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$9.5M awarded to 12 interactive digital media projects

July 20, 2018

Toronto, July 20 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 12 digital media projects received a total of $9.5M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the 2018-2019 Experimental Stream – Innovation Program. The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of interactive digital media content and software applications.

Audiences will have access to a variety of new digital content including eight games, two software applications, and two rich interactive media application.

Including this round of funding, the CMF has already provided more than $201.6M in production funding to 342 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 submitted for production support. This round’s jury consisted of Toby Coffey (London, U.K.); Nicholas Fortugno (New York City); Cortney Harding (New York City); Valérie Hénaire (Québec City); Benjamin Hoguet (Bordeaux, France); Suzanne Lortie (Montréal); and Catherine Mathys (Montréal). Click here to read more about each juror involved in the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program production application evaluation.

In the next few weeks, 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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