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Canada-Israel digital media projects receive over $950K in funding

December 14, 2017

Toronto/Jerusalem, December 14, 2017 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Jerusalem Film Fund of the Jerusalem Development Authority (JFF) announced today that six interactive digital media projects will receive of over $950K in funding through the Canada-Jerusalem Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive. The following projects will receive funding as part of this incentive.

Production Canadian Company Israeli Company Activity CMF Funding (CAD $) JFF Funding (CAD $) Total Funding (CAD $)
PlaceVR Helios Graphic Design Inc. Micha's House Films Development $37,500 $17,500 $55,000
The Gentleman of Damascus Entre Deux Mondes Productions II Inc. Ron Ofer Films Development $49,583 $49,949 $99,532
Solar Oded Granot Oddysy Production $100,800 $35,674 $136,474
Once Upon a Sea Intuitive Pictures Inc. Under The Sea Production $125,000 $131,513 $256,513
Kidpick. For Kids, By Kids Kidpick Inc. Cambium Ltd. Production $125,000 $57,750 $182,750
The Holy City Occupied VR Inc. Blimey Production $125,000 $101,050 $226,050


Of the selected projects, five are VR applications and one is a social media app intended for children; one of the Canadian producers is from British Columbia, three are from Ontario and two from Québec.

The program is designed to encourage creative producers from each country to collaborate on the development of digital projects by facilitating the creation of innovative content. By funding projects that use new technologies to tell culturally relevant stories, both countries demonstrate their continued support for original storytelling in the digital age.

Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations. Projects were required to be a collaboration involving at least one eligible Canadian producer and at least one eligible producer based in the city of Jerusalem. 

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 Jerusalem film fund of the Jerusalem Development Authority
Since 2008, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund has invested in the production of over 70 International and Israeli feature films, TV series, animation, and post-production projects, filmed and  produced in Jerusalem, amongst them Natalie Portman's film, Mattel's "Dreamtopia" and Disney's "Star Darlings". The productions in Jerusalem have gained wide international recognition, receiving awards from leading film festivals, such as: Berlin, Cannes, Tokyo, Toronto, and even Oscar Nominations. For more information about support for international live action and animation productions: www.jerusalemfilmfund.com

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For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
416-554-2768
aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca

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