31 projects receive support from the Canada Media Fund’s Aboriginal and English Point of View Programs
(Toronto, July 12, 2012) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $8 million to 31 projects that applied in the Convergent Stream’s Aboriginal Program and English Point of View (POV) Program.
More than $4.7 million was distributed amongst 15 production companies of which five are from British Columbia, two are from Nunavut, four are from Ontario, and four are from Quebec. Of these, four projects are Children’s & Youth productions and 11 are documentaries. For this round of funding, $4.1 million supported television production whereas $0.7 million supported digital media production.
Since 2010, the CMF has provided more than $16 million to 49 Aboriginal production projects. To view a complete list of new projects that received funding from the Aboriginal Program, please click here.
English Point of View Program (POV)
The CMF allotted more than $3.5 million to 16 projects that applied for POV funding. Of these, one is from Alberta, one is from British Columbia, one is from Manitoba, eight are from Ontario, and five are from Quebec.
Since 2010, the CMF has provided more than $8.6 million to 47 projects that applied for POV funding. To view a complete list of new projects that received POV funding, please click here.
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.