CFC gets $9 million from Ontario budget

The money, to be doled out over three years, is meant to support the centre's educational programs, according to Thursday's budget.

The Ontario government earmarked $9 million of new spending on the Canadian Film Centre in the provincial budget rolled out Thursday.

According to the full budget, available online, “the government will provide funding of $9 million over three years, starting in 2013–14, to support the Centre’s educational programs for advanced film, television and new media. This will also develop new market opportunities for its students and their projects.”

Slawko Klymkiw, CEO of the CFC, welcomed the news. The commitment, he said, “is a tremendous boost to digital media jobs and growth in Ontario.”

Last September, the CFC received $3.5 million from the federal government to support its digital-entertainment initiatives.

The CFC is marking its 25th anniversary in 2013.