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The CMF announces the results of its first round of evaluation for its Aboriginal Program and its Francophone Minority Programs

June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 (Toronto) – The Canada Media Fund released the results of its 2011-2012 first round of evaluation for its Aboriginal Program and its Francophone Minority Program: 20 projects are supported for a total contribution of $9 million.

Aboriginal Program: funding focuses on documentaries and children’s and youth programs

In the Aboriginal Program, the CMF will fund 9 convergent projects comprised of 8 television components and 9 rich and substantial digital media components out of the 19 projects submitted in this first round of evaluation. Seven of the 9 convergent projects selected are documentary programs and 2 are children’s and youth programs.

The CMF total contribution to the projects is $3.4 million. The funding breakdown is as follows: $2.7 million for the television projects (79% of the total funding) and $719,000 for the digital media components (21% of the total funding).

The broadcast partners on these projects are APTN and Nunavut Independent Television Network. The 9 convergent projects selected originate from the following provinces and territories: 3 from British Columbia, 1 from New Brunswick, 2 from Nunavut, 1 from Quebec, 1 from Ontario and 1 from Saskatchewan.

Francophone Minority Program: CMF supports projects in the four genres

In the Francophone Minority Program, the CMF will support 11 convergent projects in the first round of decisions (including 6 rich and substantial digital media components) out of 15 projects submitted. Two of the convergent projects selected are children’s and youth programs , 5 are documentary programs, 2 are dramas, and 2 are variety and performing arts.

The CMF total contribution to the projects is $5.6 million. The funding breakdown is as follows: $5.4 million for the television projects (96% of the total funding) and $211 thousand for the digital media projects (4% of the total funding).

The broadcast partners of these projects are TFO, SRC and ARTV. The convergent projects originate from the following provinces: 1 from British Columbia, 2 from Manitoba, 3 from New-Brunswick, 4 from Ontario and 1 is a New Brunswick-Quebec coproduction.

The next application deadlines are:

Aboriginal Program: September 19, 2011
Francophone Minority Program: September 12, 2011

The funding decisions for both programs are outlined on the CMF website.

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For information:

Steve Flanagan
Director of Communications
514.916.2512
sflanagan@cmf-fmc.ca

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