25 projects receive over $3.9M through two CMF interactive digital media partnerships

Toronto, August 31, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund today announced that 25 interactive digital media projects received a total of $3,915,000 in funding through partnerships with the Shaw Rocket Fund and Ontario Creates. These projects were funded in the CMF’s 2022-2023 fiscal year.  

CMF-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program 

Now in its fifth year, the CMF-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program funds the production of Canadian digital animated series for children and youth audiences while encouraging the use of new technology.  

Nine projects collectively received $3,615,775 in production funding through the CMF-SRF program. The CMF contributed two-thirds of the funding, and the SRF provided the remaining third to support the creation of short-form animated content on platforms where kids consume their content. Funded projects for this edition of the program are led by production companies based in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec. 

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Ontario Creates-CMF Pilot IDM Futures Forward 

A new partnership to fund early-stage, interactive digital media development projects from emerging and equity-deserving Ontario companies, the Ontario Creates-CMF Pilot IDM Futures Forward Program provided a little over $300,000 in development funding to 16 digital media projects, with each funder providing half of the sum.  

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About the CMF 
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. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite, and IPTV distributors. Visit our website for more information

About the Shaw Rocket Fund 
The Shaw Rocket Fund is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust, world-leading content on all platforms. The Shaw Rocket Fund invests in and supports Canadian-made media that reflects Canadian values and diversity, and most of all respects and speaks to children, while positively showcasing Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and governments, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority. The Shaw Rocket Fund is supported by Shaw Communications Inc. To learn more, visit rocketfund.ca 

About Ontario Creates 
Ontario Creates is an agency of the Government of Ontario that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. For more information, please visit ontariocreates.ca 

Media contact 

Maxime Ruel 
Senior Manager, Communications 
[email protected]