Toronto, October 24, 2016 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today $3M in funding to 11 convergent projects that applied to the Diverse Languages Program. The Program supports productions that reflect Canada’s diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French, or Aboriginal languages.
Of the 11 projects, three are children’s and youth productions, four are documentaries, three are dramas and one is a docu-drama. Audiences will enjoy productions Italian, Mandarin, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, and Spanish. All productions have a television component and 10 of them have a related digital media component attached.
Click here to view a complete list of new projects that received Diverse Languages funding, including – complete synopses, producer credits, and funding commitments.
Since 2010, the CMF has provided $13.9M to 68 projects as part of its Diverse Languages Program.
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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