Funding

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CMF invests $8.1M across 31 digital media projects

A total of 23 companies received funding for the development of digital media projects, and eight other companies received financing for marketing initiatives.

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BravoFACT mandates 50% of funds to female filmmakers

Starting in February, half of the funds awarded by BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL will go to projects with a female director or producer. (Juror Amy Jo Johnson pictured.)

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Bell fund names Nancy Chapelle as new exec director

The former TVO exec replaces longtime director – and recent Playback Hall of Fame inductee – Andra Sheffer.

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Who got their films off the ground via Indiegogo in 2014?

Ann Marie Fleming, Attiya Khan and Jeremy Lalonde surpassed their fund-raising goals to get their film projects out of the starting blocks. (Khan doc A Better Man pictured)

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CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage pact on digital media program

The $600,000 initiative will provide financial support for the development and production of digital media coproductions between Canadian and Belgian companies.

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Brass tacks: How HGF funded film in 2013-14

The film financier’s annual report breaks down per-program funding, total projects and its portion of the benefits packages tied to 2013′s Bell Media/Astral transaction.

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Shaw Rocket Fund announces 2014 winners

Justin Time (pictured) was among the three Canadian projects awarded $25,000 at a gala ceremony held in Ottawa earlier this week.

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NSI, Telus’ Storyhive pact on web series training program

The National Screen Institute will assign industry mentors to the two winning teams from the Storyhive competition, facilitated by Telus.

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Rogers Doc and Cable Fund invests $4.8M in latest round

Proper Television’s 7 Days in Hell and Paperny Entertainment’s Cold Water Cowboys (pictured) are among the TV projects financed in this round.

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Amy Jo Johnson and the art of crowdfunding

With three successful Indiegogo campaigns under her belt, the former Flashpoint star weighs in on her strategies for turning fans into financiers.