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Million dollar fund renewed for Canada/New Zealand interactive digital media incentive

September 21, 2015

Toronto (Canada)/Wellington (New Zealand), September 21, 2015 – Today, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and NZ On Air (New Zealand) announced the renewal of their joint incentive for digital media coproduction. 
The total amount of funding available is $1M (CAD), with $500,000 contributed by each the CMF and NZ On Air to fund up to 3 eligible projects. The total maximum contribution for each funded project shall be CDN $400,000. The contribution from each funding organization to each project will be determined on a case by case basis.

"The CMF is committed to building on the success of the Canada/New Zealand partnership that was established last year.” said CMF President and CEO Valerie Creighton. “We are delighted to respond to the overwhelming interest from producers from both countries by renewing our agreement again this year. I would like to thank NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson and her team for working with the CMF and providing this opportunity for our production communities to do business together.”

"This has been an exciting and innovative fund to manage with CMF. The response to the initiative from New Zealand content producers was overwhelmingly positive. We looked forward to more great collaborations in the coming year, " said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.

The initiative is now open to receive applications. The deadline for submission of ideas is November 17, 2015. A selection committee of CMF and NZ On Air representatives will assess and shortlist projects to go through to the next stage. Shortlisted applicants will have until mid-February to provide full proposals, up to three of which will receive funding.

To obtain the initiative guidelines, please click here.

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, 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 by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. To learn more, please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

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 www.nzonair.govt.nz

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For more information, please contact:

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

Allanah Kalafatelis
Communications Manager
NZ On Air
011 64 4 21 585 538
allanah@nzonair.govt.nz

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