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Canada Germany Digital Media Incentive enters next round – A total of 300,000 euros available for digital content co-development and co-production efforts

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Next Round: 300.000 Euro für neue Ko-Entwicklungen und Ko-Produktionen von digitalen Inhalten

Medienboard and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) are releasing their joint development fund – the Canada Germany Digital Media Incentive – for the next round! It will support co-development and co-production efforts for digital content involving Canadian and German producers from Berlin-Brandenburg. Applications can be submitted effective immediately and until 1 September.

Helge Jürgens, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg managing director: “The cooperation with Canada, one of the most successful media locations on the globe, provides Berlin-Brandenburg's producers with numerous benefits: exchange with an important international market, new options for co-production and funding, a transatlantic network as well as new impulses and synergies in terms of content and production processes.”

To qualify for funding, projects must be developed for evaluation on digital platforms and can be from the gaming, web series, multi-platform or VR/AR experience areas. In its fourth year, the amount provided by the Canada Germany Digital Media Incentive is 300,000 euros, with both funding institutions contributing one half each.

Since the start of the programme in 2017, a total of 9 projects were funded with an amount of roughly 800,000 euros.

Go to application

Applications must comply with the criteria of CMF and Medienboard funding guidelines and can be submitted effective immediately and until 1 September 2020. Evaluations are performed by representatives of the Medienboard as well as the Canada Media Fund in equal measure.

? More information and guidelines

Find international partners

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this funding can create a company profile on the Canada Media Fund website. The profiles are accessible to producers from various countries. Networking with production partners is also possible via the website of the Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) supports, develops and funds the Canadian production of content for all audiovisual platforms. To promote international competitiveness, the CMF funds industry innovations, remunerates and rewards successful projects, facilitates market variety and provides assistance with accessing media opportunities via the industry and the public sector. The CMF is funded by the Canadian government as well as Canadian cable, satellite and IPTV providers.

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For further information, please refer to:

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Esther Rothstegge
Funding Excecutive
Tel: +49 331 74387 27

Canada Media Fund
Jill Samson
Program Administrator
Deputy Director – Portfolio Management
Tel.: +1 416 973 1819

André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Communications Manager
Tel.: +1 416.554.2768

press contact:
Laura Winkler
Communikation and Press
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
August-Bebel-Str. 26-53
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 331-743 87-62