Evaluation Juries

The CMF routinely employs external experts to aid in decision-making for selective programs through an evaluation-based jury process. To provide an external perspective on the application materials submitted, the juries are comprised of working industry professionals who are experts in their field or genre. You can use the filters below to review who has served as a jury member in the past, and on which juries.

Evaluation Process

Following an initial review for eligibility conducted by internal staff, jury members are tasked with scoring each project against a set evaluation criteria. Each program has its own evaluation grid, specific to the needs and objectives of that program, but generally they include:

  • experience of the production or creative teams and their capacity to deliver;
  • an assessment of the creative content and/or innovation in the space;
  • narrative positioning statement;
  • business materials, including viability of the project and financial stability; and
  • a distribution and/or marketing strategy.

The highest scoring projects are compared against the available funding allocation for the program to determine the recipients for that round of funding.

If you wish to be considered to serve on a jury, please contact [email protected]. Prospective jurors are strongly encouraged to create a PERSONA-ID profile. The CMF uses self-identification information from PERSONA-ID to help select a diverse group that is reflective of the community served by the program. By providing your self-identification information to the CMF, you are deemed to consent to its use for such purposes, subject to the terms of the CMF’s Privacy Policy.

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Jean-Christophe Yacono
Montréal, Canada

Jean-Christophe Yacono (yako) has developed an impressive photographic and digital body of work in numerous artistic projects over the years. His oeuvre has been featured at the Biennale d’Art Numérique (BIAN), the Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA), the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC), the Cirque du Soleil, PdA’s ArTV studio, the Centre Pompidou, and the Centrale Powerhouse Gallery, among many others.

Since 1993, yako has focused on new forms of digital writing on screens and in public spaces. Through photography, interactive “new realities” and “freeze-frame,” he began his ongoing reflection on gesture, on the fly or choreographed, in movement, experimental or theatrical, in forms on image, in sequences, and on the shifts and blurs that motion makes on the sensor itself.

Yako has developed a practice in media and visual arts through projects that include Wonderland (2008), a public performance of immersive theatre and live audiovisual creation, Musicbox 2 (2009), an interactive installation presented at BIAN, and the production of interactive videos in short and medium formats such as Noirceur (2020), and Fear in Motion (2019) presented at the Imperial Cinema during FIFA 38 and in a selected number of other festivals.

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Mia Consalvo
Montréal, Canada

Mia Consalvo is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She is the co-author of Real Games: What's Legitimate and What's Not in Contemporary Videogames (2019) and Players and their Pets: Gaming Communities from Beta to Sunset (2015). She is also co-editor of Sports Videogames (2013) and the Handbook of Internet Studies (2011), and is the author of Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames (2007) as well as Atari to Zelda: Japan's Videogames in Global Context (2016).

Mia runs the mLab, a space dedicated to developing innovative methods for studying games and game players. She's a member of the Centre for Technoculture, Art & Games (TAG), she has presented her work at industry as well as academic conferences including regular presentations at the Game Developers Conference. She is the Past President of the Digital Games Research Association, and has held positions at MIT, Ohio University, Chubu University in Japan and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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  • Fiscal 2022 - 2023: Innovation & Experimentation - Round 2
  • Fiscal 2021 - 2022: Innovation & Experimentation - Round 1