Canada-Wallonia project receives $0.5M in funding

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Wallimage, Wallonia, Belgium’s audiovisual content development fund, announced today an investment of CAD $500,000 to support the coproduction of Les Coulisses de l'Animation (Behind the Scenes of Animation)

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Toronto (Canada) / Mons (Belgium), April 7, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Wallimage, Wallonia, Belgium’s audiovisual content development fund, announced today an investment of CAD $500,000 to support the coproduction of Les Coulisses de l’Animation (Behind the Scenes of Animation) as part of the Canada – Wallonia Digital Media Incentive for Multiplatform Projects.

Di-o-Matic (Québec) will team up with Belvision (Wallonia) to produce Les Coulisses de l’Animation. This is a cross-platform iOS and Android application, comparable to an interactive and non-linear encyclopedia. The application will allow users to discover the fascinating behind the scenes world and the production stages of Franco-Belgian animated films that lulled the childhoods of generations of French speakers around the world. Click here for more information on this project.

Projects were evaluated according to a set of criteria by a selection committee composed of CMF and Wallimage representatives with the collaboration of Voyelle Acker, an international expert in transmedia.

Since the inception of this incentive with Wallimage in 2014, five projects received a combined total of CAD$1.5M in investments. For more information on projects financed by the CMF, please access the Funded Projects Database here.

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 cmf-fmc.ca.

About Wallimage
Wallimage is the public financing arm of the audiovisual sector in Wallonia. Mainly recognized for its support brought to local talents and its achievements in attracting A-list international co-productions on Wallonia’s soil, the economical fund is also active in financing audiovisual servicing companies set in southern Belgium. Wallimage has been an early participant of Creative Wallonia, a programme through which the fund can invest in the development of creative digital industries. For more visit www.wallimage.be

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