Winter 2023 Program Round

    • First Day to Apply: October 30, 2023
    • Last Day to Apply: November 27, 2023 (The portal will close at 7pm ET)

*Questions about market interest partners must be submitted two weeks prior to the deadline (submit your questions by Monday, November 12, 2023). We are not able to consider market interest partner eligibility questions on the day of the deadline. See Application Components for Market Interest Form.

Guidelines 2023 Financing and Budgeting Policies 2023


The following changes were made to the Slate Development Program in 2023:

Applicants must submit a Bell Fund Market Interest Form for each project in the slate. Bell Fund will no longer accept market interest letters or forms from other funders.

The following changes remain in effect:

First time applicants to the Slate Development program must attend an application clinic. Visit our bookings page for dates and sign up information. Applicants are encouraged to sign up as soon as registration opens. Note: Be sure to use the 2023 version of the Guidelines, Budget and Financial Policies, and application documents.

Eligible Applicant: A production company that received funding in the previous round (November 2022 deadline) is not eligible to apply to the Slate Program in November 2023, however, may apply in 2024.

Eligibility Requirements: A Slate must contain two or three projects.

Funding Contribution The maximum request is $75,000 per slate AND 100% of eligible costs may be requested. (See Slate guidelines for details re; min/max requests for projects and slates). Note: Unconfirmed financing from other Canadian funding/provincial agencies (such as IPF, Creative B.C. Quebecor, TELUS, etc.), is still allowed, however, confirmation must be received within 30 days of the Bell Fund notification.