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). Submissions are open immediately (after a consultation appointment at the Medienboard) and will close on September 17, 2019.
Projects will be evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from the CMF and MBB. Recipients will be announced early 2019.
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 cmf-fmc.ca.
For more information, please contact:
+49 331 74387 27
Canada Media Fund Program Administrator
Deputy Director – Portfolio Management
For media requests, please contact:
Head of Communication and Press New Media Funding
+49 331 74387 62
Canada Media Fund
Tel.: +1 416.554.2768
Next Deadline: 17.09.2019
Innovative Audiovisual Content, Canada Germany Digital Media Incentive, DIGI.TALe
Tel: +49 331 74387 27
Head of Press and Communications New Media Funding
Tel: +49 331 74387 62
Innovative Audiovisual Content
We support the development and production of innovative audiovisual content like games, transmedia and virtual reality projects.
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- 06/03/2019: Canada and Germany reopen digital media codevelopment and coproduction incentive
- 04/23/2019: “Trüberbrook” by bildundtonfabrik wins DCP 2019 in the category “Best German Game” & “Best Staging”
- 03/07/2019: MBB-funded game “Trüberbrook” nominated 4 times for the German Computer Game Prize 2019!
- 03/07/2019: Strong start into the funding year: Medienboard supports 9 innovative audio-visual productions with 670,000 euros and awards the highest individual grant for a game to date with 180,000 euros
- 01/18/2019: Medienboard funded four serial formats and three projects from the area of innovative audiovisual content at a total of 374,000 euros