Canada-Germany digital media projects receive over $707K in funding

Toronto/Berlin, October 29, 2021 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), announced today that four interactive digital media projects will receive $707,940 in funding through the Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive.

The following projects will receive funding as part of this incentive.

ProductionCanadian CompanyBerlin-Brandenburg CompanyCMF Funding ($ CAN)MBB Funding (approx. $ CAN)Total Funding (approx. $ CAN)
Abstrakt: VR Holocaust MemorialZeros 2 Heroes Media Inc.Booster Space Events and Consulting GmbH$79,800$70,200$150,000
AshtaTobo Inc.In Good Company GmbH$149,254$149,254$298,508
DoX - Soar into the futureHoly City VR Inc.INVR.SPACE GmbH$99,950$99,950$199,900
Sea LoveArcana Studio Inc.Sinnema Animation Studio GbR$29,765.80$29,765.80$59,532

Of the selected projects, three are at the development stage and one is at the production stage. One is a game, two are VR-Experiences and one is a digital linear series. Two of the production companies are from British Columbia, one from Ontario, and one from Québec.

The program is designed to encourage creative producers from each territory to collaborate on the codevelopment and coproduction of digital projects by facilitating the creation of innovative content. By funding projects that use new technologies to tell culturally relevant stories, both organizations demonstrate their continued support for original storytelling in the digital age.

Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations. Projects were required to be a collaboration involving at least one eligible Canadian producer and at least one eligible producer based in the states of Berlin or Brandenburg.

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.

About Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is the main institution for the film and media industry in the German capital region. The Media Development division represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location in Germany at international markets and festivals, provides market research and analysis and organizes networking events. The department funds media-related projects, serial formats as well as the development of innovative and interactive content in the games, web, and virtual reality categories. The Film Funding division provides funding for films, serial drama and film-related projects, advises filmmakers on financing issues, and supports the development of the film industry.

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For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Senior Communications Manager
aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca
416-554-2768

Laura Winkler
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Head of Communication and Press Media Development
l.winkler@medienboard.de
+49 331 74387 62

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