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Alberta ups film, TV investment with new grant program

The new Screen-Based Production Grant replaces the Alberta Production Grant.

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Bell Media ends BravoFACT, MuchFACT

The decision to cancel the programs comes after the CRTC in May deleted the condition of licence requiring Bell Media to contribute to the funds.

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Bell Fund launches four pilot programs

The changes come after the fund retired a number of its programs last month following the CRTC’s revised policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds.

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CMF inks development pact with NFVF

The $120,000 fund is an extension of the existing copro treaty with South Africa, which has produced titles such as The Book of Negroes and Winnie.

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CBC reveals second wave of Breaking Barriers recipients

Red Snow from Metis-Cree filmmaker Marie Clements was one of three projects to receive financing through the fund for underrepresented creators.

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CMF-financed content hit five-year viewership low in 2015/16: report

While more CMF-backed English-language content was broadcast on Canadian TV than in previous years, fewer domestic viewers tuned in to watch it on linear channels.

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In Brief: Eggplant, Mach Sound combine

Plus: Ontario government boosts culture sector funding and VIFF adds a special screening of Guy Maddin’s latest.

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CMF invests $362M in Canadian productions in 2016/17

While total investment dropped, funding triggered $1.4B in production activity, up slightly from the previous fiscal year.

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CMF invests $5.5M through POV program

An upcoming White Pine Pictures’ doc is one of 14 documentary projects selected in the funder’s latest round.

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Storyhive names 100K winners

Twenty five projects from creators in B.C. and Alberta will receive up to $100,000 each and mentorship from the NSI.

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Canada, Germany partner on digi media incentive

The $300,000 codevelopment and coproduction fund was announced at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

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CMF invests $8.9M through Aboriginal program

Eagle Vision’s Taken and Kwassen Productions’ Tribal Police Files were among 17 projects to receive a share of the funding.