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CMF invests $8.1M through Francophone Minority Program

The funder backed a total of 15 projects, including a $1.16 million investment in Slalom Productions TV drama Malediction de Jonathan Plourde.

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IPF invests $2 million across 15 projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and Lapaire Productions’ People Watching received production financing from the digital series funder.

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Bell Fund dishes out $4.2 million to 18 projects

Blue Ant’s cross-platform, Snapchat-inspired series Snap-Wrap and the first season of Shaftesbury’s Frankie Drake are among the recipients.

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Banff ’17: Joly unveils Indigenous Screen Office

The Canadian Heritage Minister also revealed when she’ll present her highly anticipated cultural policy framework.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.5M across 18 docs

Sharkwater: Extinction, the follow up to the late Rob Stewart’s 2006 documentary, was among the projects to receive funding.

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CMF launches new digi media incentive

The codevelopment agreement with Colombia is open to producers creating fiction, doc or animated projects.

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Tatiana Maslany-produced Touch receives BravoFACT coin

The short film, directed by Bryan Kawalsky and written by Kathryn Alexandre, was among 11 projects to share $512K in the fund’s latest round.

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CMF distributes $2M across 10 digital projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile nabbed the maximum investment through the new fund for returning web series.

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Nova Scotia ups production fund

The government has added $6.9 million to the fund thanks to forecasted growth in productions filming in the province.

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CMF program budget cut by 5.8%

The Canada Media Fund will operate with $21 million less than last year, attributing the decline to falling BDU subscribers.

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Never Saw It Coming shooting in Sudbury

The Gail Harvey-directed indie thriller is the latest buzzy production to set up shop in the Northern Ontario city.

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Darius Films takes The Padre to Bogota

The Canada/Ireland copro shoots in the Colombian capital before coming back to Canada for post-production.