were selected, and received $40.0 million in funding.

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Convergent Stream


497 convergent productions received $284.6M in funding.

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Production Activity


CMF funding in 2017-2018 triggered $1.4B in production activity.

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