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Canada-Northern Ireland projects receive over $198,000 in funding

December 06, 2018

Toronto/Belfast, December 6, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen announced today an investment of over CAD$198,000 to support the codevelopment of audiovisual content under the Canada-Northern Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audiovisual Projects. This is the first round of funding since the incentive was launched in June.

Four Canadian production companies will work with four Northern Ireland companies in the development of the following projects.

Title Canadian Applicant NI Applicant CMF $ NI $ (approx.)
Tyrone Guthrie: The Stratford Experiment Ballinran Productions Limited Finepoint Films $30,000 $18,720
New Pixies Arcana Studio Inc. Flickerpix Ltd. $29,200 $22,109
Our Father Première Bobine Inc. ShinAwil $12,580 $39,043
Godley Mattfilms Ltd. Village Films $22,490 $24,680


Tyrone Guthrie: The Stratford Experiment is a feature documentary on the British theatre director with Irish roots who launched the Stratford Festival of Canada, and effectively created the concept of North American regional theatre. New Pixies is a children’s animated series based on the animated feature Pixies. Our Father is a darkly comedic thriller following the escapades of a con-man disguised as a priest. Godley is a detective drama serial set in Belfast with a strong female lead. 

To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible broadcasters in Canada and Northern Ireland, involving at least one Canadian producer and one Northern Ireland producer. The incentive funds television projects in the drama, documentary or children’s and youth genres, or digital media content made for other platforms. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

About Northern Ireland Screen
Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and games industries, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education. www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk

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For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media fund
aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca
416.214.4402

Mary McVey
Marketing & Communications Manager
Northern Ireland Screen
mary@northernirelandscreen.co.uk 
+44 28 90 23 2444

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