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$14.3 M awarded to interactive digital media projects

December 16, 2015

(Toronto, December 16, 2015) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 24 interactive digital media projects received a total of $14.3M in funding as part of the second round of production support from the 2015-2016 Experimental Stream. The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.

Consumers will have access to a variety of new interactive digital media content including 15 games, 3 platforms using virtual reality, and 6 software applications. Of the 24 productions, 2 are from British Columbia, 1 from Newfoundland & Labrador, 1 from Nova Scotia, 4 from Ontario, and 16 from Québec.

Including this round of funding, the CMF has already provided more than $144.0M in production funding to 254 projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010. 

Production support provides funding for the creation of a final, market-ready version of an eligible project and preliminary marketing and commercialization activities.

For a description of new projects that received production support, please click here.

A jury of Canadian and international industry specialists evaluated the innovation and production team criteria of projects receiving production support. This round’s jury consisted of Wendy Bernfeld (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Michelle Blanc (Montréal); Pierre Cattan (Paris, France); Stéphane D’Astous (Montréal); Rebecca Denton, (London, United Kingdom); Michael Gubbins (Oxford, United Kingdom); Annelise Larson (Saskatoon); and, Laurent Lasalle (Montréal). Click here to access biographies of all jurors since 2010.

In January, the CMF will announce projects receiving funds for development support and marketing support from the Experimental Stream.

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. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Ian MacDonald
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
416-554-2768
imacdonald@cmf-fmc.ca

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