Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced an agreement during gamescom 2017 to establish an incentive for the codevelopment and coproduction of digital media projects between Canadian producers and German producers based in Berlin-Brandenburg.

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.

The total amount of funding available through the Incentive is approximately CAD $300,000 (EUR 200.000) with each funding organization contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is CAD $300,000 (EUR 200.000). Funding will take the form of a repayable advance in development and of a recoupable investment in production.

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 left column). Submissions are open immediately and will close on December 12, 2017.

Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from the CMF and MBB. Recipients will be announced in February 2018.

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 Media Development
+49 331 74387 62

Maurice Boucher
Canada Media Fund
Director, Marketing and Communications
+1 514.496.6048

Important to know


  • Esther Rothstegge

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

    Tel: +49 331 74387 27

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Serial Formats

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