Toronto/Dublin, November 23, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today an investment of over CAD$78,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.
Two Canadian production companies will work with two Irish companies in the development of the following projects.
||BAI $ (approx.)
|From Ireland to the Arctic
||Rezolution Pictures Int. Inc.
To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible Canadian and Irish broadcasters, involving at least one Canadian producer and one Irish producer. The incentive funds television projects and digital media extensions of such television projects, which fulfill both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations.
Producers interested in applying to receive funding through this incentive are advised that guidelines for the program, which will reopen for a fourth consecutive year, will be announced in mid-April 2019. The deadline to apply will be at the end of June 2019.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.
About the BAI
The BAI is the regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. It also has a key role in developing and supporting the broadcasting sector in Ireland. There is currently a range of funding supports and initiatives in place, through which the BAI fulfils this role. Sound & Vision Ancillary Measures, such as the fund outlined above, are provided for under Section 5.6 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. These measures are designed and implemented in order to support the achievement of the objectives of the Scheme.
For more information, please contact:
Canada Media fund
BAI - DHR Communications