The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today an investment of $3.4 million in 16 projects through its 2011-2012 English Point-of-View (POV) Program. This program is designed to encourage English POV documentary production.
Of the 49 applications received for the English POV Program, the CMF has approved the funding for 16 projects. $2.7 million has been committed to television components and $0.7 million to digital media components. Fourteen projects were presented with a rich and substantial digital media component, of which 11 will be financed by the CMF, while two are using video on demand (VOD) and/or digital distribution as their additional platforms.
Of the approved projects, two are from British Columbia, one is a co-production between Nova Scotia and Nunavut, six are from Ontario, six from Quebec, and one from Saskatchewan. These decisions and funding commitments are preliminary, as all requests must undergo a contracting process.
|Convergent Project Title||Applicant(s)||Region||Platform||$ Commitment|
|An Ill Wind||Dark Lullabies Inc. (dba DLI Productions)||MTL||Television||$188,169|
|Moonray Studios||TOR||Digital Media||$100,000|
|Arctic Defenders||John Walker Productions Ltd.||NS||Digital Media||$50,000|
|El Huaso||The Handshake Productions Inc.||MTL||Television||$69,000|
|Election Fever||Karma Film Inc.||SK||Digital Media||$100,000|
|Exhibition (The)||Jove Pictures Inc.||BC||Digital Media||$171,500|
|Fly Colt Fly||Barefoot Bandit Productions Inc.||TOR||Digital Media||$44,000|
|Hue||Honalee Productions Inc.||BC||Television||$89,194|
|Indie, with Child||Les Productions Catbird Inc.||MTL||Digital Media||$25,000|
|Lost Highway (The)||Insurgent Project 1 Ltd.||TOR||Digital Media||$24,976|
|Mirror Mirror||Dark Lullabies Inc. (dba DLI Productions)||MTL||Television||$180,000|
|My Astronomers||Inigo Films Inc.||TOR||Digital Media||$36,873|
|Pyongyang Express||Zarathustra Films Inc.||TOR||Digital Media||$34,045|
|Rise Again||Diatribe Pictures Inc.||TOR||Digital Media||$82,000|
|Waiting Room (The)||Périphéria Productions Inc.||MTL||Television||$25,000|
|When Jews Were Funny||Sudden Storm Entertainment Ltd.||TOR||Television||$211,511|
|When the Trumpet Sounds||Parabola Films||MTL||Digital Media||$12,000|
|Number of POV projects:||16||Total||Commitments:||$3,354,000|