Canada and New Zealand renew coproduction incentive

Toronto, October 30, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and NZ On Air announced today the renewal of their partnership, now in its fifth year, to encourage the coproduction of digital media content between Canadian and New Zealand creators. Click here to access the guidelines.

This year, the fund is open to projects with a target audience of children aged 12 and under, with a particular focus for children between 5 to 9 years old.

The budget for the Canada – New Zealand Digital Media Fund is CAD$800,000, with both organisations contributing an equal amount of funding.

To be considered for funding through the program, projects must comply with both parties’ general funding criteria, with the CMF determining eligibility for the Canadian portion of a project and NZ On Air determining eligibility for the New Zealand portion of the project. Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a committee comprised of representatives from the CMF and NZ On Air through a selective process. 

The deadline to submit an application for funding under this program is January 17, 2019. All projects will be evaluated at the same time following the submission deadline.

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this development incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

The CMF and NZ On Air have invested over $3.5M in 10 projects since the inception of the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund.

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

About NZ On Air
NZ On Air is a government broadcast funding agency investing in diverse local television, radio, music and digital media for New Zealand audiences. The content NZ On Air funds reflects and develops NZ’s identity and culture and increases diversity on screens, the airwaves and in the digital world. For more visit


Industry contact:

Canada Media Fund Program Administrator
Stéphane Cosentino
National Deputy Director – Experimental Stream
(514) 283-6363

For media inquiries:

Canada Media Fund
André Ferreira
Communications Manager
(416) 554-2768

NZ On Air
Allanah Kalafatelis
Head of Communications
011 64 4 21 585 538

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