CMF and SODEC partner on new prototyping program for Quebec-made kids animated series

Annecy, Toronto, and Montreal, June 12, 2024 – As part of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (MIFA), the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) today announced a new, $3M joint program for the prototyping of Quebec-made animated series targeted for children and youth.  

This program will facilitate the prototyping of new animated series developed in French with the aim of unlocking funding from broadcasters, distributors, and other national and international partners. Two-thirds of the program budget will be provided by the SODEC, and the last third by the CMF.  

“We are delighted to deepen our collaboration with the SODEC,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “Our first joint program to support the pre-development of television series based on literary adaptations is a resounding success, and I look forward to seeing what we accomplish with this new initiative, which responds to an important need in today's animation market.” 

Funding may cover up to 80 per cent of eligible costs, to a maximum of $500,000 per project. Information on the program's terms and conditions will be announced before the applications open in the fall.   

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.   

Media Contact  

Maxime Ruel   
Senior Manager, Communications – Canada Media Fund  
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