$14.1M awarded to interactive digital media projects
(Toronto, July 9, 2015) – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 22 interactive digital media projects received a total of $14.1M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the 2015-2016 Experimental Stream. The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.
Consumers will have access to a variety of new interactive digital media content including 16 games, 1 platform using virtual reality, 2 applications, and 3 websites. Of the 22 productions, 2 are from British Columbia, 1 from Manitoba, 1 from Newfoundland & Labrador, 5 from Ontario, and 13 from Québec.
Including this round of funding, the CMF has already provided more than $129.7M in production funding to 230 projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.
Production support provides funding for the creation of a final, market-ready version of an eligible project and preliminary marketing and commercialization activities.
For a description of new projects that received production support, please click here.
A jury of Canadian and international industry specialists evaluated the innovation and production team criteria of projects receiving production support. This round’s jury consisted of Michelle Blanc (Montréal); Michael Gubbins (Oxford, United Kingdom); Michael Longford (Toronto); Anita Ondine (Hobart, Australia); Sébastien Provencher (Montréal); Eliana de Siqueira Russi (São Paulo, Brazil); and Éric Viennot (Marseille, France). Click here to access biographies of all jurors since 2010.
In the next few weeks, the CMF will announce projects receiving funds for development support and marketing support from the Experimental Stream.
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. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.
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