30 Canadian companies receive more than $6.7M for their innovative projects

(Toronto, July 31, 2014) The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.7M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the first round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In July 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $12.6M to 25 projects that received production support.

Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $44.5M in development and marketing support to 204 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream.

Development support
A total of 18 Canadian companies received support totaling $4.3M to develop 6 applications, 1 interactive platform, and 11 games. The 18 companies are located in various regions of the country, two in British Columbia, one in Nova Scotia, three in Ontario, and 12 in Québec. Click here to access a list of new projects that received development support.

Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project and/or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.

Marketing support
The CMF has contributed $2.4M in marketing support to 12 interactive digital media projects including six games, one social media application, and five software applications. Projects are from four regions in Canada, three from British Columbia, one from Manitoba, two from Ontario, and six from Québec. Click here to access a list of projects and their description that received marketing support.
Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.

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.

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For more information, please contact:

Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]