25 Canadian companies receive more than $14 million for their interactive digital media projects

(Toronto, July 9, 2012) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 25 interactive digital media projects received a total of $14 million in funds as part of the Experimental Stream’s production support.  The Experimental Stream encourages the development of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.

As the CMF enters into its third year, it has already provided more than $58 million in funding to 112 projects who received production support.  Production support provides funding for the creation of a final, market-ready version of an eligible project, including localization (i.e. versioning) of the project and preliminary marketing and commercialization activities.

For a description of new projects that received production support, please click here.

For projects at the production stage, the innovation and production team criteria  were assessed by a jury of Canadian and international industry specialists: Nuno Bernardo (Porto, Portugal); Lynda Brown (Vancouver); Frédéric Cavazza (Paris, France); Carl-Frederic De Celles (Québec City); Jean-Pierre Faucher (Montréal); Louisa Heinrich (Berlin, Germany); Martin Lessard (Montreal); and Sam Punnett (Toronto). For a complete list of jury members and their biographical notes, please click here.

Later this month, the CMF will announce projects receiving funds for marketing support and development support from the Experimental Stream.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative, Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. The CMF was created by Canada’s cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada. Visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

The CMF publishes Canadaonscreen.ca, a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canada’s creative talents and screen-based productions 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]