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More than $4.7M awarded to 21 Canadian innovative digital media productions

Feb 08, 2017

Toronto, January 8, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today an investment of more than $4.7M in development and marketing support to 21 innovative digital media projects as part of the second round of its 2016-2017 Experimental Stream funding.

The CMF has contributed more than $74.3M in development and marketing support to 337 interactive digital media projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.

Development support
A total of 16 Canadian companies received support totalling $3.3M to develop 10 games, four rich interactive media applications, one software application and one social media application. Click here to access a list of new projects that received development support.

Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project and/or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.

Marketing support
The CMF has contributed $1.4M in marketing support to five interactive digital media projects, all of them games. Click here to access a list of projects and their description that received marketing support.

Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.

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.

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For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca
(416) 554-2768

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