The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have today (06.11.19) announced an investment of over €94,000 to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects.
Three Irish production companies will work with three Canadian companies in the development of the following projects:
Pembridge Film Production Ltd. (Irish applicant), Plausible Commn. Corp. (Canadian applicant)
BAI €20,000, CMF $14,700
O’Sullivan Productions Ltd. (Irish applicant), Cedar Island Films Inc. (Canadian applicant)
BAI €14,170, CMF $25,804
Where the Wild Geese Go
El Zorrero Films (Irish applicant), Stitch Media Ontario Inc. (Canadian applicant)
BAI €15,000, CMF $25,000
Now in its fourth year, the CMF and BAI have provided over €406,261 (CAN$589,078) to finance the co-development of 14 projects to date. To be eligible for funding, the selected projects must be intended for broadcast by eligible Irish and Canadian broadcasters, involving at least one Irish producer and one Canadian producer. The incentive funds television projects and digital media extensions of such television projects, which fulfill both the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme and the guidelines of the CMF. Projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations.
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André Ferreira, Communications Manager, Canada Media Fund
Notes to Editors:
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 cmf-fmc.ca.
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.