CMF awards $19.5M across 31 digital projects
Secret Location’s VUSR platform received the largest chunk of change, with $1.1 million going to fund the VR distribution tool.
BravoFACTUAL distributes $500K across 11 projects
Byron Hamel’s If I Go Missing and Kathryn Martin’s Hip Hop Speak are among the short documentaries to receive funding.
Quebecor Fund distributes nearly $2M across seven projects
La Voix season five was among the projects to receive funding through the Main Television Production Assistance Program.
Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16
The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.
Telefilm sets five-point plan for promoting gender parity
The funding body says it will favour projects either written or directed by women as it seeks to redress the gender disparity in Canadian film.
CBC launches Breaking Barriers Film Fund
Over the next three years, CBC will invest at least $7.5 million into the initiative for underrepresented creators.
Telus awards $3.2M across 61 projects
Hybrid live-action/animation series Raven’s Adventures, produced by Edmonton’s Groove Soldier Productions, is among the recipients in the latest round.
TIFF ’16: Canada in talks to join Eurimages
If the deal is finalized, Canada will be the first non-European country to join the CAD $36 million film fund.
BravoFACT distributes $560K across 12 shorts
Shorts from Katie Boland and Chelsea McMullan were among seven female-directed projects to receive funding in the latest round.
CRTC’s CIPF points change sparks controversy
The CRTC’s recent decision to reduce the number of points required for Canadian certification of indie-fund projects has both supporters and detractors.
CMF-triggered production up 8% for 2015-16: report
The organization’s annual report shows an overall $371 million investment in Canadian projects.
Bell Fund distributes $4.3M across 23 projects
Among the projects receiving funding are Becoming Canadian, produced by eOne and Antica Productions for CBC.