Toronto, November 18, 2015—Eight distinguished digital media experts met in Toronto Tuesday and Wednesday to evaluate innovative digital media projects that were submitted for the second round in 2015-2016 for production support as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream.
The jury is composed of Canadian and international industry specialists including: Wendy Bernfeld (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Michelle Blanc (Montréal); Pierre Cattan (Paris, France); Stéphane D’Astous (Montréal); Rebecca Denton, (London, United Kingdom); Michael Gubbins (Oxford, United Kingdom); Annelise Larson (Saskatoon); and, Laurent Lasalle (Montréal).
Click here to read more about each juror involved in the Experimental Stream’s production application evaluation. Jury members have complementary skill sets including entrepreneurship, independent production (digital media, film, and television), and marketing.
The jury provides an external perspective on innovation and assesses the experience of the production and creative teams with regards to their capacity to deliver the projects submitted for CMF funding. The CMF will supplement the jury’s evaluation with the results of the other two evaluation criteria: Business Plan and Distribution Strategy.
The Experimental Stream supports Canadian interactive digital media content and application software that is innovative and leading edge including console and casual games, interactive web series and apps, as well as enabling technologies.
In early December, the CMF will announce the projects that will receive production support through the Experimental Stream.
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 www.cmf-fmc.ca.
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