24 Canadian companies receive more than $11M for their interactive digital media projects
(Toronto, December 8, 2014) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 24 interactive digital media projects received a total of $11.8M in funding as part of the second round of production support from the Experimental Stream for 2014-2015. The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.
The 24 companies are located in various regions of the country, one in Alberta, two in British Columbia, one in New Brunswick, one in Newfoundland and Labrador, one in Nova Scotia, eight in Ontario, and ten in Québec.
Consumers will be able to enjoy a variety of interactive digital media content including 16 games, 5 interactive content, 1 social media platform and 2 software applications on a variety of devices such as Windows PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Vita, Xbox One, and Oculus Rift.
Including this round of funding, the CMF has already provided more than $116M in production funding to 177 projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.
Production support provides funding for the creation of a final, market-ready version of an eligible project and preliminary marketing and commercialization activities.
For a description of new projects that received production support, please click here.
In November, the CMF announced that for projects receiving Experimental Stream production support, the innovation and production team criteria were assessed by a jury of Canadian and international industry specialists. Click here to access the list of jury members.
In January, the CMF will announce projects receiving funds for development and marketing support from the Experimental Stream.
For more information, please contact:
Canada Media Fund