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Canada-Ireland projects receive over $225,000 in funding

March 16, 2018

Toronto/ Dublin, March 16, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today an investment of over CAD$225,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.

Five Canadian production companies will work with five Irish companies in the development of the following projects.

Project Title Companies CMF Funds (CAD) BAI FUNDS (APPROX. CAD) TOTAL (APPROX. CAD)
Atlantic First Flight Wreckhouse Productions Inc.
&
M3Tv Productions Ltd.
$25,000 $23,758 $48,758
Grosse Isle Sienna Films Inc.
&
Tilted Pictures Ltd.
$25,000 $23,699 $48,699
Here (For Now) Picosphere Inc.
&
Tile Media Ltd.
$18,031 $20,403 $38,434
Tara and the Humanimals CCI Productions Inc.
&
Shinawil Ltd.
$11,798 $30,605 $42,403
White Privilege Rezolution Pictures International Inc.
&
Underground Films
$28,000 $20,403 $48,403


Of the selected projects, two are documentaries, one is intended for children and youth and two are drama series.

To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible Canadian and Irish broadcasters, involving at least one Canadian producer and one Irish producer. The incentive funds television projects and digital media extensions of such television projects, which fulfill both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

About the BAI
The BAI is the regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. It also has a key role in developing and supporting the broadcasting sector in Ireland. There is currently a range of funding supports and initiatives in place, through which the BAI fulfils this role. Sound & Vision Ancillary Measures, such as the fund outlined above, are provided for under Section 5.6 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. These measures are designed and implemented in order to support the achievement of the objectives of the Scheme.

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For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media fund
aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca
416.214.4402

David O’Donnell 
BAI - DHR Communications
david@DHR.ie 
086 1081139

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