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Canada-Germany digital media projects receive over $326K in funding

February 16, 2018

Toronto/Berlin, February 16, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), the body responsible for film funding and media business development in the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg, announced today that three interactive digital media projects will receive over $326K in funding through the Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive. The announcement took place at the Embassy of Canada to Germany, during an event coinciding with Berlinale.

Given the success of the program, both organizations also announced that they would be renewing the incentive for a second term. Details, including deadlines, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The following projects will receive funding as part of this first round of this incentive.

Production Canadian Company German Company CMF Funding (CAD $) MBB Funding (Approx. CAD $) Total Funding (Approx. CAD $)
DNA Danse Zone3 INC. INVR. SPACE $60,000 $62,275 $122,275
Hectarium Cuiba Films Tony Petersen Film GmbH $53,200 $38,000 $91,200
Pre-Crime Simulation Helios Graphic Design Inc. Kloos & Co. GmbH $55,493 $57,380 $112,873


Of the selected projects, two are games and one is a VR experience. One of the production companies is from Ontario and two are from Québec.

The program is designed to encourage creative producers from each jurisdiction to collaborate on the codevelopment and coproduction of digital projects by facilitating the creation of innovative content. By funding projects that use new technologies to tell culturally-relevant stories, both organizations demonstrate their continued support for original storytelling in the digital age.

Projects are evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations. Projects are required to be a collaboration involving at least one eligible Canadian producer and at least one eligible producer based in the states of Berlin or Brandenburg.

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 Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is the main institution for the film and media industry in the German capital region. The Media Development division represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location in Germany at international markets and festivals, provides market research and analysis and organizes networking events. The department funds media-related projects, serial formats as well as the development of innovative and interactive content in the games, web, and virtual reality categories. The Film Funding division provides funding for films, serial drama and film-related projects, advises filmmakers on financing issues, and supports the development of the film industry.

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For more information, please contact:

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

Laura Winkler
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Head of Communication and Press Media Development
l.winkler@medienboard.de  
+49 331 74387 62

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