BAI and CMF announce opening of new round of development fund for audiovisual projects

Dublin / Toronto – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today the opening of the second round of the three-year funding incentive for the development of audiovisual projects.

Programme guidelines, application documents and deadlines for submissions can be found on the BAI website here. The deadline to apply is September 28th, 2018.

Both organisations have partnered for three years 2017-2019 to fund co-development projects between producers in Canada and Ireland. The total amount of funding available through the Incentive for this second year will be €140,000. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the Incentive will be €35,000.

The incentive seeks to fund television projects and digital media extensions of such television projects, which fulfill both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme. Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organizations.

Since the first funding incentive between Ireland and Canada was launched in 2016, the BAI and CMF have provided €289,000 to finance the co-development of nine projects; €143,000 of this funding was awarded to five projects in 2017 during round one of this three-year incentive.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this development incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit

About the BAI

The BAI is the regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. It also has a key role in developing and supporting the broadcasting sector in Ireland. There is currently a range of funding supports and initiatives in place, through which the BAI fulfils this role. Sound & Vision Ancillary Measures, such as the fund outlined above, are provided for under Section 5.6 of the Broadcasting Funding Scheme. These measures are designed and implemented in order to support the achievement of the objectives of the Scheme.

For more information, please contact:

Sebastian Enke
DHR Communications
01 4200580/087-3239496

André Ferreira
Communications Manager