Canada-Ireland projects receive €120,000 in funding

Dublin (Ireland) / Toronto (Canada), March 9, 2017 – The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the  Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today financing of €120,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.

Four Irish production companies will work with four Canadian companies in the development of the following projects.

Project Title Production Companies BAI Funds (EUR) CMF Funds (Approx. EUR)
The Drownings Soshefeigh Media (Canada)
New Decade TV (Ireland)
€17,140 €16,280
The Edge Facet 4 Media (Canada)
Saffron Pictures (Ireland)
€25,000 €11,840
The Week I Ruined My Life Farpoint Films (Canada)
AMN Productions (Ireland)
 €23,059 €10,000
Viking Empires Cream Productions (Canada)
Tile Films (Ireland)
€8,571 €7,960
Total  €73,770 €46,080

To be eligible for funding, the selected projects were required to be intended for broadcast by eligible Irish and Canadian broadcasters, involving at least one Irish producer and one Canadian producer. The incentive seeks to fund television projects (and digital media extensions of such television projects), which fulfil both the guidelines of the CMF and the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations.

Click here for more information on the projects that received development support through this incentive.

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.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Joanne Ahern/Sebastian Enke
DHR Communications
01 4200580 / 087-9881837 / 087-3239496

André Ferreira
Communications Manager