The CMF published 12 research reports in 2016-2017

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More than 21.5M unique visitors engaged with CMF-funded digital media productions

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The CMF program budget was set at $371.2M in 2016-2017

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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

"Faced with ongoing transformation of the audiovisual sector, the CMF continued to demonstrate its responsiveness, agility and commitment to its mandate in support of Canada’s screen-based industries. This commitment enabled the CMF to pursue strategies that build on its numerous endeavors, while at the same time developing new approaches, initiatives and programs that respond to the industry’s rapidly changing needs."

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Message from the President and CEO

"Our role at the CMF is to invest in and promote the content that continues to position Canada as a global leader in audiovisual production, but also to foster the next generation of creative Canadians. This vision was the cornerstone of our work in 2016-2017. Our objective is to ensure that our television and innovative digital media continue to be fundamental expressions of Canadian identity, and vehicles by which we tell our stories."

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Industry Partnerships


The CMF managed 64 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

  • 213 awards in
  • 22 Canadian competitions
  • 15 awards in
  • 11 international competitions
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International sales


CMF-funded, Convergent projects reported 1,668 international sales.

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Television Audience Results


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

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Funding Results

The CMF contributed $361.6M to Canadian television and digital media projects in 2016-2017.

Experimental Stream


96 innovative projects were selected, and received $40.4 million in funding.

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Convergent Stream


530 convergent productions received $306M in funding.

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Production Activity


CMF funding in 2016-2017 triggered $1.4B in production activity.

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