Funded Projects

Experimental Jury

A jury of Canadian and international experts will evaluate all projects that have applied for production support through our Experimental Stream, using a criteria-based evaluation process. Projects will be selected for support based on the results of this process, and available funding.

The jury provides an external perspective on innovation, and assesses the experience of the production and creative teams on their capacity to deliver the projects submitted for funding.

Our Evaluation Process


Successful applications are determined using a selective process in reference to an evaluation grid. The four basic assessment criteria and their respective weightings for funding are:
 
  • Experience and past achievements of the production/development team
  • Innovation and advancement of the project
  • The business plan, including the viability of the project and the financial stability of the applicant
  • The distribution strategy

The jury does not evaluate applications for development and marketing support.

Recent Jury Members

  • Isabelle Marazzani
  • Jason Edward Lewis
  • Laurent LaSalle
  • Liz Rosenthal
  • Lorenzo Benedetti
  • Patrice Slupowski
  • Paula Zuccotti
  • Pierre Cattan
  • Richard Lachman
  • Stéphane D’Astous
  • Christopher Sandberg
  • Mark Greenspan
  • Nicholas Fortugno
  • Philippe Pasquier
  • Pierre-Mathieu Fortin
  • Rachel Noonan
  • Voyelle Acker
  • Francis Ingrand
  • Michael Tippett
  • Audrey Pacart
  • Emilia Zboralska
  • Jean Michel Albert
  • Enrique Soissa

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Adam Sigel

Fiscal Year

2013 - 2014

Round

1 & 2

City

Los Angeles

Country

USA

Description:

Adam Sigel is a writer, producer and content strategist working across multiple platforms. As a writer, Adam’s list of credits include featur...

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Adam Sigel is a writer, producer and content strategist working across multiple platforms. As a writer, Adam’s list of credits include feature films and TV series for companies such as Alcon Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Paramount and Hearst Entertainment among others. He served as a writer and story editor for Steven Spielberg on his video game project for Electronic Arts and was a writer/producer of the award-winning web/mobile cross-platform series “Afterworld.” He has developed digital content and served as content strategist for a wide range of companies including Disney, Microsoft, Activision, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Sony/Columbia Tri-Star, Fox Searchlight, Suzuki, GE and NBC/Universal. Also, he has served as expert or mentor to cross-media producers for international organizations such as Nordisk Film and TV, Screen Australia, Torino Film Lab, Power to the Pixel, Independent Filmmaker Project, Berlinale Talent Campus, Atlantic Film Festival, Merging+Media, Distrito Cinema of Columbia, Forum Brazil, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland and the National Film Board of Canada.

Adam studied film production at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and graduated with high honours from Wesleyan University (film and history).  

Alison Norrington

Fiscal Year

2014 - 2015

Round

2

City

Essex

Country

United Kingdom

Description:

Alison Norrington is a writer/producer, CEO, Founder & Chief Creative Director of Storycentral, a London-based entertainment studio that incuba...

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Alison Norrington is a writer/producer, CEO, Founder & Chief Creative Director of Storycentral, a London-based entertainment studio that incubates and develops ground- breaking transmedia properties with global partners.

Alison is a best-selling novelist, scriptwriter and playwright, with an MA in Creative Writing & New Media and a current PhD researcher. Over her career she has worked with and consulted to Walt Disney Imagineering, FOX International, Harlequin Mills & Boon, SVT & P3 (Sweden), F&W Media, Eurovision Broadcasting Union, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre.

She is writer and producer of the webseries The Loedown, three bestselling novels and creator of the first transmedia romcom Staying Single. She has also written plays A Fish & A Bonsai and Pistols at Dawn.

She is the European Academy (EBU) Transmedia Masterclass trainer and runs workshops and labs globally. She is also a judge for a series of global media festivals including Banff World Media Festival, Publishing Innovation Awards, IFP Fund and Transmedia Next.

She was Conference Chair for StoryWorld Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, is a two-time TEDx speaker and is featured on the BAFTA Guru series and is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The Writers Guild of Great Britain, Women in Film & TV and the Romantic Novelists Association.

Amber MacArthur

Fiscal Year

2013 - 2014

Round

2

City

Toronto

Country

Canada

Description:

Amber MacArthur is the co-host of App Central on CTV, a television show that features the latest developments in mobile technology and social media...

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Amber MacArthur is the co-host of App Central on CTV, a television show that features the latest developments in mobile technology and social media. The show airs in Canada, Singapore, Australia and South Korea. She is also the President of Konnekt Digital Engagement, a digital marketing agency based in Halifax and Toronto. After receiving a post-graduate degree in Journalism, majoring in the digital realm, she moved to San Francisco to work for two tech start-ups during the dot-com boom. Upon returning to Canada, Amber worked as a web strategy manager with Microsoft Canada, leading the development and editorial teams to create a female-focused lifestyle portal. She was also the country’s first new media reporter, covering digital news for Toronto’s Citytv. In 2010, Canadian Business named Amber Canada’s top social media expert on how to build a brand.

Anita Ondine

Fiscal Year

2015 - 2016

Round

1

City

London

Country

United Kingdom

Description:

Anita Ondine is an internationally renowned transmedia creator, consultant and educator, who has overseen the concepting and development of over a ...

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Anita Ondine is an internationally renowned transmedia creator, consultant and educator, who has overseen the concepting and development of over a dozen original transmedia properties, including Lance Weiler’s groundbreaking Pandemic 1.0 which was the first fully transmedia story experience to debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Anita also produced the companion short film “Pandemic 41.410806,-75.654259,” which premiered in competition at Sundance and was distributed via a US cable network reaching 28 million homes. Anita runs her own production company, LivOn Productions. Anita has also worked with several major broadcasters in Europe, Asia and the United States to develop their own transmedia programs. She co-founded the popular Transmedia Next workshop series where she is Creative Director and Lead Trainer. Anita is a vocal advocate of the power and potential that transmedia in particular, and digital media more broadly, provides storytellers and has a specific interest in using transmedia in the context of social change. She speaks internationally on themes related to transmedia and the intersection of technology and entertainment, and is a Board Member of Screen Tasmania.

Annelise Larson

Fiscal Year

2015 - 2016|2014 - 2015|2013 - 2014

Round

2|1|2

City

Saskatoon

Country

Canada

Description:

Annelise comes from a background as an independent producer, with training at such prestigious institutions as the Canadian Film Centre (Producer&r...

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Annelise comes from a background as an independent producer, with training at such prestigious institutions as the Canadian Film Centre (Producer’s Lab) and Banff Centre for the Arts (Electronic and Film Media). Since 1995 she has been working in the field of digital marketing and has always been an avid gamer and consumer of digital content. She works extensively with government organizations and production companies in the film, television and interactive industries in North America. Her focus is helping content creators and storytellers use the power of online language and data to define, find, attract and engage their audiences and work toward strategic and sustainable digital business models. She has sat on the Interactive Fund jury for BC Film + Media and has taught across the country on behalf of such organizations as Telefilm Canada, Women in Film, BC Film + Media, CHRC and the Independent Production Fund.  Annelise has developed and implemented marketing strategies as well as gathered and analyzed online data for digital and screen media products as diverse as social TV apps, transmedia experiences, webisode series, feature films, television series and production companies themselves. She runs an online course Becoming a Storypreneur: Digital Marketing for Screen Media with participants from across Canada and with bursaries from Telefilm Canada, Creative BC, AMPIA and On Screen Manitoba. A fifth cohort with participants from Boost Hbg in Sweden is planned for early 2016.

Annika Gustafson

Fiscal Year

2014 - 2015

Round

1

City

Helsingborg

Country

Sweden

Description:

Annika Gustafson is the executive director of BoostHbg, a ground breaking development and funding incubator for innovative media and film in Helsin...

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Annika Gustafson is the executive director of BoostHbg, a ground breaking development and funding incubator for innovative media and film in Helsingborg, Sweden. Previously based in Montreal, Annika spent many years developing her creative and business expertise in the international film industry. Returning to Sweden in 2010, she produced the Financing Forum for Kids Content before joining BoostHbg as the Nordic countries' first Transmedia Commissioner.
 
In Montreal, Annika was a board member of Doc Quebec and in Sweden she’s a board member of DocLounge and Nemo. She’s a well sought after speaker and panelist who also coaches companies on storytelling and audience/consumer reach.
 
With her passion for strong stories that can develop organically over several platforms, Annika draws on her years of experience as an award winning filmmaker to help clients and talents increase reach, impact, and financing possibilities. She continues to nurture her passion for social change through documentary story telling. Her Sundance supported film Brown Gold will premiere in 2015.

Britta Schell

Fiscal Year

2012 - 2013

Round

2

City

San Francisco

Country

USA

Description:

Britta brings nearly a decade of insights, strategy, brands and advertising to the table, as well as a lifetime of being a digital native. Passion...

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Britta brings nearly a decade of insights, strategy, brands and advertising to the table, as well as a lifetime of being a digital native. Passionate about developing and implementing great strategy and innovative insights to help brands and business achieve, Britta also has a special expertise in the digital and social space.
Britta has worked on digital, brand and innovation insights and strategy as well as creative campaigns and a few launches for a diverse group of brands including Coca-Cola, American Express, MTV, HBO, eos, P&G, Virgin America, Agent Provocateur, Jawbone, and the nonprofit Nanhi Kali. Most recently serving as Director, Digital Strategic Insights at MTV.

Bruno Guglielminetti

Fiscal Year

2014 - 2015|2013 - 2014

Round

1|2

City

Montréal

Country

Canada

Description:

A new technology and digital media specialist since 1994, Bruno Guglielminetti worked as a director at Radio-Canada from 1987 to 2010, where he dir...

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A new technology and digital media specialist since 1994, Bruno Guglielminetti worked as a director at Radio-Canada from 1987 to 2010, where he directed the Christiane Charette en direct show on Radio-Canada’s Première Chaîne radio station from 2006 to 2010. He wrote for La Presse from 1996 to 2003 and for Le Devoir from 2005 to 2010. He served as Director of Digital Communications and Strategic Information at the public relations firm National in Montréal from 2010 to February 2014, and has served as Digital Communications Director at the Just for Laughs Group since February 2014.

He is the author of the best-seller Les 1 000 meilleurs sites en français de la planète, published by Éditions Logique. In 2003, he received the Communicator of the Year Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (Canada). In 2004, he received the Mérite de la langue française award in the field of new technology from the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF). In May 2009, he received the Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting Award from the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, in Ottawa.

Caitlin Burns

Fiscal Year

2014 - 2015

Round

2

City

New York

Country

USA

Description:

Caitlin Burns has spent a decade working with narrative intellectual property franchises, independent artists, brands and philanthropic initiatives...

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Caitlin Burns has spent a decade working with narrative intellectual property franchises, independent artists, brands and philanthropic initiatives. Developing content strategies, overseeing multiplatform storyworlds and supervising localization campaigns spanning the globe, she understands what it takes to create a success story. Her independent feature McCarren Park, a film distributed by a geolocated mobile app, premiered at the Tribeca Film Institute’s Interactive Day and screened at the New York Film Festival.

Her past work includes: Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney Fairies, and Tron Legacy for The Walt Disney Company, James Cameron’s Avatar for Fox, Halo for Microsoft, Happiness Factory for The Coca-Cola Company, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon and Transformers for Hasbro. She has also worked with Sony, Showtime, Pepperidge Farm, Scholastic, Tribeca New Media Fund, FEMSA, Wieden+Kennedy, Odd Division, Tool of North America, Campfire, Reebok, Stratasys and The Disney Channel.

She regularly speaks to educational institutions including: Ithaca College, New York University, The New School, Ontario College of Art & Design, Bloomfield College, SUNY Purchase and Columbia University. She also travels internationally to speak and educate on business models and changing production practices in the entertainment industry. 

Carl-Frédéric de Celles

Fiscal Year

2012 - 2013

Round

1 & 2

City

Quebec City

Country

Canada

Description:

A trained economist, Carl-Frédéric de Celles is co-founder, president and senior partner of iXmédia, one of Quebec’s le...

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A trained economist, Carl-Frédéric de Celles is co-founder, president and senior partner of iXmédia, one of Quebec’s leading interactive solutions design and production firms. He has developed many original, popular and highly successful projects and initiatives, including the ZAP Québec community network and the annual Le Web à Québec conference (WAQ), and has been associated with Kabane, Zengo, Opossum, Molecube and Caribou. He is a member of the board of directors at a number of organizations, including Rencontres cinématographiques de Québec, ZAP Québec, WAQ and the ANDI (Art numérique et divertissement interactif) regional business round table. In recent years, he has been chairman of the board of the TECHNOcompétences sectoral committee for the IT industry workforce, headed the Workgroup on Digital Production and Interactive Media, and served as treasurer for the Institut canadien de Québec, which operates Quebec City’s public library network.

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