Indigenous jury evaluates CMF Aboriginal Program applications

Toronto, July 17, 2018 — A jury of four Indigenous media experts evaluated projects that were submitted for production funding support as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Aboriginal Program.

The jury is composed of industry specialists including: Tina Keeper (Norway House Cree Nation), Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishnaabe), Melissa Mollen Dupuis (Innu Nation) and Sylvain Rivard (Abenaki Nation).

Click here to read more about each juror involved in the application evaluation. Jury members have complementary skill sets including Indigenous-led audiovisual production, contemporary visual arts and storytelling and knowledge of several Indigenous languages.

The jury provides an external perspective on the project’s creative elements, assesses the experience of the production and creative teams on their capacity to successfully deliver the productions, and evaluates the relevance of digital media components of the projects submitted for funding through the CMF’s Aboriginal Program.

The Aboriginal Program is designed to support Aboriginal production in Canada. The CMF recognizes the unique circumstances of the Aboriginal-language television market and the Aboriginal production community, and it has tailored the Aboriginal Program to reflect those realities.

In the coming weeks, the CMF will announce the projects that will receive funding support through this program.

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


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