CMF’s Aboriginal Program Backs 17 Projects


The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has awarded a total contribution of C$8.9 million ($7.1 million) to 17 convergent projects that applied for production funding through its Aboriginal Program.

Ten documentaries, three children’s and youth programs, three drama series and one variety and performance arts project will receive funding. Five of the projects are from British Columbia, two hail from Manitoba, two are from Nunavut, and four each are from Ontario and Quebec. Applications for funding were evaluated by a jury composed of individuals from Indigenous communities. Jury members were Jason Lewis, Melissa Mollen Dupuis and Jason Ryle.

Including this round of funding, since 2010, the CMF has invested more than C$59.7 million ($47.4 million) in 125 Canadian Aboriginal productions through the Aboriginal Program. Aboriginal producers also access funding across several other CMF programs, including the Northern Incentive and the Performance Envelope Program.