NZ Canada Relationship Alive and Kicking

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have renewed their successful joint incentive for digital media co-production.

The total amount of funding available in 2015/16 is $1million (CAD), with $500,000 contributed by each of NZ On Air and the CMF to fund up to three eligible projects. The total maximum contribution for each funded project will be (CAD) $400,000. The contribution from each funding organisation to each project will be determined on a case by case basis.

The fund was established in the 2014/15 year and supported three border-busting projects that are now in production.

The initiative is now open to receive applications. The deadline for submission of ideas is November 17, 2015. A selection committee of NZ On Air and CMF representatives will assess and shortlist projects to go through to the next stage.

Shortlisted applicants will have until mid-February 2016 to provide full proposals, with up to three receiving funding.

To obtain the initiative guidelines, please click here.

NZ On Air and the CMF can help facilitate introductions between production companies. If you are interested in getting connected, a find a coproducer site has been created. Go there and register your details.

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 by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada's cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. To learn more, please visit



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The 2016 Vancouver International WIFT Festival

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Submissions for the 2016 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWIFF2016, March 8-13, 2016) and the International Screenplay Competition end October 15th, 2015. This six-day festival celebrates and promotes women working in screen-based media.

It accepts films with women in at least three of these key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer.

Films completed after March 2013 are eligible. As well as featuring films by women from around the world, the festival offers moderated question and answer sessions and panel discussions related to the films, artist talks, networking events, workshops, an awards ceremony, gala and industry events and hosts an International Screenplay Competition.

In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artist fees and all films are entered to win cash awards.

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Catch the October 15 deadline for @WIFTV's #VIWIFF2016 festival & Screenplay Competition. (March 8-13)