CMF, international partners commit nearly $1M to TV, digital media projects 

Toronto, January 19, 2024 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced that we are committing close to $500,000 to eight television and interactive digital media projects through two international co-development and co-production incentives

Canada-Luxembourg Co-development and Co-production Incentive for Audiovisual Projects 

Through our joint incentive, the CMF and Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) will each invest a little over CAD 400,000 (approximately EUR 276,000) in five projects. These include four French-language projects in the development stage: a video game, a digital video-based project, a drama, and a children’s and youth TV series. The fifth project is an English-language transmedia in the production stage.  

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Canada-South Africa Co-development Incentive for Television Projects 

By way of our joint incentive, the CMF and South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) have committed a little over CAD $171,000 (approximately ZAR 2,243,000) to fund the development of three English-language television projects. These include two drama series, and one documentary mini-series. The CMF’s contribution is approximately CAD 76,000, and the NFVF’s is CAD 95,000 (approximately ZAR 993,000 and ZAR 1,250,000 respectively).   

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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 voices, 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. Visit our website for more information

About Film Fund Luxembourg  
Film Fund Luxembourg encourages and promotes the development of the audiovisual production sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Since 2012, Film Fund Luxembourg offers only one support mechanism for audiovisual productions to be carried out by a Luxembourg registered film production company. The National Audiovisual Production Support (AFS) is a selective scheme which provides discretionary loans to producers to finance development and scriptwriting, distribution and production/coproduction for fiction, animation, documentaries, short films, transmedia projects, and XR projects repayable from the finished work’s receipts. Please visit www.filmfund.lu 

About the National Film & Video Foundation  
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. This is done by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry. For more information, visit www.nfvf.co.za

Media contact  

Maxime Ruel  
Senior Manager, Communications  
mruel@cmf-fmc.ca 

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