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Canada Media Fund invests $6.5M in the production of 27 projects

November 07, 2019

Toronto, November 7, 2019 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 27 projects would receive a total of over $6.5M in funding through two of its selective programs. A total of $3.1M will fund nine projects through the second round of funding of the Francophone Minority Program and a further $3.4M will be invested in the production of 18 projects through the Diverse Languages Program. 

Francophone Minority Program

The Francophone Minority Program supports productions which reflect the realities of living in French-language communities outside of Québec. Funding under this Program is open to Canadian, French-language projects produced by companies based outside of Quebec.

The CMF will provide over $3.1M in funding to four Children’s & Youth projects, three Documentaries, one Drama series, and one Variety and Performing Arts project.

Two of the projects are from Manitoba, one is from New Brunswick, two from Nova Scotia and four from Ontario. 

Including this round of funding, since 2010, CMF has invested more than $101M in 249 French-languages projects through the Francophone Minority Program. 

Click here to view a list of projects funded through the Francophone Minority Program.

Diverse Languages Program

An investment of $3.4M will support the production of 18 projects through the Diverse Languages Program, which supports productions reflecting Canadian diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French or Indigenous languages.

One of the projects is in Cantonese, five in Italian, one in Mandarin, one in Persian, one in Portuguese, three in Russian, two in Spanish, two in Tagalog, one in Ukrainian and one trilingual project in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Audiences will enjoy four Children’s & Youth projects, ten Documentaries, three Drama series and one Variety and Performing Arts project.

Including this round of funding, since 2010, CMF has invested more than $23.8M in 109 diverse languages projects

For information on the latest projects that received production support, please click here.

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
[email protected]
(416) 554-2768

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