Next deadline is March 6, 2008 by 4:00 p.m.

666 Kirkwood Ave., Suite 203
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5X9

Eligibility Criteria »
Read the CIFVF's Mission and its eligibility and selection criteria for funding film and video projects.

Guide - Development »
Before investing time and resources preparing an application, you should ensure that you and your project meet the Funds eligibility criteria. To this end, you should begin by reading the CIFVFs Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Film and Video Applications.

Guide - Production & Post Production » provides advice on how to complete an application for development or production or post-production financing.

The CIFVF gratefully acknowledges the financial participation of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Le Fonds reconnait L'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.
Website design and development.



In order for the CIFVF to pay you the last payment for your development project, a number of pieces of documentation will be required.

Information on the documentation required can be found below.

Complete Treatment Package

A complete treatment package should include the following:

a) project description
b) treatment & approach
c) financial plan for production
d) budget for production
e) target audience/marketing
f) non-theatrical market use
g) production schedule
h) production team
i) writers agreements- if applicable, a copy of fully executed agreements between the Producer and every person, corporation or other entity providing development services as set out in the development proposal or development budget and for the fees set out in the development budget including, but not limited to, agreements with writers, script editors, researchers and consultants, including all such agreements providing for a transfer of rights in and to the proceeds of such services to the Producer and being subject to approval by the Fund;
j) chain of title (from Resources Section)

Final Cost Related Documentation

1. A detailed dated Final Cost Report.

Click for the Final Cost Report form.

2. Summary of Financiers Form

3. Affidavit/Review Engagement Report

  • If the development costs are less than $200,000 - a final cost statement attached to an affidavit attesting to the costs expended is required

  • Affidavit - Development Costs

  • If the development costs are between $200,000 and $500,000 - a Review Engagement Report is required

    Click for sample of Review Engagement Report wording.

Affidavit for Canadian Production Company

Click for sample of Affidavit for Canadian Production Company.


1. A report of all agreements entered into by the Producer for any future exploitation of the work, such as, but not limited to, reports from merchandising and other licensing agreements;

2. Written request for payment