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2017 DEADLINE:

The Deadline for Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction, for Factual, Lifestyle, Documentary is November 13, 2017.

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News

– November 2017 –
Planning to apply to the Bell Fund’s Short-Form Digital Series (non-fiction) program?
Give yourself time to prepare. Review the documents on BellFund.ca. Start your draft application.
Submitting your application in advance of the deadline isn’t beneficial, however, we are anticipating a large volume of applicants, so don’t wait until November 13, as servers might be busy and the application cannot be submitted after the deadline. Due to expected volume, incomplete applications may not […]

– October 2017 –
Want to know more about the Bell Fund’s new Pilot Programs?
We are hosting two info sessions on October 18th and 20th. These sessions will cover all you need to know about the Short-Form Digital Series, Webdocs Development and Slate Development programs.

They will be held from 3 to 4:30pm at our Toronto offices, 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1709.
Space is limited, secure your spot and submit your questions now by emailing info@bellfund.ca.

– September 2017 –
TORONTO and MONTRÉAL, September 25, 2017 – The Bell Fund is launching the first of four pilot programs as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary of investing in the Canadian media production industry. The Fund’s first deadline will be November 13, 2017 for its Short-Form Digital Series for non-fiction which covers factual, lifestyle and documentary programming. Read More.

– August 2017 –
In order to implement the CRTC’s policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds, the Bell fund has retired its convergent production and development programs, as well as its performance accelerator and TV development online programs. There will be no further deadlines associated with these programs. More information on new programs, guidelines and deadlines will be coming soon.

– July 2017 –
Important Message Re : Bell Fund’s Request for relief in regards to the Commission’s policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds.
The Commission approves a request by the Bell Fund for a transition period to adapt its guidelines to the Commission’s new policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds. The Bell Fund will have until 17 July 2018 to make the necessary changes.
The Commission denies a request by the Bell Fund for an increase to the 10% cap on funding for non-programming digital content.
For the full decision please go to http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-253.htm
The Bell Fund Board will be announcing new programs, guidelines and deadlines in the coming weeks.

 
 
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November 06, 2017
Planning to apply to the Bell Fund’s Short-Form Digital Series (non-fiction) program? 
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Give yourself time to prepare. Review the documents on BellFund.ca.  Start your draft application. Submitting your application in advance of the deadline isn’t beneficial, however, we are anticipating a large......




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