The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process will comprise a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories; industry working groups and advisory committees; as well as online consultation.

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The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today that 17 interactive digital media projects received a total of $12.1M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the Experimental Stream.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.

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Today, at the International Start Up Festival in Montreal, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) launched a report it commissioned about the audience engagement activities of Canada’s first digital entertainment accelerator, ideaBOOST.  Available only in English, ideaBOOST: Audience Engagement Report, is the result of a research partnership between the CMF and the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab and their ideaBOOST accelerator program. 

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The Canadian International Television Festival (CITF) will open on November 16, 2013 with Bell Media, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) as key supporters. The not-for-profit CITF will be the first television showcase festival in Canada and will provide a familiar platform for the public, journalists, broadcasting students, advertisers, and the industry to discover and enjoy new and returning English and French-language Canadian programs.  The CITF will also salute the diversity of the global television community, in acknowledgement of Canada’s expanding presence internationally. On the big screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Canada’s top cinema complex, the CITF will exhibit full episodes and retrospectives, as well as previews and other short-form content; while on-stage and on the red-carpet, fans will see cast reunions, Q&As, script readings, and other live events.

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