CMF invests $6.1M across 12 projects

The funding, distributed through the CMF's Aboriginal Program, was awarded to five kids' productions, five docs and two drama projects.
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The Canada Media Fund has invested $6.1 million across 12 projects through its Aboriginal program funding stream, the organization announced Tuesday.

Overall, five children’s and youth productions from across Canada received financing in this latest round, along with five documentaries and two drama projects.

The French-language, eight-part doc series Au pays des Michids from Manito Media received $350,000 in production financing, while its digital media component was alloted $30,000. Canal D is the broadcaster attached to the doc series. The science series Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, a series that aims to help kids discover science from an Aboriginal perspective, received $538,000 in funding. The digital media component of the Mama-oo Pictures series, which will air on APTN, was awarded $75,000 in financing.

The MOW drama Edge of the Knife, (producer not identified), received $750,000 in production financing while its digital media component, from Kingulliit Productions, received $100,000 in financing. The Nunavut Independent Television Network is the broadcaster attached to Edge of the Knife. Elsewhere, the fifth season of APTN’s Hit The Ice from Nish Media picked up $550,000 in production financing, while its digital media element landed $37,500 in funding. The second season of Rezolution Pictures’ doc series Indians and Aliens received $523,822 from the CMF, with the digital media component picking up $37,500 in funding. The series airs on APTN.

APTN’s Nations at War, from Chasing Pictures, was awarded $529,677 in funding, with its digital media companion receiving $74,997. Another APTN series, the Qanukiaq Studios’ production Qanurli, picked up $400,000 in production funding and $15,000 for its digital media component. The third season of the APTN French-language doc series Le Rythme was given $521,905 in financing from the CMF, along with $37,500 for its digital media element. Le Rythme is produced by Trinome Adario Inc.

Other French-language productions that received financing through the Aboriginal program included Productions’ Cayenne’s Stanley Vollant: Pas a pas. The kids series, to air on APTN, received $109,433 in funding, with its digital media element picking up $15,000. Eagle Vision’s Taken, a true crime doc to air on CBC and APTN, received $422,000 in production financing and $37,500 for its digital media elements.

The APTN pre-school series Teepee Time, produced by Jerryco Communications, picked up $300,000 in funding, with its digital media component receiving $75,000 in financial support. Finally, Airdog Media’s kids series underEXPOSED received $530,000 in funding, with its underEXPOSED Epic Adventure App project picking up $60,00 in funding.