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CMF announces over $1M investments in codevelopment and coproduction with Denmark and New Zealand

March 18, 2019

Toronto, March 18, 2019 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced the results of its partnerships with two international funding organisations. Through individual collaborations with the Danish Film Institute (DFI) and New Zealand’s NZ On Air, six projects will receive investments totalling over CAD$1M.

The CMF and DFI are partnering for a second year in a row, with the DFI approximately matching the CMF’s investments for a total of over CAD$278K to fund the codevelopment of four digital media projects.

Title Canadian Applicant Danish Applicant Project Type CMF $ Danish Film Institute CAD $ (approx.)
Mouse & Crane's Harbour Adventures - Switch Game & Labo Tobo Inc. Those Eyes Game $35,000 $35,000
Project Iceworm Helios Graphic Design Inc. Copenhagen Film Company (CFC) Short & Doc Rich interactive media (Inclusive) $36,800 $33,200
SnowFall Clever-Plays Studio Inc. PortaPlay ApS Game $35,000 $35,000
Under the Sea Game Pill Inc. PortaPlay ApS Game $34,537 $35,000


Now in the fifth year of their partnership, CMF and NZ On Air will this year fund the production of two kids’ digital media projects by investing a total of over CAD$740K, with both organisations contributing approximately half the funds.

Title Canadian Applicant New Zealand Applicant Project Type CMF $ NZ On Air CAD $ (approx.)
Bug Hunter Firestarter Productions Inc. The Gibson Group Ltd. Rich interactive media (Inclusive) $199,950 $200,000
Kids Cookout Riverbank Pictures Cab Productions Ltd. Web Series $180,000 $160,549


Projects were evaluated and chosen by selection committees composed of representatives from each funding organisation.

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 Danish Film Institute
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is Denmark's national agency for film and cinema culture, operating under the Ministry of Culture. The DFI provides funding for the development, production and distribution of films, series, video games and other audiovisual content. An important task of the DFI is to encourage diversity and risk-willingness in the industry, doing so by offering many gateways to funding, highlighting talent development, keeping a sharp eye on new digital platforms and nurturing international partnerships. Located in central Copenhagen, the DFI also offers a meeting place for scholars and film lovers with screenings at the Cinematheque as well as a library and a stills archive. Please visit http://dfi.dk/en.

About NZ On Air
NZ On Air is a government broadcast funding agency investing in diverse local television, radio, music and digital media for New Zealand audiences. The content NZ On Air funds reflects and develops NZ’s identity and culture and increases diversity on screens, the airwaves and in the digital world. For more visit nzonair.govt.nz.

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For more information, please contact:

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

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