Toronto – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today an investment of more than $6.2M in development and marketing support to 27 innovative digital media projects as part of the 2017-2018 second round of funding of the Experimental Stream Innovation Program.
A total of 19 Canadian companies received support totalling $4.2M to develop 12 games, five rich interactive media applications and two software applications. Click here to access a list of new projects that received development support.
Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.
The CMF has contributed $2M in marketing support to eight interactive digital media projects, of which two are games, three rich interactive media applications and three software applications. Click here to access a list of projects and their description that received marketing support.
Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.
The CMF has contributed more than $77.5M in development and marketing support to 354 interactive digital media projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.
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.