Toronto/Copenhagen, February 26, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Danish Film Institute (DFI) announced today that four interactive digital media projects will receive over $276K in funding through the Canada-Denmark Codevelopment Incentive for Digital Media Projects. The following projects will receive funding as part of this incentive.
|PRODUCTION||CANADIAN COMPANY||DANISH COMPANY||CMF FUNDING
|Bloom||Kunuk Cohn Productions Inc.||Bullitt Film||$35,000||$35,000||$70,000|
|FLEE VR||e.d.Films||Sun Creature Studios||$26,471||$41,191||$67,662|
|Northern Lights||Stitch Media Ontario Inc.||Funday Factory||$21,000||$49,000||$70,000|
|The Wonder Woollies||Bejuba! Entertainment Inc.||Fuzzy House Aps||$48,750||$20,265||$69,015|
Bloom and The Wonder Woollies are animated web series, FLEE VR is an animated VR experience, and Northern Lights is a game and transmedia experience. Two of the Canadian production companies are based in Ontario and two in Québec.
The program is designed to encourage creative producers from each country to collaborate on the development of digital projects by facilitating the creation of innovative content. By funding projects that use new technologies to tell culturally relevant stories, both countries 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 Danish producer.
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 the Danish Film Institute
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is Denmark’s national agency for film and cinema culture, operating under the Ministry of Culture. The DFI provides funding for the development, production and distribution of films, series, video games and other audiovisual content. An important task of the DFI is to encourage diversity and risk-willingness in the industry, doing so by offering many gateways to funding, highlighting talent development, keeping a sharp eye on new digital platforms and nurturing international partnerships. Located in central Copenhagen, the DFI also offers a meeting place for scholars and film lovers with screenings at the Cinematheque as well as a library and a stills archive. Please visit dfi.dk/english.