Canada and Ireland announce reopening of codevelopment incentive for audiovisual projects
Toronto/Dublin, July 18, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today the reopening of the Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audiovisual Projects, now in its third consecutive year.
Following a successful first round of funding in 2016, both organisations partnered for an additional three years from 2017 to 2019 to fund codevelopment projects between producers in Canada and Ireland. The total amount of funding available through the Incentive for this second year of the three-year program will be CAD$200,000. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the Incentive will be $50,000.
Program guidelines, application documents and deadlines for submissions can be found on the CMF’s website here. The deadline to apply is September 28, 2018.
The incentive seeks to fund television projects and digital media extensions of such television projects, which fulfill both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme. Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations.
Since the first co-development incentive between Ireland and Canada launched in 2016, the CMF and BAI have provided CAD$440,000 to finance the co-development of nine projects.
Finding an international partner
Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this development incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content 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. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.
About the BAI
The BAI is the regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. It also has a key role in developing and supporting the broadcasting sector in Ireland. There is currently a range of funding supports and initiatives in place, through which the BAI fulfils this role. Sound & Vision Ancillary Measures, such as the fund outlined above, are provided for under Section 5.6 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. These measures are designed and implemented in order to support the achievement of the objectives of the Scheme.
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