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The CMF announces funding for 8 new TV and DM Projects

November 09, 2010

November 9, 2010 (Toronto) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced that it has approved a total of $1 million in funding for eight Television and Digital Media project applications in the Diverse Languages Program. The projects are to be produced in Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, and Tamil languages, and will receive $898,000 for the television components and $102,000 for the Digital Media components. Of the total, seven are television components and four are digital media components. The successful projects include one children and youth show, five documentaries and two dramas. Of the projects approved for CMF funding, five originate in Toronto, two in Montreal, and one in Vancouver.

Funding Decisions (As of November 5, 2010)

Convergent Project Title
Applicant
Language
TV Component Genre
DM Component Type
Broadcaster
Region

9 jours de Sousa Mendes (Les) 
Productions Telimagin inc.
Portuguese
Documentary
Website
Festival Portuguese Television
MTL

If Mountains Could Speak (TV)
Maoran Studios Inc.
Mandarin
Children’s & Youth
Website
New Tang Dynasty TV
TO

Journey to Happiness (1-6)
Qiming Production Development Inc.
Mandarin
Drama Basic website*
New Tang Dynasty TV
TO

Leisure Café I (1-13)
New Realm Studios Inc.
Mandarin
Drama Website
New Tang Dynasty TV
TO

Miss inc. - L'odyssée de la beauté
Productions Pimiento inc.
Spanish
Documentary Website
NuevoMundo TV
MTL

My Country
Third Element Productions
Tamil
Documentary
Video on demand*
OMNI
TO

Nostra Storia in Canada (La) I (1-6)
Telelatino Network Inc.
Italian Documentary
Video on demand*
Telelatino
TO

Reflections - South Asian Success Stories I (1-8) 
MMM Film Finance International Ltd.
Punjabi
Documentary
Video on demand*
OMNI
BC

*Denotes digital media components that satisfy eligibility requirements but are not funded by the CMF. For more information, see section 2.3.DM of the guidelines.

These decisions and funding commitments are preliminary, as all requests must undergo a contracting process. Funding is not final until contracts are signed. An updated list will be published once contracting is complete.

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