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Canada and Northern Ireland reopen codevelopment incentive

Date Posted: May 5, 2020

The Canada Media Fund and Northern Ireland Screen announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. Click here to access the guidelines.

Now in its third consecutive year, the Canada-Northern Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audiovisual Projects funds the codevelopment of television projects in the drama, documentary, animation or education genres, or digital media content made for other platforms, including web series, video games, transmedia projects, and virtual or augmented reality.

The amount available for this year of the Incentive will be approximately £114,000 (CAD200,000) with half the funds contributed by each funding organisation. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the Incentive will be approximately £29,000 (CAD$50,000).

Since its inception, eight projects received a total investment of nearly £228,000 ($400,000) through this incentive.

Producers interested in applying to receive funding can apply until the Friday 14th August 2020.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this development incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. To learn more, please visit

About Northern Ireland Screen

Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and games industries, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education.

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