Canada and Luxembourg reopen co-development and co-production incentive 

Toronto and Luxembourg, August 18, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) today announced the reopening of the Canada-Luxembourg Co-development and Co-production Incentive for Audiovisual Projects.  

In its sixth consecutive year, the incentive supports the co-development of television projects (fiction and animation), animated feature films, and digital media projects, as well as the co-production of digital media projects (AR, VR, and transmedia projects using new technologies). 

From a budget of $800,000 (approximately €600,000), with each organization contributing half, the maximum combined contribution for each funded development project (television, animated feature film, or digital media) is $100,000 (approximately €65,000), and the total maximum combined contribution for each digital media project at the production stage is $500,000 (approximately €320,000). 

A committee of CMF and FFL representatives will evaluate all eligible projects according to a set of criteria, including cultural value, the target audience, track record, and feasibility. 

Finding a co-producer 

We invite Canadian producers interested in finding a foreign partner for this program to publish their  

company profile using the CMF's ‘Find a Co-Producer' tool. Profiles will be available to anyone visiting the site, including potential partners in other countries. 

Application process 

All applications must comply with the incentive’s guidelines. The deadline for applications is October 22, 2023. The committee’s decisions will be announced in early December 2023. 

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 Film Fund Luxembourg 
Film Fund Luxembourg encourages and promotes the development of the audiovisual production sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Since 2012, Film Fund Luxembourg offers only one support mechanism for audiovisual productions to be carried out by a Luxembourg registered film production company. The National Audiovisual Production Support (AFS) is a selective scheme which provides discretionary loans to producers to finance development and scriptwriting, distribution and production/coproduction for fiction, animation, documentaries, short films, transmedia projects, and XR projects repayable from the finished work’s receipts. Please visit 

Industry contact 

Jill Samson 
Canada Media Fund Program Administrator 
Deputy Director – Portfolio Management 
[email protected]