Toronto, July 30, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a total contribution of over $7.6M to 14 convergent projects that applied for production funding through its Aboriginal Program.
Applications for funding were evaluated by a jury composed of individuals from Indigenous communities. Jury members were Tina Keeper (Norway House Cree Nation), Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishnaabe), Melissa Mollen Dupuis (Innu Nation) and Sylvain Rivard (Abenaki Nation). Together they bring a complementary skill sets including Indigenous-led audiovisual production, contemporary visual arts and storytelling and knowledge of several Indigenous languages. To learn more about the four jurors involved in the Aboriginal Program application evaluation process, please click here.
Canadian and international audiences will enjoy 10 documentaries, three children’s and youth programs and one drama series. Three of the projects are from Alberta, one from British Columbia, one from Manitoba, four from Nunavut, two from Ontario, and three from Québec.
Including this round of funding, since 2010, the CMF has invested more than $60.2M in 140 Canadian Aboriginal productions through the Aboriginal Program. Aboriginal producers also access funding across several other CMF programs, including the Northern Incentive and the Performance Envelope Program.
To view a complete list of new projects that received funding from the Aboriginal Program, please click here.
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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