Canada Germany Digital Media Incentive

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced the reopening of their incentive for the codevelopment and coproduction of digital media projects between Canadian producers and German producers based in Berlin-Brandenburg. The announcement took place at CoPro 21, the Israeli Documentary Film Market taking place in Tel Aviv,  June 2019.

To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under both organisations’ criteria. Projects will have to be created for digital platforms and can be either a game, a web series, multiplatform content, augmented reality or virtual reality experiences.

Projects will be evaluated according to a set of criteria, including innovative and creative elements, how they engage the targeted community and audience, the creative team, and the viability of the projects’ budget and timelines.

Now in its third year, the Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive’s budget is set at 300.000 Euro, with each funding organization contributing half of the funds. Funding will take the form of a repayable advance in development and of a recoupable investment in production.

Since the Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive was launched in 2017, seven interactive digital media projects have received over 243.000 Euro in funding.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries. Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission (BBFC) offers the same service for the German capital region, which can be accessed by clicking here.

How to apply
All applications must comply with the guidelines for the Incentive which are available on both the CMF and MBB websites (have a look at the guidelines at the left column).

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit

For more information, please contact:

Esther Rothstegge

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Funding Advisor

+49 331 74387 27

Jill Samson 

Canada Media Fund Program Administrator

Deputy Director – Portfolio Management

+1 416.973.1819

For media requests, please contact:

Laura Winkler

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Head of Communication and Press New Media Funding

+49 331 74387 62

André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Communications Manager 

Tel.: +1 416.554.2768 


  •  Esther  Rothstegge

    Esther Rothstegge

    Funding Executive
    Innovative Audiovisual Content, Canada Germany Digital Media Incentive, DIGI.TALe

    Tel: +49 331 74387 27

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