Canadian and New Zealand digital media producers invited to connect online

First google Hangouts to take place on Wednesday, Oct 29 at 4 p.m. ET

Toronto, October 27, 2014.  The Canada Media Fund and NZ On Air announced today that Canadian and New Zealand digital media producers who wish to benefit from the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund, will be able to take part in a Google Hangouts scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 29th at 4 p.m. (ET).  This online event is designed to facilitate meetings between New Zealand and Canadian applicants.

To participate, applicants must have a google account (i.e. Gmail) and must send the following information to Nathalie Clermont, Director, Program Management at [email protected].

  • Your name
  • Your Google account email address
  • The name of your company
  • A brief description of your company
  • Your company website URL

Applicants will then receive further instructions to connect to the Google Hangout.

Earlier this month, the Canada Media Fund and NZ On Air announced a joint venture to establish a million dollar matching fund to encourage the coproduction of innovative digital media projects for online audiences.

The total amount of funding available is CDN $1 million, with $500,000 contributed by each the CMF and NZ On Air to fund up to 3 eligible projects. The total maximum contribution for each funded project shall be CDN $400,000. The contribution from each funding organization to each project will be determined on a case by case basis.

Click here for more information about the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund.

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. Please visit


For more information, please contact:

Nathalie Clermont
Director, Program Management
[email protected]

Media :
Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]