CMF invests $8M in aboriginal and English POV programs

The fund disbursed $4.7 million in its aboriginal stream and $3.5 million in its English Point of View stream.

The Canada Media Fund reports it has disbursed $4.7 million to 15 production companies in B.C., Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec as part of its Convergent Stream Aboriginal  program.

Of that total, about $4.1 million went to support TV projects, with about $700,000 going towards digital media production. It is backing four children’s and youth projects and 11 documentaries.

In the aboriginal program, doc project Our Baffinland: Qikiqtani Nunatinnii, from Nunuvut’s Kingulliit Productions Inc., received the most coin at $600,000.

And B.C. kids and youth projects Living the Dream I, from Airdog Media Inc., and Kagagi I, from Hallows Productions Inc., received $550,000 and $516,150 respectively.

When revealing the news Thursday, the CMF also said it invested another $3.5 million in 16 projects, from Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, as part of its English Point of View (POV) program.

An Irish Lady’s Survival Guide: 10 Trees that Can Save the World, from Manitoba’s Merit Motion Pictures, received $389,846, while A.D: After Digital, from Toronto-based company 2218373 Ontario Inc. and Ramona Pringle Productions received $342,427.

A list of the projects can be found at the CMF website.