Championing a dynamic motion picture workforce in B.C. that is equitable, diverse and inclusive.

Bell Fund announces its 2024 deadlines

The Television Production Program deadline (Selective) is April 8, 2024, the Short-Form Digital Series Production Program deadline is June 18, 2024, and the TV MPF Program deadline is December 2, 2024.
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To support Canadian media content makers in creating for and connecting with, audiences here and everywhere. Since 1997 the Bell Fund has received over $275 million in financial contributions from Bell TV to support Canadian Independent Producers in the development and production of great Canadian content. In 2001, the Bell Fund was awarded an endowment of $10 million from Bell TV, as a result of a tangible benefits package. The revenues generated by this endowment are made available for development funding.


The Bell Fund is a not-for-profit organization. It has been certified by the CRTC as an independent production fund eligible to receive and administer contributions from broadcast distribution undertakings. The Fund is governed by a nine-member board operating at arm’s length from Bell TV and has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

Guiding Principles

The Bell Fund is committed to supporting a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible industry across Canada. This means supporting screen-based producers/creators who are Indigenous and/or identify as being from an Equity-seeking Community such as Black, racialized, women and gender-diverse, 2SLGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities, regional and Official Language Minority Community (OLMC), or emerging screen-based producers/creators and teams.

Please consider how you engage with individuals and communities as you proceed with your Projects. Applicants and production teams are encouraged to refer to resources (such as the Black Screen Office’s Being Seen: Directives for Creating Authentic and Inclusive Content) and to respect the guiding principles and best practices set out in the Indigenous Screen Office’s On-Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide.


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