Growing The Pie

May 1, 2014

Growing The Pie: 
Alternative Financing and Canadian Documentary

Given the breakdown of traditional funding models, this report examines the alternative and emerging ways producers are securing financing for their films. 

Growing The Pie (2014)


The paper finds that some producers are turning to crowdfunding, equity investment, international co-productions, corporate branding and third sector investment (NGOs and foundations) to secure financing. Although not necessarily “alternative” – except maybe for crowdfunding – these approaches are decidedly not traditional.