Eight renowned jury members evaluate Canada’s innovative digital projects

Toronto, June 22, 2016 —A jury of eight distinguished digital media experts met in Toronto on June 21 and 22 to evaluate innovative Canadian digital media projects that were submitted in 2016-2017, for the first round of production support, Innovation Program, as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream.

The jury is composed of Canadian and international industry specialists, including Stephane D'Astous (Montréal); Richard Lachman (Toronto); Laurent Lasalle (Montréal); Jason Lewis (Montréal); Isabelle Marazzani (Montréal); Liz Rosenthal (London, U.K.); Patrice Slupowski (Paris); and Paula Zuccotti (London, U.K.).

Click here to read more about each juror involved in the Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program production application evaluation.

Jury members have complementary skill sets including academic research, entrepreneurship, independent production, and marketing. The jury provides an external perspective on innovation and assesses the experience of the production and creative teams on their capacity to deliver the projects submitted for CMF funding.

The Experimental Stream supports Canadian interactive digital media content and application software that is innovative and leading edge, and includes virtual reality, console and casual games, interactive web series and apps, as well as enabling technologies.

The CMF will announce the projects that will receive production support from the CMF’s Experimental Stream in early July.

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. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.


For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
[email protected]