Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive Renewed


The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) have re-upped their incentive for the co-development and co-production of digital media projects between Canadian producers and their German counterparts based in Berlin-Brandenburg.

The initiative was renewed for a period of two years. The total amount of funding available through the Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive has been increased to approximately C$450,000 ($342,000), with each funding organization contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is C$300,000 ($228,000).

To qualify, projects must be created for digital platforms and can be either a game, a web series, multiplatform content, augmented reality or virtual reality experiences. As a further incentive, a delegation of Berlin and Brandenburg producers and developers from the field of digital content will visit Toronto and Montreal from September 24 to 28. The creators will participate in briefings on the digital media industry, company visits, one-on-one meetings, a co-development lab, as well as matchmaking and networking events. The goal is to bring Berlin-Brandenburg and Canadian companies together to facilitate the development of fruitful partnerships between them.