Canada-Ireland projects receive over €143,000 in funding

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today (16.03.18) an investment of over €143,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.

Five Irish production companies will work with five Canadian companies in the development of the following projects.

Atlantic First Flight M3Tv Productions Ltd. (Ireland) & Wreckhouse Productions Inc. (Canada)  




Grosse Isle Tilted Pictures Ltd. (Ireland) & Sienna Films Inc. (Canada)  €15,817  



Here (For Now) Tile Media Ltd. (Ireland) & Picosphere Inc. (Canada)  




Tara and the Humanimals Shinawil Ltd. (Ireland) & CCI Productions Inc. (Canada)  




White Privilege Underground Films. (Ireland) & Rezolution Pictures International Inc. (Canada)  




Of the selected projects, two are documentaries, one is intended for children and youth and two are drama series.

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 the BAI’s Sound & Vision Scheme.  Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations.

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:

Sebastian Enke
DHR Communications
01 4200580/087-3239496

André Ferreira
Communications Manager