19 projects receive CMF funding supporting diversity of voices

(Toronto, June 6, 2013)  The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $7.8M to 19 eligible projects that applied either to the Francophone Minority Program or the Anglophone Minority Incentive. As the CMF enters its fourth year, it continues to support diversity of voices from a regional, language and point of view perspective by offering financial support to official-language minorities across the country. 

Francophone Minority Program
A total of 13 projects that applied to the Francophone Minority Program received more than $4.8M in the first round of funding.  Since its inception in 2010, the CMF has supported a total of 102 francophone minority projects by providing more than $34.5M. The Francophone Minority Program is designed to encourage the creation of projects that reflect the realities experienced by French-language communities living outside the province of Quebec.

Of the 13 supported convergent projects, four of which have a digital media component, two are from Manitoba, six are from New Brunswick, and five are from Ontario. Three projects are Children’s & Youth, seven projects are Documentaries, and three are of the Variety and Performing Arts genre.
A second round of evaluation will take place in the fall for the Francophone Minority Program with a September 24th deadline.

To access the list of supported projects, click here.

Anglophone Minority Incentive
A total of 6 projects received $3M as part of the Anglophone Minority Incentive—a new incentive for 2013-2014 designed to encourage English language content creation by production companies in Québec. Of the 6 supported projects, two are Children’s & Youth, three are Documentaries, and 1 is a Drama.

The CMF announced last week that the envelope for this incentive is now depleted and that the program is closed for 2013-2014 due to a high demand.

To access the list of supported projects, click here.

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.


Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]
(416) 554-2768