12 projects receive support from the Canada Media Fund’s Aboriginal Program

Toronto, July 4, 2013 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of $4.4M to 12 projects that applied to the Aboriginal Program’s first round of funding.

The funds were distributed amongst 12 projects—three Children’s & Youth productions and nine documentaries, all of which have a digital media component. Amongst the 12 projects, two are from Alberta; one from British Columbia; one from Manitoba; one from the Northwest Territories; two from Nunavut; four from Quebec; and, one interprovincial co-production between Quebec and New Brunswick.  Of the 12 projects, 10 were triggered by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), one by the Nunavut Independent Television Network, and one by Super Channel, a new broadcaster within this program designed to support Aboriginal-language production in Canada.

Since 2010, the CMF has provided more than $22M to 64 Aboriginal projects. To view a complete list of new projects that received funding from the Aboriginal Program, please click here.

The deadline for the Aboriginal Program’s second round of production funding is September 24, 2013.

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. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

The CMF’s Canadaonscreen.ca is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television productions to games, Web content and software and applications.


For more information, please contact:

Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]