Three co-productions to receive funding through Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive

Toronto and Berlin, August 1, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBM) will provide a total of $556,824 (approximately €381,980) in funding to three interactive digital media projects.  

The first is a video co-production between Quebec-based art et essai inc. and High Road Stories Heezen & Robbins GbR. Titled An Empty Seat, it has secured $120,000 (approximately €82,350) in development support, with each funder providing half the funds. 

The second, a game project by British Columbia-based Wildermage Games inc. and ootiboo GmbH titled Wildermage: The Magic of Here, has obtained $154,038 (approximately €105,720) in development funding. The CMF is contributing $87,799 (approximately €60,245) while MBM is providing $66,240 (approximately €45,453).

Lastly, dA.I.ting: Internet of Flings, a game co-produced by Nova Scotia’s Red Meat Games inc. and Honig Studios GmbH, will receive $282,785.72 (approximately €194,085) in production funding, split equally between the two funders.  

Funding decisions for the Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive were made by a selection committee composed of CMF and MBB representatives according to a set of criteria, including innovative and creative elements, how projects engage the targeted community and audience, the creative team, and the viability of the projects’ budget and timelines. 

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. Visit the Canada Media Fund’s website for more information 

About Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg 
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is the main institution for the film and media industry in the German capital region, represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location at markets and festivals in Germany and abroad and supports cross-border and cross-industry networking. The New Media Funding division provides funding for innovative audiovisual projects (e.g., games, multiplatform content, virtual and augmented reality) and serial formats (fiction, entertainment and factual). The Film Funding division provides funding for films, high end drama series and film-related projects, advises filmmakers on financing issues, and supports the development of the film industry. Furthermore, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg provides funding for regional media-related projects and events such as prizes, competitions, festivals, events, and conferences. Visit the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg website for more information            

Media contact 

Maxime Ruel 
Canada Media Fund 
Sr. Manager, Communications 

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