Canada-Ireland projects receive $170,000 in funding

Toronto (Canada) / Dublin (Ireland), March 9, 2017 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today an investment of CAD $170,000 to support the codevelopment of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.

Four Canadian production companies will work with four Irish companies in the development of the following projects.

Project Title Production Companies CMF Funds (CDN) BAI Funds (Approx. CDN)
The Drownings Soshefeigh Media (Canada)

New Decade TV (Ireland)

$23,100 $25,000
The Edge Facet 4 Media (Canada)

Saffron Pictures (Ireland)

$16,800 $35,000
The Week I Ruined My Life Farpoint Films (Canada)

AMN Productions (Ireland)

$14,175 $32,283
Viking Empires Cream Productions (Canada)

Tile Films (Ireland)

$11,297 $12,000
Total   $65,372 $104,283

To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible Canadian and Irish broadcasters, involving at least one Canadian producer and one Irish producer. 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 were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations.

Click here for more information on the projects that received development support through this incentive.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit

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.


For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
[email protected]

Joanne Ahern/Sebastian Enke
BAI - DHR Communications
[email protected]
01 4200580 / 087-9881837 / 087-3239496