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In brief: Canadian projects receive $1.1M from CMF copro initiatives

Plus: HGTV Canada unscripted success Island of Bryan returns for season two and DGC donates to AFC’s mental health initiative in Prime Time Challenge.

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CMF teams with Creative BC and CMPA on predevelopment program

The $400,000 pilot program gives B.C.-based companies access to funds for script development, research and more.

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CMF awards over $13M across four programs

Plus, the inaugural edition of the WildBrain-CMF Kids & Family Development Program saw projects from Conquering Lion Pictures and Zone3 nab funding.

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CMF, CACE partner for $1.5M predevelopment program

The new program will allow Canadian distributors to trigger funding for projects in early development that are intended for the international market.

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HGF supports 27 films in first quarter of 2019/20

Nearly $400,000 in funding will be allocated to the films, which include scripts from Kathleen Hepburn (pictured), Jordan Canning, Jamie Dagg and Danishka Esterhazy.

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CMF commits $7.1M across 10 digital media projects

Secret Location’s Lost in the Dark and Dibs Studio’s Wild SanctuARy were among the select few.

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CMF invests $6.5M in 27 diverse, francophone productions

OMNI series Blood and Water is among 18 projects funded through the Diverse Languages Program, with another nine funded through the Francophone Minority Program.

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Applications open for Edmonton Screen Media Fund

The fund, run by the Edmonton Screen Industries Office, will provide loans and investments to screen media projects and ventures situated in the Edmonton metro region.

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HGF/Manitoba Shorts Program recipients revealed

The new $80,000 fund for short films is one of three launched by the funder this year.

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Creative BC, Rogers Group of Funds partner on development fund

The new initiative follows the announcement that Rogers will no longer serve as a partner on Telefilm Canada’s Theatrical Documentary Program.

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Telefilm updates theatrical doc program

After more than a decade, Rogers Group of Funds will no longer be a funding partner on the program for feature-length documentary projects.

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HGF expands footprint to Newfoundland & Labrador

Harold Greenberg Fund president John Galway on how the Fund is stretching its dollars further through new partnerships and uncovering untapped filmmaking voices.