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Canada-Colombia digital media projects receive over $235,000 in development funding

July 13, 2018

Toronto/Bogotá, July 13, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Government of Colombia through the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC) and Proimágenes Colombia (Proimágenes), with the support of the Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogotá Chamber of Commerce), announced today results of their codevelopment financing incentive of over CAD$235,000 for four interactive digital media projects through the Canada-Colombia Codevelopment Incentive for Web Series and Other Digital Media Projects, which is now in its second year. The announcement was made at an event during the Bogotá Audiovisual Market.

The following projects will receive funding as part of this incentive.

TITLE CANADIAN APPLICANT COLOMBIAN APPLICANT TYPE OF CONTENT CMF (CAD$) PROIMÁGENES (APPROX. CAD$) TOTAL (APPROX. CAD$)
ARTIFIC.IO Cuiba Films Gusano Films Web Series 20,000 38,532 58,532
Espectros Lorenzo Orzari Productions V-Cinema Films SAS Software 13,000 45,757 58,757
The Kitchen Ziah Frost Media Inc. Fosfenos Media LTDA Web Series 36,425 22,686 59,111
Arctic Horror Stories Taqqut Productions Inc. Conexion Creativa SAS Web Series 48,000 11,560 59,560
Total       117,425 118,535 235,960


The program is designed to encourage creative producers from each country to collaborate on the development of digital projects by facilitating the creation of innovative pieces. By funding projects that use new technologies to tell culturally relevant stories, both countries demonstrate their continued support for original storytelling in the digital age.

Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations. Projects were required to be a collaboration involving at least one eligible Canadian producer and at least one eligible Colombian producer.

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.

About Proimágenes
PROIMAGENES COLOMBIA is a non-profit organization, composed of public and private entities, that seeks to consolidate and strengthen the Colombian film industry by becoming a key arena for reaching agreements on public policy and film industry policies, and for establishing rules that will bolster and promote the Colombian film industry.

About the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce
The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit private entity that seeks to build a long term sustainable Bogotá-region, promoting the increase of prosperity of its inhabitants, starting from services that support the entrepreneurial capacities and improve the environment for businesses that influence public policy. We are allies in making your entrepreneurial dreams come true.

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For more information, please contact:

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

Mia Rodríguez Sarmiento
Executive Consultant
Proimágenes
+57 316 688 40 73
miarodriguez@proimagenescolombia.com

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