The Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind the industry that the English Production Incentive (EPI) program will combine any unspent funds remaining in any provinces\territories on October 16th. The remaining funds will be accessible to projects from any 2012-2013 eligible province\territory on a first-come first served basis starting October 17th. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca on October 17 to find out the amount of funding available.
The CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada will start accepting applications from producers in any eligible province/territory as of 9 a.m. (in their relevant time zone) on Wednesday, October 17. Applications will be accepted until November 27, 2012–the final closing date—or until funds are depleted. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents are submitted to and approved by Telefilm Canada. For applicants who have already submitted a project for EPI or any other CMF programs, only an amended Broadcaster Agreement Form (BAF) is required.
The EPI program was designed to encourage production in areas where production activity dropped significantly below a 5-year average.