Canada and Scotland launch $300,000 codevelopment incentive 

Toronto, September 5, 2019 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) announced today a new funding incentive for the codevelopment of screen-based projects between Canadian and Scottish producers. A total of CAD$300,000 (approximately £185,000) is being made available to support the development of digital media and television projects. Click here to access the guidelines.

“Teaming up with HIE on this codevelopment initiative is a perfect partnership for us,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the CMF. “This new funding facilitates a meaningful opportunity for our creative community to collaborate more closely with Scotland, especially in light of the historical and cultural ties that bind our two countries. We look forward to seeing what exciting projects will be developed through this program.”

Iain Hamilton, head of creative industries at HIE, said: “We are delighted to offer this opportunity to our Scotland’s creative community. It’s great to be working with an organisation with such a high international reputation and a country leading in TV production.”

To be eligible, television projects must be live-action or animated codevelopment television project that meet the CMF’s definition of either Drama or Documentary programming or a codevelopment project created for digital platforms, including, but not limited to web series, video games, transmedia projects, virtual or augmented reality.

The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the Incentive shall be CAD$50,000 (approximately £31,000). However, the CMF contribution shall not exceed 75% of the Canadian development budget and the HIE contribution shall not exceed 75% of the Scottish development budget.

Identifying international partners

We invite producers interested in finding an international partner for this program to post their company profile on the CMF website by clicking here. Profiles will be available to anyone visiting the site, including potential partners in other countries.

Application process

All applications must comply with the Incentive Guidelines, which are available on the CMF website. Please click here to view them. The deadline to apply is December 10, 2019. Decisions will be announced on January 24, 2020.

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. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit


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