Canada-New Zealand coproductions receive over $800K

Toronto, February 7, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and NZ On Air announced today a financing incentive of CDN $801,450 for two digital media coproduction projects under the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund.

Now in its third year, this partnership between the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and NZ On Air funds eligible digital media coproductions between producers from the two countries. By funding projects that use new technologies to tell culturally-relevant stories, the program is designed to encourage creative producers from each country to collaborate on digital media productions.

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

Project Production companies CMF Funding
(CAD $)
NZ On Air Funding
(Approx. CAD $)
Total CMF & NZ Funding
(Approx. CAD $)
Spurred On - NZ & Canada at Passchendaele Canada: Antica Productions

New Zealand: Gibson Group

$199,950 $200,000 $399,950
Nuclear Reaction Canada: Jam3

New Zealand: Rogue Productions

$186,500 $215,000 $401,500
TOTALS   $386,450 $415,000 $801,450

Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations. Funded projects involve at least one eligible Canadian producer and at least one New Zealand resident producer.

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 through 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

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


For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund

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

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