10 Canadian productions recognized at Kidscreen Awards

(Miami, February 10, 2016) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the seventh annual Kidscreen Awards, held on February 9 in Miami. Held in conjunction with the Kidscreen Summit, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment content markets, the awards celebrated the year’s best in kids programming, broadcasting and digital media, both live action and animation.

10 Canadian productions received a total of 11 nominations, including CMF-funded projects Hi Opie! (Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series–Preschool), Weirdwood Manor (Best Game App–Tablet and Best Learning App–Tablet), and Pirate’s Passage (Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie).

Kidscreen Award winners included Pirate’s Passage (Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie); Groupe Média TFO’s Louis-Philippe Deslauriers, Alexandra Janvier and Josée Leblanc (Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team); Sunny’s Hootenanny (Best Learning App–Smartphone); and Weirdwood Manor (Best Game App–Tablet).

Other Canadian nominated productions were Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series–Preshool) Hank Zipzer (Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series–Kids); The Next Step: Make a Scene (Best Website); Odd Squad (Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series–Kids); and Peg + Cat (Best Animated Series).

For full details on nominations and wins, please visit the Kidscreen Awards website.

A series of initiatives designed to feature Canada at the Kidscreen Summit has been developed as a collaborative strategy between the Canada Media Fund (CMF); Youth Media Alliance; la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC); Creative BC; Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC); Bell Fund; Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) – BC Producers’ Branch; Consulate General of Canada in Miami; and Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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.