510 productions supported by the Canada Media Fund in 2013-2014
CMF publishes its online 2013-2014 Annual Report
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) published today its online Annual Report for the 2013-2014 fiscal year which outlines its role in shaping Canada’s creative economy and digital landscape.
"The Canadian audiovisual industry is part of a rapidly changing global digital economy. Audiences are consuming content in more ways than ever before," says Alain Cousineau, Chair, CMF. “The CMF has led several initiatives to monitor the state of the industry and to track upcoming trends in order to best fulfill its mandate.”
“For our fourth year, we continued to provide the financing and support required to help create compelling, successful content for Canadian and world audiences,” adds Valerie Creighton, CMF President and CEO. “We believe that Canadians should be proud of the ecosystem that exists in our country which stems from diverse sources of support and funding from the private sector in partnership with the provincial, territorial and municipal governments and the Government of Canada.”
As detailed in the Annual Report, the CMF provided $360.7M in funding to Canadian television and digital media projects in 2013-2014. A total of 475 television and related digital media productions were supported through its Convergent Stream and 83 innovative and interactive digital media projects through its Experimental Stream.
In addition to its financial support, the CMF also continued to provide valuable industry intelligence to its stakeholders. In 2013-2014, the CMF published 16 research projects and white papers in addition to 43 posts on the Trendscape blog, now rebranded CMF Trends.
The Annual Report also provides information on a number of CMF initiatives designed to promote the success of Canadian content, including national red carpet events in Alberta and Newfoundland and partnerships with events in Australia, Brazil, France, South Korea and the United States as well as the development of a new brand Eye on Canada.
The Annual Report provides a complete overview of the CMF’s activities throughout 2013-2014. It contains detailed information on funding results as well as data on the success of projects funded by the CMF in terms of audience, critical acclaim and international sales. The complete financial overview section includes the Independent Auditors' Report and Financial Statements.
The online Annual Report also has a feedback section, inviting visitors to the site to share their views and comments on the report. This valuable input will help shape the way the CMF reports on its activities.
Click here to access the online 2013-2014 CMF Annual Report.
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.