The Bell Fund encourages and funds the creation and development
of excellent Canadian digital/TV multi-platform projects.

Important Program Changes

Important Message regarding recent changes to the CRTC policy framework for Certified Independent Funds:

On August 25th 2016, the CRTC released its changes to the Policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds, which includes The Bell Fund. As a result, we need to pivot. The Bell Fund management and Board of Directors have immediately begun assessing the impact of these regulatory changes against the scope of our current activities. As a critical part of this review we will consult with our stakeholders in order to assist in the Fund’s evolution and programs. These changes require the Fund to postpone the 2017 program application deadlines. We will do our best to minimize uncertainty and will communicate the results of our assessment and any changes to the Bell Fund programs as soon as possible.


Apply for funding

Applications for all funding programs are now submitted online. No hard-copies required. Accepting existing application forms as “Project Details”. For cross-platform projects both a TV and DM application must be completed.

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Funding decisions will be announced 6-8 weeks after the deadline.

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June 20, 2016
Bell Fund Sponsors Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, France
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June 20, 2016 Bell Fund Sponsors Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, France. Canada is the Country of Honour for the this year’s edition of Sunny Side of the Doc, the four-day international market for factual......

March 31, 2016
Bell Fund Partners with MIPTV 2016 as Exclusive Official Chair for Digital Talks
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Four Conference Sessions to Feature Digital Advances and Experts Toronto, Cannes, March 31, 2016 – Digital entertainment advances take centre stage this year at MIPTV the world’s content market, held annually in Cannes.......

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November 21, 2016
October 2016 Funding Decisions
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The Board of Directors of the Bell Fund has announced its decisions for the October 3, 2016 round of applications. Over $5.4M in grants has been approved for 27 of the 45 (English and French) applications received, as follows: The......

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July 12, 2016
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June 27, 2016
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