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SODEC funds five features in its production assistance program

Among them is an animated feature from micro_scope and Unite Central, and a fictional take on Celine Dion’s life, La vraie vie d’Aline Dieu.

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Short-form projects from Blue Ant, Muse, Banger land Bell Fund coin

The trio are among 14 prodcos sharing $2.4 million in production funding through the Short-Form Digital Series (Non-Fiction) Program.

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Projects for B.C., Irish copro fund announced

The NSI Totally Television-developed TV series Recovery from Samson Films and Goonworks Films is among the projects selected for the inaugural edition of the $150,000 fund.

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Feds invest nearly $1M in Montreal animation, interactive companies

Animation studios L’Atelier Aimation and Tonic DNA are two of the four businesses that have received a boost from Canada Economic Development.

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CMF renews New Zealand copro incentive

The Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund has invested more than $3.5 million in copros since it launched in 2014.

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Storyhive introduces Indigenous Storyteller program

Twenty Indigenous-led projects will receive $20,000 in production funding, in addition to mentorship and training.

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Bell Fund awards $5.5M across 33 TV projects

Seven24 Films and Project 10′s upcoming comedy Jann and season four of Cardinal are among the projects that received support.

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Andrew Cividino’s Furies nets $540K from Eurimages

The Sleeping Giant director’s sophomore feature project is produced by Rhombus Media and based on a play from screenwriter Nicolas Billon.

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Rogers funds award $4.6M across 19 TV projects

Bristow Global Media’s Paranormal 911, Shaftesbury’s Rex and Eye Steel Films’ Agents of Influence are among the Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund’s picks.

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HGF backs four through BC Shorts Program

Writer/director Alysse Leite-Rogers’ Tea With Lemon is among the projects to receive $20,000 through the fund’s inaugural round.

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CMF awards $6.1M across 31 digi projects

Toronto’s Secret Location received funding for two games and one interactive media project through the funder’s Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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CMF awards $7.6M through Aboriginal Program

Manifold Pictures’ sci-fi for Hollywood Suite was the only drama to receive funding, while projects from Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn’s Kingulliit Productions also received support.