Miami, February 15, 2017 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Jerusalem Film Fund of the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) announced today at Kidscreem Summit in Miami an incentive to support codevelopment and coproduction of audiovisual content between Canadian and Israeli producers operating in the city of Jerusalem. Producers have until October 17, 2017 to submit an application. Click here to access the guidelines.
Specifically, this incentive will encourage codevelopment and coproduction of TV projects in the drama, children and youth, and variety and performing arts genres, as well digital media projects in virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, documentary, and animation.
“The Canada-Jerusalem Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive further supports the CMF’s objective to create international partnership opportunities for Canadian producers,” says Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “Both Canada and Israel produce world-renowned audiovisual content, and like Canada, Israel is a trusted codevelopment and coproduction partner. We are thrilled to welcome the Jerusalem Development Authority to our growing family of international partners.”
“We are proud to learn from and team up with Canada, which has long ago set a high standard in creating and endorsing audio visual productions,” says Eyal Haimovsky, CEO, JDA. “This partnership is the beginning of a wonderful friendship between Canada and Jerusalem, especially in co-creating content in the digital world such as VR, AR, animation and video games—this is the very world which the Jerusalem film fund will focus on these coming years.”
The total maximum contribution for each funded project in development is CAD$100,000, and the total maximum contribution for each project in production is CAD$250,000. The contribution of each country to each project will be determined on a case by case basis and funding will take the form of repayable advance in development and a repayable contribution in production.
All projects will be evaluated at the same time following the submission deadline. Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a committee comprised of representatives from the CMF and JDA through a selective process.
Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this development incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.
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.
About the Jerusalem film fund of the JDA
Since 2008, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund has invested in the production of over 70 International and Israeli feature films, TV series, animation, and post-production projects, filmed and produced in Jerusalem, amongst them Natalie Portman's film, Mattel's "Dreamtopia" and Disney's "Star Darlings". The productions in Jerusalem have gained wide international recognition, receiving awards from leading film festivals, such as: Berlin, Cannes, Tokyo, Toronto, and even Oscar Nominations. For more information about support for international live action and animation productions: www.jerusalemfilmfund.com
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