Special Call for Web Series

Financing is available for web series ideas in the English language targeted to Canadians caring for someone living with a health condition (“caregivers”). The Fund is looking for stories, well told, that will engage our emotions and have the potential to change the way we think and feel about providing care.

Application deadlines

For Production Funding toward the web series

Monday, January 7th, 2019

How to apply

  • PDF

    Review the checklist below and the program guidelines:

  • MSWord

    Submit your application form to info@telusfund.ca:

  • We will confirm eligibility within 5 business days. You will receive a funding decision within 6 to 8 weeks.

  • Positive funding decisions will have 30 days to meet our due diligence requirements and enter into a long form financing agreement.

Applicant checklist

  • The Applicant is primarily in the business of producing professional media content,

  • headquartered in Canada,

  • a for-profit taxable corporation (within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act),

  • Canadian-controlled (Sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act),

  • the owner and controller of all the rights necessary to produce the web series and to distribute and exploit it throughout the world in all manner, languages and media in perpetuity, and

  • able to demonstrate a successful track record delivering quality content of comparable size and scope.

Content checklist

  • The web series will be targeted to caregiver audiences in Canada,

  • produced in the English Language,

  • at least 8 related episodes of between three to six minutes in duration per episode,

  • produced in Canada with at least 75% of eligible costs being Canadian costs and include a significant contribution from the Canadian independent production sector,

  • closed captioned and contain described video, and

  • meet the definition of eligible program categories, except News, Reporting, and Actualities, or Sports.