Toronto, July 17, 2019 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 44 projects would receive a total of over $12M in funding through three of its programs. A total of $4.3M will be invested in 16 innovative digital media projects through the first round of funding of its Experimental Stream’s Prototyping Program and an additional $1.6M are being invested in six projects through the Innovation Program: Limited Marketing and Promotion. A further $6.1M will fund 16 projects through the Francophone Minority Program.
Experimental Stream Prototyping Program
An investment of $4.3M will enable the development of 16 game prototypes, in addition to three rich interactive media, one social media and two software applications.
The Experimental Stream’s Prototyping Program allocates funding to projects at the early stages of building a product to demonstrate its intended functionalities and design. Specifically, this phase is for experimenting, testing and validating different concepts and hypotheses to arrive at a first functional prototype.
Since 2010, CMF has invested $72.0M in 334 prototypes.
For information on the latest projects that received prototyping support, please click here.
Innovation Program: Limited Marketing and Promotion
The CMF will invest a further $1.6M in limited marketing and promotion support to six interactive digital media projects including three games, two rich interactive media and one software application. Click here to access a list of projects that received marketing support.
Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.
The CMF has since 2010 invested $30.7M to support the limited marketing and promotion of 136 projects.
Francophone Minority Program
A total of 16 convergent projects will receive $6.1M in funding as part of the first round of production financing under the Francophone Minority Program. This program supports projects which reflect the realities of living in French-language communities outside Québec. The CMF has provided $97.8M to 240 projects through this program since 2010.
Canadian audiences will have a chance to enjoy these new productions created for television and digital media from various regions of the country: one from Alberta, one from British Columbia, four from Manitoba, three from New Brunswick, four from Nova Scotia and three from Ontario. There will be five Children’s & Youth projects, seven Documentaries, two Variety & Performing Arts productions and two Drama projects.
Click here to view a list of CMF-funded projects and additional information, including production synopses, producer credits, and funding commitments.
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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