Seven renowned jury members evaluate Canada’s innovative digital projects

June 18, 2015 Toronto—A jury of seven distinguished digital media experts met in Toronto Wednesday and Thursday to evaluate innovative Canadian digital media projects that were submitted for the first round in 2015-2016 of production support as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream.

The jury is composed of Canadian and international industry specialists including:Michelle Blanc (Montréal); Michael Gubbins (Oxford, United Kingdom); Michael Longford (Toronto); Anita Ondine (Hobart, Australia);  Sébastien Provencher (Montréal); Eliana de Siqueira Russi (São Paulo, Brazil);  and Éric Viennot (Marseille, France).

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

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

The Experimental Stream seeks to support Canadian interactive digital media content and application software that is innovative and leading edge including console and casual games, interactive web series and apps, as well as enabling technologies.  The CMF may avail itself of consultants to support the work of the jury.

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

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

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For more information, please contact:

Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]
(416) 554-2768