Changes to Canada New Media Fund Announced

The Canada New Media Fund has been renewed for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  Telefilm Canada made the announcement today, advising the industry that some changes have been made to both the application process and some deadlines.  The deadline for Product Assistance applications is May 4, 2009. This involves applications for the development, production and marketing of Canadian interactive digital cultural content products intended for the general public. Changes to this application include:

…omission of the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage, reduced documentation requirements for filing a complete application, clear demonstration of a confirmed financial structure; and, project completion by January 29, 2010 (including project delivery and final cost delivery).

The deadline for Sectoral Assistance applications that support industry-led events or initiatives is June 19, 2009.

…there will be similar guidelines for Sectoral Assistance applications as in previous years, but with alleviated documentation requirements.

Guidelines and application forms will be available by April 15, 2009 at Telefilm Canada.