Mexico City, June 5, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) announced today a new agreement to establish a Production Incentive for fiction, documentary or animation series produced in collaboration between Mexican and Canadian producers. The announcement was made today during the opening ceremony of the Mercado Industria Cine y Audiovisual (MICA), taking place in Mexico City from June 5 to the 9.
The incentive’s objective is to continue strengthening the bonds between Mexico and Canada and to stimulate the creation of quality audiovisual content relevant to audiences in both countries and around the world.
Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF, was present during the opening ceremony and expressed Canada’s interest in fostering constructive ties with the Mexican screen-based sector.
Likewise, the Mexican Film Institute pointed out the importance to continue its collaboration with the Canada Media Fund, an important ally for Mexican professionals venturing into new narratives and audiovisual projects.
The total amount of available funds will be CAD$1M, with a contribution of CAD $500,000 from CMF and IMCINE respectively, to be distributed among the selected projects. The results will be announced by March 2019.
To access the Production Incentive, the projects must involve Mexican and Canadian producers, and meet the requirements from both institutions. The details of the program, key dates and specified requirements will be announced in the coming weeks.
Canada is the country of honour at MICA 2018, with the presence of an important delegation of representatives from the Canadian government through the Department of Canadian Heritage and Global Affairs Canada, as well as producers and representatives from funding agencies in the Canadian screen-based industries. Members of the delegation will attend various industry events and high-level talks with existing and potential partners in Mexico.
Finding an international partner
Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.
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 the Mexican Film Institute
The main mission of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) is to promote the development of national film activity through the support of production, encouragement to creators, industrial development and the promotion, distribution, and exhibition of Mexican cinema throughout Mexico and the world.
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