Re-launch of Canada-Luxembourg Codevelopment and coproduction incentive
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) announced the relaunch, for the fourth year in a row, of the Canada-Luxembourg Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive for Audiovisual Projects. Please click here to view the Guidelines.
To be eligible, projects must be submitted by producers meeting the criteria of both organizations. Projects funded at the development stage must be drama or animation series, feature-length animation or digital media projects. The Incentive also funds eligible digital media projects—specifically in the areas of virtual or augmented reality, transmedia or new technologies—at the production stage.
The annual combined budget of the Incentive is CAD$900,000 (approximately €600,000), with each party contributing half, for a total investment over a two-year period of CAD$1,800,000 (about €1,200,000).
The total maximum combined contribution is CAD$100,000 (about €65,000) for each television or digital project funded at the development stage and CAD$500,000 (about €320,000) for each digital media project in production. The contribution of each funding organisation to selected projects will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Projects will be evaluated through a selection process conducted by a committee formed of representatives of the CMF and FFL according to different criteria, including the cultural value of the project and the target audience, the team roadmap and the viability of the project.
The program provided close to $2.5M in funding to eight codevelopment and coproduction project in its first three years.
Identifying foreign partners
We invite Canadian producers interested in finding a foreign partner for this program to post their company profile on the CMF website by clicking here. Profiles will be available to anyone visiting the site, including potential partners in other countries.
All applications must comply with the Incentive Guidelines, which are available on the CMF and FFL websites. The deadline for submitting an application is November 10, 2021. The committee’s decisions will be announced in mid-December 2021.
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 digital 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.
About Film Fund Luxembourg
Film Fund Luxembourg encourages and promotes the development of the audiovisual production sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Since 2012, Film Fund Luxembourg offers only one support mechanism for audiovisual productions to be carried out by a Luxembourg registered film production company. The so called National Audiovisual Production Support (AFS) is a selective scheme which provides discretionary loans to producers to finance development and scriptwriting, distribution and production/coproduction for fiction, animation, documentaries, short films, transmedia projects, virtual and augmented reality and other new technologies, repayable from the finished work’s receipts. Please visit www.filmfund.lu.
Canada Media Fund Program Administrator
Deputy Director – Portfolio Management