A New Incentive for Digital Media Co-Productions

Toronto, September 12--Today, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced the launch of the Digital Media Co-Production Incentive, a $350K pilot program designed to stimulate digital media co-productions between Canadian producers and their international counterparts.

“Canada is recognized by other countries as a leader in the production of digital media content such as games, applications and web series that are enjoyed by consumers in Canada and all over the world,” says Valerie Creighton, President and CEO. “By encouraging Canadian digital media producers to partner with other countries, we help them gain access to new markets and funding opportunities.”

The Digital Media Co-Production Incentive guidelines can be found on the CMF website by clicking here (PDF 63 KB). Production companies will be able to apply to the incentive as of October 1, 2013 until November 26, 2013, the closing date or until the funds are depleted. Applications will only be accepted via eTelefilm.

Eligible projects could be a digital media component of a convergent project as set out in the Convergent Stream programs or an eligible project under the Experimental Stream.

Earlier this month, the CMF, along with four other Canadian funding organizations, announced the creation of the International Digital Media Co-Production Framework that provides the basis for co-producing digital media projects with Canada.

In March 2013, the CMF announced a program budget (PDF 321 KB) of $360.7 M for the 2013-2014 fiscal year in which the CMF had mentioned two new pilot programs to be launched this year. The Digital Media Co-Production Incentive is the first pilot to be announced; the second will be announced this fall.

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. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

The CMF’s Canadaonscreen.ca is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television productions to games, Web content and software and applications.


For more information, please contact:

Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund

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