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$6.3M awarded to Canadian innovative digital media projects

February 02, 2016

(Toronto, February 2, 2016) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 31 innovative digital media projects received a total of $6.3M in funding as part of the second round of development and marketing support from the 2015-2016 Experimental Stream. The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.

The CMF has contributed more than $65.0M in development and marketing support to 294 interactive digital media projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010. 

Development support
A total of 22 Canadian companies received support totaling over $4.6M to develop 15 games, five applications, one virtual reality project and one streaming software. Click here to access a list of new projects that received development support.

Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project and/or for the development of the creative and technical elements and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.

Marketing support
The CMF has contributed $1.7M in marketing support to nine interactive digital media projects including seven games, one eBook and one website. Click here to access a list of projects and their description that received marketing support.
 
Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.

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 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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