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More than $4.7M awarded to 22 Canadian innovative digital media productions

August 10, 2016

Toronto, August 10, 2016 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $4.7M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2016-2017 Experimental Stream funding.

The CMF has contributed more than $69.7M in development and marketing support to 316 interactive digital media projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.

Development support
A total of 15 Canadian companies received support totaling $3.3M to develop 12 games, two applications, and one software application. Click here to access a list of new projects that received development support.

Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project and/or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.

Marketing support
The CMF has contributed $1.4M in marketing support to 7 interactive digital media projects including five games, one software application, and one e-book. Click here to access a list of projects and their description that received marketing support.

Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Ian MacDonald
Communications Consultant
Canada Media Fund
imacdonald@cmf-fmc.ca
(416) 214-4445

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