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$10.3M awarded to interactive, digital media projects

July 11, 2016

Toronto, July 11 2016 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 14 innovative, interactive, digital media projects received a total of $10.3M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the 2016-2017 Experimental Stream – Innovation Program. The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of interactive digital media content and software applications.

Consumers will have access to a variety of new interactive digital content including nine games, three software applications, and two platforms using virtual reality.

Including this round of funding, the CMF has already provided more than $154.3M in production funding to 268 innovative 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 information on the latest 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 Stephane D'Astous; Richard Lachman; Laurent Lasalle; Jason Lewis; Isabelle Marazzani; Liz Rosenthal; Patrice Slupowski; and Paula Zuccotti. Click here to access biographies of all jurors since 2010.

At the end of July, the CMF will announce projects receiving funds for development support and marketing support from the Experimental Stream – Innovation Program.

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.

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For more information, please contact:

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

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