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24th August 2011

Canada Media Fund invests 3.4 Million Through English POV Program

Canada Media FundThe 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
 Total:  $288,169
Arctic Defenders  John Walker Productions Ltd.  NS  Digital Media  $50,000
 Television  $195,000
 Total:  $245,000
El Huaso  The Handshake Productions Inc.  MTL  Television  $69,000
Election Fever  Karma Film Inc.  SK  Digital Media  $100,000
 Television  $250,000
 Total:  $350,000
Exhibition (The)  Jove Pictures Inc.  BC  Digital Media  $171,500
 Television  $29,150
Total:  $200,650
Fly Colt Fly      Barefoot Bandit Productions Inc.  TOR Digital Media  $44,000
Television  $250,000
Total:  $294,000
Hue  Honalee Productions Inc.  BC Television  $89,194
Indie, with Child   Les Productions Catbird Inc.  MTL Digital Media  $25,000
Television  $230,300
Total:  $255,300
Lost Highway (The)  Insurgent Project 1 Ltd.  TOR Digital Media  $24,976
Television  $147,000
Total:  $171,976
Mirror Mirror     Dark Lullabies Inc. (dba DLI Productions)  MTL Television  $180,000
My Astronomers  Inigo Films Inc.  TOR Digital Media  $36,873
Television  $250,000
Total:  $286,873
Pyongyang Express  Zarathustra Films Inc.  TOR Digital Media  $34,045
Television  $222,104
Total:  $256,149
Rise Again   Diatribe Pictures Inc.  TOR Digital Media  $82,000
Television  $257,178
Total:  $339,178
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
Television  $80,000
Total:  $92,000
Number of POV projects:  16  Total Commitments:  $3,354,000


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