CMF Unveils New Jerusalem Co-Development & Co-Production Incentive


MIAMI: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Jerusalem Film Fund of the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) are launching an initiative to support co-development and co-production of audiovisual content between Canadian and Israeli producers operating in Jerusalem.

The incentive is intended to encourage the co-development and co-production of TV projects in the drama, children’s and youth, and variety and performing-arts genres, as well as digital media projects in virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, documentary and animation. The total maximum contribution for each funded project in development is C$100,000 ($76,459), and the total maximum contribution for each project in production is C$250,000 ($191,149). Producers can submit applications until October 17.

“The Canada-Jerusalem Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive further supports the CMF’s objective to create international partnership opportunities for Canadian producers,” said Valerie Creighton, the president and CEO of CMF. “Both Canada and Israel produce world-renowned audiovisual content, and like Canada, Israel is a trusted co-development and co-production partner. We are thrilled to welcome the Jerusalem Development Authority to our growing family of international partners.”

“We are proud to learn from and team up with Canada, which has long ago set a high standard in creating and endorsing audiovisual productions,” commented Eyal Haimovsky, the CEO of JDA. “This partnership is the beginning of a wonderful friendship between Canada and Jerusalem, especially in co-creating content in the digital world such as VR, AR, animation and video games—this is the very world which the Jerusalem film fund will focus on these coming years.”