Toronto, April 6, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL), the body responsible for film funding and media business development in Luxembourg, announced today the launch of the Canada-Luxembourg Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive for Audiovisual Projects. The program was unveiled in February at the Luxembourg City Film Festival, attended by the CMF. Please click here to view the Guidelines.
To be eligible, projects must be submitted by producers meeting the criteria of both organizations. Projects funded at the development stage must be drama or animation series, feature-length animation or digital media projects. The Incentive also funds eligible digital media projects (specifically in the areas of virtual or augmented reality, transmedia or enabling technologies) at the production stage.
The annual combined budget of the Incentive is CAD$900,000 (approximately €600,000), with each party contributing half, for a total investment over a two-year period of CAD$1,800,000 (about €1,200,000).
The total maximum combined contribution is CAD$100,000 (about €65,000) for each television or digital project funded at the development stage and CAD$500,000 (about €320,000) for each digital media project in production. The contribution of each funding organisation to selected projects will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Projects will be evaluated through a selection process conducted by a committee formed of representatives of the CMF and FFL, as well as an independent expert from a third country chosen by the parties according to different criteria, including the cultural value of the project and the target audience, the team roadmap and the viability of the project.
Identifying foreign partners
We invite producers interested in finding a foreign partner for this program to post their company profile on the CMF website by clicking here. Profiles will be available to anyone visiting the site, including potential partners in other countries.
All applications must comply with the Incentive Guidelines, which are available on the CMF and FFL websites. Please click here to view them. The application period is now open and continues until September 27, 2018. The committee’s decisions will be announced in November 2018.
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 digital 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.
About Film Fund Luxembourg
Film Fund Luxembourg encourages and promotes the development of the audiovisual production sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg through grants, financial assistance, subsidies, bursaries and rewards. The support mechanism for the audiovisual industry is a selective system of advances on earnings called “Selective Financial Aid” (SFA) for scriptwriting, concepts and development, as well as for the production of short and feature films, fiction and animated television series, documentaries and projects in the areas of transmedia, virtual and augmented reality, and other new technologies.
Industry contact person:
Canada Media Fund Program Administrator
Deputy Director – Portfolio Management
For media requests, please contact:
Canada Media Fund
Film Fund Luxembourg