8 OCT 2020

CMF INVESTS OVER $40M IN 94 CANADIAN AUDIOVISUAL PROJECTS

Canada Media Fund will allocate this amount to the development, production, and marketing of the projects through seven CMF programs.

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The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced it is investing $40.6M in the development, production, and marketing of 94 Canadian audiovisual projects. These projects will receive funding through seven CMF programs.

“In addition to administering over $120M in Government of Canada COVID-19 Emergency Support Funding, the CMF has over the past several months continued to deliver funding through its various programs,” said Valerie Creighton, President, and CEO, CMF. “We have made--and will continue to make—every effort necessary to ensure Canada’s creators take their stories to screens here at home and around the world. With the government announcing the Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian audiovisual productions, the CMF is now pleased to announce it is investing $40.6M in close to 100 projects through several of its programs, including the Indigenous Program and the Innovation Program.”

Respecting the distinctive and traditional approaches to Indigenous storytelling, the CMF’s Indigenous program is dedicated to supporting from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. The CMF will provide $7.6M in funding to 13 Indigenous-led projects

A CMF investment of $6.3M through the first round of production funding of the Innovation Program will support 10 Canadian innovative digital media projects. A jury of Canadian and international specialists evaluated the projects submitted for production support.

The CMF will invest a further $1.1M in marketing and promotion support to four interactive digital media projects.

A total of 20 convergent projects will receive $7.8M in funding as part of the first round of production financing through the Francophone Minority Program. This program supports projects which reflect the realities of living in French-language communities outside Québec.

A total of 18 projects will receive $5.7M in funding through the English Point-of-View (POV) Program. The English POV Program is designed to encourage one-off, point-of-view documentary production in the English-language market.

CMF will invest, in the first round of funding, over $7.0M in the production of seven digital media projects, including six games and one software applications. A jury of Canadian and international specialists evaluated the projects submitted for funding.

An investment of $4.7M will enable the development of 22 digital media prototypes, including games, rich interactive media, and software applications through the first round of funding of the Prototyping Program.

We have made--and will continue to make—every effort necessary to ensure Canada’s creators take their stories to screens here at home and around the world” Valerie Creighton President, and CEO, CMF