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 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.
The jury evaluates the synopsis, storyboard, technical treatment, budget, resumes, and demo reels. Music, literary and/or stock footage rights for non-exclusive media rights, in perpetuity and worldwide, must be secured for all bravoFACT shorts.
In order to be considered, a complete bravoFACT Application Form must be submitted, together with all submission support material, to the bravoFACT office by 5 p.m. ET on the day of the deadline. Our mailing address is:
299 Queen Street West
See Application Tips and Alerts for more detail.
Incomplete applications will not be brought before the jury.
There are several deadlines annually, announced at the beginning of the year. The deadlines for 2013 are: March 8, June 14, September 6, and December 6. Requested formats will be posted in advance.
PLEASE NOTE: Application packages, including demo DVD, CDs etc. will destroyed after the jury meeting. Submit copies only, not originals.
Although there may be the occasional exception, bravoFACT awards up to $50,000 for a 7:30 short. A special call for longer format submissions may be posted on occasion—check bravofact.com for details.
The Award is conditional upon the delivery of the project as described in the approved application.
Payment of the award is made upon receipt of the completed HD (XDCAM HD data disc, 59:94 1080i) master, a detailed breakdown of expenditures with corresponding invoices and receipts, and a CRTC registration number as well as Key Credits, Project stills, final script, key cast and crew bios and headshots and SOCAN cue sheet. All deliverables are described in detail in the project Agreement.