17 productions receive $7.7 million under Francophone Minority Program

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced that 17 convergent projects have been awarded $7.7 million in funding as part of the first round of financing under the Francophone Minority Program. This program supports productions which reflect the realities of living in French-language communities outside Quebec. The CMF has provided $57.0 million in funding on 150 projects in the program since 2010.

Canadian audiences will have a chance to enjoy these new productions created for television from many different regions of the country: 2 productions from British Columbia, 3 from Manitoba, 7 from New Brunswick and 5 from Ontario. There will be 11 documentaries, 1 drama production, 3 children’s and youth productions, and 2 variety and performing arts. Sixteen productions also feature a digital media component.

Click here to view a list of CMF-funded projects and additional information, including production synopses, producer credits, and funding commitments.

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 by 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 www.cmf-fmc.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Pierre Campeau    
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
416-554-2768
pcampeau@cmf-fmc.ca 

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