25 Canadian companies receive more than $12 M for their interactive digital media projects

(Toronto, July 14, 2014) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 25 interactive digital media projects received a total of $12.6M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the Experimental Stream.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.

Consumers will be able to enjoy a variety of interactive digital media content including 16 games, 4 interactive projects, 2 social media platforms, 2 software applications, and 1 ebook.

Including this round of funding, the CMF has already provided more than $91M in production funding to 161 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 June, the CMF announced that for projects receiving production support, the innovation and production team criteria were assessed by the following jury of Canadian and international industry specialists: Bruno Guglielminetti (Montréal); Annika Gustafson (Helsingborg, Sweden); Richard Lachman (Toronto); Annelise Larson (Saskatoon); Sébastien Provencher (Montréal); and Michel Reilhac (Paris, France). Click here to access biographies of all jurors since 2010.

In the next few weeks, the CMF will announce projects receiving funds for development support and marketing support from the Experimental Stream.

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]