Miami, February 13, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the ninth annual Kidscreen Awards, which took place today in Miami. Held in conjunction with the Kidscreen Summit, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment content markets, the awards celebrate the year’s best in kids’ programming, broadcasting and digital media, both live action and animation.
A total of 10 Canadian productions received 12 nominations, including CMF-funded projects Dino Dana (Sinking Ship Entertainment), Bookaboo (Happy Films / Sinking Ship Entertainment), and The Next Step (Radical Sheep Productions).
Canadian Kidscreen Award winners included Dino Dana (Sinking Ship Entertainment), Degrassi: Next Class (DHX Media), Kiss and Cry (9 Story Media Group), CBC Kids and Sago Mini World (Sago Sago).
For full details on nominations and wins, please visit the Kidscreen Awards website.
A series of initiatives designed to feature Canada at the Kidscreen Summit has been developed as a collaborative strategy between the Canada Media Fund (CMF); the Youth Media Alliance, Telefilm Canada, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Canadian Media Producers Association – BC Producers’ Branch, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Creative BC, and the Government of Canada represented by the Consulate General of Canada in Miami.
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.