Canada Media Fund and Shaw Rocket Fund renew partnership to boost kids’ content
Toronto/Montréal, November 2, 2022 — The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) today announced the renewal of their partnership to fund the production of Canadian digital animated series for children and youth that encourage the use of new technology.
Applications for financing through the CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program must be submitted to SRF by January 10, 2023. Click here to review the program guidelines and apply.
Applicants must meet the CMF and SRF eligibility criteria. Eligible projects must be an original, animated series in its first season, meet the CMF’s definition of Children and Youth programming, and be created initially for digital distribution on a platform that is available to Canadian audiences. Projects should be directly and solely submitted to Shaw Rocket Fund for initial analysis. Documentation required at application is explained on the SRF’s website here.
The CMF and SRF invested over $15.7M in the production of 34 projects through the first four years of this partnership program.
The fifth round of financing through the CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program will have a total budget of $3.75M, with the CMF contributing two-thirds of funding and the Shaw Rocket Fund providing one-third of the funds. The maximum contribution provided to a project funded through the Program shall be the lesser of $525,000 or 75 per cent of the project’s eligible costs.
If you have questions about the program, please contact: