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Funded Projects Database

The Canada Media Fund wants to keep applicants informed of funding decisions and results throughout the year. The database below contains projects that have been announced during the current fiscal year and all funded projects from prior years. New results will be added as they are published.
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Funding Decisions indicate the selection of projects which have qualified for the CMF support but have yet to finalize all contracts. Only programs using a selective, competitive process to allocate funding are subject to a funding decision. These selective programs are: Experimental Stream, Aboriginal, English POV, Francophone Minority, and Diverse Languages.

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2020-2021
Title

Anne Murray: Full Circle

Applicant

Network Entertainment Inc.

Commitment

$380,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

British Columbia

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

ANNE MURRAY: FULL CIRCLE is a full-length documentary featuring an original, in-depth interview with Anne sharing anecdotes, memories and observations. The film weaves together familiar hit songs, archival footage from Anne’s storied career, and original new interviews with the artists, collaborators, and colleagues who know Anne best.  Throughout the film, we not only celebrate the unforgettable music of Anne Murray but experience the full spectrum of the small-town singer turned superstar, pioneer and icon.


Title

Atomic Reaction

Applicant

Atomic Reaction Films Inc.

Commitment

$164,774

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

ATOMIC REACTION is about invisibility, secrets, and buried truth. It is the story of Canada’s secret role in the Manhattan Project, the making of the world’s first nuclear bombs, and its chain reaction. But this is not a story set only in the past. Like nuclear waste, marked hazardous for thousands of years, the legacy continues to have a major impact on communitie across Canada today.


Title

Beyond Bollywood

Applicant

Cinevedas Inc.

Commitment

$70,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Montreal filmmaker Rahila Bootwala left India as a young woman, wanting to work in film but feeling disconnected from an industry dominated by men.  In BEYOND HOLLYWOOD, Rahila goes back to confront her past and to meet with the women who are reshaping the industry and challenging its stereotypes. Their struggles are both alien and familiar and her journey of discovery is also a reunion of sorts.  As she traces the resistance, she weaves in her tale of ambiguous affection for Bollywood from the 70s on and reflects on its future.  What has been its impact on Indian women’s identities and what does this new movement mean for Indians, both men and women?


Title

Big Fight in Little Chinatown

Applicant

Eye Steel Film Inc.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

BIG FIGHT IN LITTLE CHINATOWN is the story of Chinatown at a cross-roads. How will the community and residents of Chinatowns come together in this time of crisis to imagine a new destiny for the place they call home? The film reveals how the struggle to preserve Chinatown is a fight for a living community and the rich history, character and resiliency of the Chinese diaspora worldwide.


Title

Bobby Rush: Renaissance Man of the Blues

Applicant

Eye Steel Film Inc.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

BOBBY RUSH is one of the oldest and most successful Blues musicians to ever grace the genre. To others, he is a civil rights activist and protestor against the discrimination of the industrial prison complex. Some call him a mentor, an inspiration to Blues musicians past and future, with a sound of his own and a character too indomitable to crush. Others may know him as a leader for the voiceless, victims of sharecropping, participant in the Million Man March, and deliverer of BB King’s eulogy. Bobby Rush is a man of many stories, each marked by a wrinkle accumulated over his 86 years of traveling, fighting, laughing, and playing the Blues.


Title

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood

Applicant

White Pine Pictures Inc.

Commitment

$360,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

POWER IN THE BLOOD is a love letter to Indigenous women and people. This film places Buffy Sainte-Marie at the centre of music and cultural history, exploring her creative process, revealing the true meaning of her most controversial lyrics, and dispelling the persistent myths and misconceptions that have swirled around her -- setting the record straight once and for all about  her extraordinary life and legacy.


Title

Coven

Applicant

Storyline Entertainment Inc.

Commitment

$371,200

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

For centuries powerful women have been revered and feared as disruptors. But things are changing.  In the era of #MeToo and male toxicity women are reverting to ancient practices and searching for a deeper feminine power. COVEN looks at the ancient practice of witchcraft and examines contemporary interpretations through diverse personalities. Using characters, imagery, politics, music and archival footage Coven explores this new world through the eyes of a few unique characters.


Title

Dear Audrey

Applicant

Cineflix (Dear Audrey) Inc.

Commitment

$100,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Montreal

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

DEAR AUDREY tells the compelling life story of prolific documentary filmmaker Martin Duckworth. Martin has devoted his life to peace and justice through his films, but now he’s put down his camera to fight for the most important cause of his life…his family. Martin’s wife Audrey Shirmer is struggling with stage six Alzheimer’s, the second to final stage. To make matters worse, their 43-year-old autistic daughter Jacqueline has cut herself off from Audrey, as it’s too horrific to watch her own mother slowly inch towards death. As a result of these tragedies, Martin has decided to devote his remaining days to holding his family together. Martin’s intrepid life story and personal sacrifice, along with his grace in the face of Audrey’s illness are palpable. This is a portrait of courage under fire as Martin and his family face the hardest days of their lives.


Title

Disappearing Insects

Applicant

Disappearing Insects Productions Inc.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Toronto

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

DISAPPEARING INSECTS is a feature documentary from filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. The film delves into the systemic planetary repercussions of pesticides, and the viable alternatives that are safe for all life. From big-scale agriculture, forest management strategy, and home use of weed killers on lawns, attempts to corral nature through manmade chemicals have had far-reaching unintended environmental effects. The film probes human manipulation of nature and its catastrophic effects, and points to the sustainable alternatives necessary in order for all life on Earth to thrive.


Title

Everest Dark

Applicant

Merit Motion Pictures Inc.

Commitment

$400,000

Fiscal year

2020-2021

Region

Manitoba

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Decision

Program

English POV

Platform

Television

Language

English

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Faced with overcrowding and a steeply rising death toll, climbing Mount Everest has never been such a risk. World-renowned mountaineer Mingma Tsiri Sherpa had sworn off ever summiting the mountain again after the devastating 2015 earthquake that killed 21 climbers at Everest Base Camp. But after the death count reaches 15 in May 2019, he decides that something must be done to appease Sagarmatha. Mingma leads a team charged with removing dead bodies frozen in the snow and returning them to their families. Will his effort against the elements of Mother Nature be enough to appease the mountain and help Mingma himself reclaim inner peace? 


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