DOC Supports Canadian Independent Screen Fund for BPOC Creators

19 octobre 2020

DOC is pleased to support the reinvigoration and rebranding of the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund (CIFVF) as the Canadian Screen Fund for BPOC Creators (CISF). 

For two decades the CIFVF was a key source of financing for independent Canadian film and television projects, especially those helmed by smaller and start-up production companies. Disbanded in 2009, the filmmaking community rallied to keep the fund afloat as a legal entity. 

In this historic moment of widespread advocacy for racial justice, there is a unique opportunity for the federal government to reinstate the fund, redefine its mandate, and fill a gap in the existing funding landscape to ensure BPOC creators and producers have culturally attuned support and appropriate access to funding for their projects.