CMF announces $990K investments in codevelopment and coproduction with Luxembourg and South Africa
Toronto, November 26, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today it will invest over CAD$500,000 in eight projects which applied for funding through CMF international incentives with Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) and South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). The two international funding organisation will approximately match the CMF’s total investments to the tune of CAD$490,000 for a total of over CAD$990,000 in codevelopment and coproduction investments with Luxembourg and South Africa.
Projects were evaluated and chosen by selection committees composed of representatives from each funding organisation.
|Title||Canadian Applicant||Luxembourger Applicant||Project Type||Stage||CMF $||LUX $ (approx.)|
|Application interactive innovante Cracké Wacky Island||Productions Squeeze Inc.||Zeilt Productions||Mobile App with AR||Dev||$69,476||$30,524|
|Ghost Dance||URBANIA MEDIA inc.||a_BAHN s.à.r.l.||Doc web series with transmedia||Dev||$34,000||$62,150|
|L'Aventure RV du Film Playmobil||Kaïbou Production Inc.||Bidibul Productions S.A.||3 VR adventures||Prod||$240,000||$240,000|
|Cult||Omni Film Drama Development Ltd.||Samsa Film s.arl.||Drama web series||Dev||$49,998||$49,998|
|Eureka||Six Island Productions Inc.||Samsa Films||Environmental drama web series||Dev||$50,000||$50,000|
|Title||Canadian Applicant||South African Applicant||Project Type||Stage||CMF $||SA $ (approx.)|
|The Rush||Quiet Revolution Pictures Inc.||Rous House Productions||Drama series||Dev||$20,000||$20,000|
|OASIS I||OP Development Inc.||Blue Ice Africa (Pty) Ltd||Drama series||Dev||$16,767||$17,362|
|Queen of the Rain||Caribbean Tales||Fuzebox Entertainment||Drama series||Dev||$20,000||$20,000|
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 cmf-fmc.ca.
About Film Fund Luxembourg
Film Fund Luxembourg encourages and promotes the development of the audiovisual production sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg through grants, financial assistance, subsidies, bursaries and rewards. The support mechanism for the audiovisual industry is a selective system of advances on earnings called “Selective Financial Aid” (SFA) for scriptwriting, concepts and development, as well as for the production of short and feature films, fiction and animated television series, documentaries and projects in the areas of transmedia, virtual and augmented reality, and other new technologies.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, which was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. This is done by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry. For more information visit www.nfvf.co.za.
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