COVID-19 Information Hub for Canada’s Screen-Based Industries

Welcome to our COVID-19 Information Hub. Here you will find a regularly updated list of assistance programs for workers and businesses in Canada’s screen-based industries, as well as news from the CMF and information on the impact of COVID-19 on our industry. The CMF will continue to be a reliable partner in service to our industry. You can count on us.

Assistance Programs Directory

The COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting the employees, businesses and freelancers that make up Canada’s screen-based industries.


However, help is available. Here’s a list of assistance programs that are at your disposal from organizations at the federal, provincial or territorial, and municipal levels. This information will be updated regularly throughout the COVID-19 crisis.


For information on federal support to businesses, go to the Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.


If you are an employed or self-employed Canadian and are directly affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

CMF Action Plan

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COVID-19 Update

Starting today, the CMF team will be working remotely to protect each other, our clients, and our community. All business will be carried out remotely.

COVID-19 and the Screen-Based Industries

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Disneyland Lays Groundwork For Reopening But Offers No Timetable - Deadline

“Upon reopening, certain Disneyland Resort theme parks, hotels, restaurants and other locations may be limited in capacity and subject to restricted availability or even closure based on guidance from health experts and government officials.”

COVID-19 Recovery - Edmonton Screen Industries Office

Following Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy announcement, the Edmonton Screen Industries Office has compiled information to help stakeholders in the screen media industries understand and address the risks of going back to work amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Annecy cancelled - Kidscreen

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its market MIFA is the latest industry event to be affected by the ongoing pandemic.