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Canada-Ireland projects receive over $136K in funding

November 06, 2019

Toronto/Dublin, November 6, 2019 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today an investment of over CAD$136,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.

Three Canadian production companies will work with three Irish companies in the development of the following projects.

Project Canadian Company Irish Company CMF ($CAD) BAI (approx. $CAD)
#IBelieveHer Plausible Communications Corp. Pembridge Film Prod. Ltd. $14,700 $29,000
Craic House Cedar Island Films Inc. O'Sullivan Prod. Ltd. $25,804 $20,500
Where the wild geese go Stitch Media Ontario Inc. El Zorrero Films $25,000 $21,700


Inspired by true events, #IBelieveHer reconstructs the testimonies of the so-called ‘Irish Rugby Rape Trial’ within the context of the media circus that divided a nation. Craic House is a 6-part half-hour comedy series about the trials and errors of life in one’s twenties–a time of experimentation, heartbreak, disaster, and delight. With a special focus on engaging kids, Where the wild geese go invites Irish and Canadian school children along for the ride as they explore the natural world via a truly unique multiplatform project.

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.

Including this round of funding, since 2016-2017, CMF and BAI have invested over CAD$589,000 in the codevelopment of 14 audiovisual projects.

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
[email protected]
416.214.4402

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