The Canadian Independent Screen Fund for BPOC Creators (“CISF”) is a new national funding program dedicated to supporting emerging, mid-level and established content creators from BPOC (Black and People of Color) communities, for the development and production of their screen-based projects.
Formally known as the Canadian Independent Screen Fund, a registered charity established in 1981 (274666-2 Canada Inc.), the CISF was relaunched in 2020 to create more equity within the screen-based industry.
The Indigenous Screen Office participated in the consultation process for this proposed initiative and is in full solidarity with the intent and direction of this fund.
The CISF will administer a number of funds with specific deadlines. Funding guidelines will be posted on our website and applications will be processed through this website.
We offer a comprehensive guide to funding programs across Canada: this database lists eligibility criteria and is searchable by date, region or genre.