CISF
Bespoke Business Clinics

Are you a BIPOC producer with a project in development? Do you find business forms too intimidating? Do you need help and advice with financial calculations?  If so, then these one-on-one business clinics are for you!

CISF will evaluate your needs and team you up with an industry professional to offer practical guidance and advice on your specific needs, including budgets, finance plans, cost reports, recoupment, interim financing, tax credit calculations, and more. 

Fill out the application form below to book a consultation.

Who is Eligible?

Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) producers and filmmakers who have received funds for a project in development and need to submit a cost report or production budget as part of their deliverables. BIPOC producers with a project in development who need help with the following:

  • Production Budget

  • Financing scenario

  • Tax credit calculations (federal and provincial)

  • Recoupment scenario

  • Cashflow planning

  • Interim financing (if needed for cashflow, prior to receiving tax credits) and interest calculations

  • Related party transactions

  • Application help with CMF’s programs (ie: LFP, EIP, PEP, English Regional Production Bonus, etc) and other funding organizations 

  • Gap financing options

How the clinics work.

The CISF evaluation team will review your application and match you with a professional consultant for personalized assistance.

The applicant and consultant will coordinate and schedule their meeting at a time that works for both parties.Once your project requirements are fulfilled, you will be asked to complete a form.

If you have more than one project or have multiple needs you may be eligible for multiple consultations. 

Registration is application-based and open to BIPOC creators with a project in development. Please be sure to read the below eligibility requirements before filling out the registration form. There is no fee to apply. The consultants’ services will be paid for by the CISF.

Eligible Genres

  •     Documentary – TV or Feature for TV release
  •     Documentary Series
  •     Documentary Short
  •     Web series
  •     Narrative Feature
  •     Narrative Short

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis. We do our best to locate appropriate consultants in a timely fashion, however submitting an application does not guarantee we will be able to find an appropriate match. For any questions, please email info@independentfund.org.

Application

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