Cross Platform Digital Media Production



The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce digital media content that complements and enhances an associated television program. These digital media projects are an opportunity to increase audience engagement and help television producers and broadcasters to capitalize on the value-added benefits of digital extensions.

Eligible projects must have both a broadcast component with a guaranteed broadcast licence from a Canadian broadcaster as well as a digital media component. There must be an association between the two components.

Funding for the digital media component is available in the form of grants which may be awarded as follows:

  • A grant of up to 75% of the cost of production of the digital media component; in addition to
  • A bonus grant matching any broadcaster(s) cash contribution (licence and equity) to the financing of the digital media component, to a maximum of $100,000.

Funding for the television component is available in the form of grants which may be awarded as follows:

  • A grant of up to 75% of the total Canadian broadcast licence fees (paid directly by the broadcaster) for the program, to a maximum of $75,000 per project (including television series).

 

Required Application Documents:


NOTE: Both a DM and TV application must be submitted.

Digital Media Component –Application Documents (Electronic – submitted via online portal)

  1. Completed Project Details Form
  2. Refer to the Document Checklist for details on the required supplemental documents. These include:

Television Component –Application Documents (Electronic – submitted via online portal)

  1. Completed Project Details Form
  2. Refer to the Document Checklist for details on the required supplemental documents.

Apply online

PLEASE NOTE: EVERY PRODUCTION PROJECT MUST SUBMIT BOTH A DM & TV APPLICATION

Apply online

 

DOWNLOADS

Guidelines

Guidelines – Production
(rev. February 2016)

Policies

Application Forms and Templates

Project Details – DM
(rev. May 2015)
(rev. May 2015)
Project Details – TV
(rev. May 2015)
(rev. May 2015)
Broadcaster Support Form
(rev. February 2016)

Reporting Forms and Templates

 Cost Report Template – Production
(rev. February 2016) If you used an old budget template (before May 2012), please contact our offices for the corresponding cost report template.
Broadcaster Interim Report Card
(NEW: February 2016)
Broadcaster Final Report Card
(rev. February 2016)
Producer Interim Report
(NEW: February 2016)
Producer Final Report
(rev. February 2016)