The Canada Media Fund (CMF) was created to support TV and digital media production in Canada, and the organization is headed to MIPCOM to further these efforts in the international market.
“Through funding received by the government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors, the CMF can develop policies and funding programs that directly impact the country’s audiovisual production industry,” says Valerie Creighton, the organization’s president and CEO. “Beyond funding content, we also foster the screen-based industry and promote Canadian content and audiovisual production in Canada. This key promotional pillar of our activities is centered on the positioning of Canadian content both in Canada and abroad with audiences and industry leaders.”
The CMF also has a variety of funding programs that target diversity, such as minority languages and Indigenous content.
“Developing new international partnerships and co-production opportunities for Canadian producers continues to be a top priority,” adds Creighton.