Canada, Northern Ireland to reopen co-development incentive

Toronto and Belfast, June 5, 2024 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen (NIS) announced today the reopening, for the seventh year, of their funding incentive for the development of audiovisual and interactive digital media projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. 

The Canada-Northern Ireland Co-Development Incentive for Audiovisual Projects funds television projects in the drama, documentary, animation, entertainment, and education genres, or digital media content, including web series, video games, transmedia projects, and virtual or augmented reality.  

The total amount of funding available through the incentive is C$200,000 (approximately £136,000), with each funder contributing half of the budget. Selected projects may receive up to C$50,000 (approximately £34,000) each. 

Read the full program guidelines

Since its inception, 25 projects have been funded through the Canada-Northern Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audiovisual Projects. Recipients of the funding include Masters of Magic, a children’s entertainment series from Hopskip Studios (NI) and Epic Story Media (Canada), TV drama Godley, from Village Films (NI) and Mattfilms (Canada), and animated project New Pixies, from Flickerpix (NI) and Arcana Studio (Canada). 

How to apply

All applications must comply with the guidelines for the incentive. The deadline to apply is September 5, 2024, and funding decisions will be announced in November.  

Apply for funding 

Projects will be evaluated and chosen by representatives of the CMF and the NIS.  

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. 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 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 Northern Ireland Screen 
Northern Ireland Screen is the national screen agency for Northern Ireland. It is committed to maximizing the economic, cultural and educational value of the screen industries for the benefit of Northern Ireland. This goal is pursued through our mission to accelerate the development of a dynamic and sustainable screen industry and culture in Northern Ireland.  


For the Canada Media Fund, in Canada  

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

For Northern Ireland Screen, in Northern Ireland  

Áine Walsh  
Northern Ireland Screen 
Head of ILBF  
[email protected]