Funding Opportunities – BravoFact and InsideOut

Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)

Founded in 1995, Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) has distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants to Canadians for the production of short-form projects. Many of the resulting works have been honoured with industry awards throughout the world. Carrying on that tradition, Bravo!FACT continues to provide funding to independent Canadian producers, who seek, primarily (but not exclusively), to create contemporary dramatic works for television.

What type of Projects are Considered:
Funding is reserved for new projects which qualify as Canadian Content according to the guidelines set out by the CRTC. Awards are not granted to works in progress. The copyright is retained by the awardee, while Bravo!
and its affiliated companies shall have the right of first broadcast and thereafter non-exclusive media rights worldwide, in perpetuity. In addition, Bravo! shall have the first right to future series development for a period
of up to one year following the delivery of the short for broadcast. The desired length and format of requested Project Applications will be posted in advance of each deadline for submission. Standard running times of either
1:00 or 7:30 will be considered, unless otherwise announced. Funding is awarded on the basis of merit. The criteria include compelling storytelling, appropriateness for television broadcast, and feasibility of production.

Upcoming Deadline: August 31, 2012 – This deadline will accept applications for 1:00 and 7:30 minute shorts only.

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Inside Out, in partnership with OUTtv, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fund to support emerging and established Canadian filmmakers and video artists complete post-production work on their film and video projects.

The Inside Out OUTtv Post-Production Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to Canadian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender videomakers and filmmakers whose work is consistent with the
goals of Inside Out. The Fund seeks to provide a much-needed source of funding for LGBT artists struggling to secure the funding needed to complete their works.

Submissions are accepted for documentary, educational, narrative, animation, and experimental projects by or about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender people and their communities.

Annual Deadline: September 30

Download the application form at

Grants will be awarded in the range of $500 to $3,000 per project.