The Bell Fund TV Production Program supports the production of market-driven Canadian lifestyle, drama, comedy, and documentary series.

There are two streams within this program:

  1. Major Production Funder (MPF)
  2. TV Selective

Eligible Projects applying in this program are required to have a Canadian Broadcaster attached.  Please see the TV Production Program Guidelines for more details.

Important Dates

    TV Selective 

    Application Portal OpensMarch 11, 2024
    Deadline : Application Portal ClosesApril 8, 2024 (7 PM ET)

    TV Major Production Funder

    Application Portal OpensMarch 11, 2024
    Deadline : Application Portal ClosesDecember 2, 2024 (7 PM ET)


    Want more information or help in applying ?

    English webinar - More info hereMarch 19, 2024 (2 PM ET)
    French webinar - More info here March 19, 2024 (10 AM ET)

    Guidelines, Policies and Application Components

    TV Program
    Self-Identification Data Collection
    To further the commitments established in the Bell Fund ’s guiding principles, measure progress, and align with other funders,
    Bell Fund is collecting information related to identity and representation from individuals associated with applications to its programs.
    The self-identification data questionnaire allows individuals to disclose their demographic information on a voluntary basis,
    confidentially and securely to the Bell Fund.
    Self-Identification Information Sheet and Terms of Reference 2024
    Self-Identification Contact List 2024

    Questions or need help ?

      Email :
      Telephone : 416-977-8145

      Accessibility Support

        The Bell Fund welcomes applications from people with disabilities, people who are deaf, and people who have barriers to accessing technology. Support for application assistance is also available to First Nations, Inuit or Métis applicants facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.

        Upon request, the Bell Fund may commit funds of up to $500 towards service providers to assist with the preparation of an application to Bell Fund Programs.

        Services may include, but are not limited to, assistance in creating an account and navigate the Online Application Portal or the Bell Fund Self-ID Portal; transcribe/edit/organize/translate application materials.

        Please note that receiving Accessibility Support funds does not guarantee a successful application nor will it impact evaluation scores during the application evaluation process. To request support, please contact Bell Fund at least four (4) weeks before the applicable closing deadline for a Program.