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Canada and Denmark announce reopening of digital media codevelopment incentive

August 29, 2019

Toronto, August 29, 2019 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Danish Film Institute (DFI) announced today the third round renewal of their incentive for the codevelopment of digital media projects between Canadian and Danish producers. Click here to access the guidelines.

The Canada-Denmark Co-Development Incentive for Digital Media Projects budget is set at CAD $300,000, with each partner investing half of the total amount.

This Incentive will support the codevelopment of new digital content that is innovative, explores new ways of telling stories, experiments with new formats and platforms and new ways of engaging audiences. The project must involve at least one Danish producer eligible under the DFI’s criteria, and one Canadian producer eligible under the CMF’s criteria.

Eight interactive digital media projects received over $554K in funding through the first two rounds of funding of the Canada-Denmark Codevelopment Incentive for Digital Media Projects.

Finding a coproducer

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this development incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

How to apply

Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations.

All applications must comply with the guidelines for the Incentive which are available on both the CMF and DFI websites. The deadline to apply is December 12, 2019. Recipients will be announced in mid-February 2020.

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.

About the Danish Film Institute
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is Denmark's national agency for film and cinema culture, operating under the Ministry of Culture. The DFI provides funding for the development, production and distribution of films, series, video games and other audiovisual content. An important task of the DFI is to encourage diversity and risk-willingness in the industry, doing so by offering many gateways to funding, highlighting talent development, keeping a sharp eye on new digital platforms and nurturing international partnerships. Located in central Copenhagen, the DFI also offers a meeting place for scholars and film lovers with screenings at the Cinematheque as well as a library and a stills archive. Please visit dfi.dk/en.

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For more information, please contact:

Shelley Coultish
Telefilm Canada
Deputy Director, Portfolio Management, CMF Program Administration
[email protected]
1.800.567.0890

Mikkel Thomassen
Danish Film Institute
Producer, Games & Digital Media
[email protected]
+45 4061 9362

For media requests, please contact:

André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Communications Manager
[email protected]
416.214.4402

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