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Canada-Wallonia Digital Media Coproduction receives CAD$400,000

October 29, 2015

Toronto (Canada), October 30, 2015 – Today, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Wallimage announced a contribution of CAD$400,000 to Riftworld: Heroes, a coproduction project funded as a result of the Canada – Wallonia Incentive for Digital Media Multiplatform Projects program. This announcement was made in the presence of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Vice-President of Wallonia - Belgium, Minister of Economy, Industry, Innovation and Digital during an economic mission in Toronto.

Both organizations will provide CAD$200,000 for a combined total of CAD$400,000. The Riftworld Productions Inc. based in Canada will work with Reed SPRL located in Belgium to create the innovative multiplatform project.

Riftworld: Heroes is a fantasy-themed dueling game for mobile platforms (iOS et Android) that invites players to role play as a wizard in the Riftworld universe, engage and compete with other players, and experience an interactive and immersive story. It is an asynchronous mage dueling game, which encourages the user to learn the language of magic through the stories of the comic book, the website, and web series.

Since the inception of this incentive with Wallimage in 2014, four projects received a combined total of CAD$1M. For more information on projects financed by the CMF, please access the Funded Projects Database.

The CMF and Wallimage would also like to inform all applicants that the remaining $200,000 in the Canada-Wallonia Incentive for Digital Media Multiplatform projects program  is available for eligible codevelopment projects. Applicants can submit applications until January 12, 2016. Click here to access the incentive’s guidelines. 

For more information about the program, please contact Caroline Chopra at caroline.chopra@telefilm.ca.

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Producers interested in finding an international coproducer as part of this funding incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries. 

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.

About Wallimage
Wallimage is the public financing vehicle for the audiovisual sector in Wallonia. Mainly known for its support to local talents over the past 10 years and its ability to attract major international productions to the Walloon area, the fund is also active in financing audiovisual service companies based in Southern Belgium. Wallimage was one of the first partners in Creative Wallonia, an inspiring program that has allowed it to invest in new formats in the Creative Digital industry. For more information please visit www.wallimage.be/crossmedia.

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Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Fonds des médias du Canada
Canada Media Fund
416-554-2768
pcampeau@cmf-fmc.ca

Philippe Reynaert
Director
Wallimage
+32 65 40 40 33
phr@wallimage.be

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