Francophone Minority Program
The Francophone Minority Program is designed to encourage the creation of projects that reflect the realities experienced by French-language communities living outside the province of Quebec. This program is part of the Canada Media Fund’s Convergent Stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television and the other, digital media. Funding from this program is allocated according to a selective process, using an evaluation grid.
The CMF provided $11.93 million in funding to Francophone Minority productions with over 75% of funding going to dramas and documentaries. Projects originated from across the country, including two from British Columbia; five from Manitoba; 14 from New Brunswick; one from Newfoundland and Labrador, and nine from Ontario.
The CMF provided funding for two new drama series, Ramville I (1-15) and Rural.com I (1-10) while Belle-Baie continued its successful run, with production going into its fourth season. Sixteen projects were commissioned by Radio-Canada and ten by TFO, while APTN, Canal D, Télé-Québec, TVA and V Interactions each licensed one project.
Digital media components received 4% of total funding.
|By Province||TV Funding $K||DM Funding $K||Total Funding $K||# of Convergent Projects||TV Hours|
|By Genre||TV Funding $K||DM Funding $K||Total Funding $K||# of Convergent Projects||TV Hours|
|Children's & Youth||1,056||75||1,131||2||17|
|Variety & Performing Arts||1,570||181||1,751||8||30|
The Francophone Minority Program was oversubscribed in 2010-2011.
Performance Envelope Program funds supplemented the Francophone Minority Program by over $2,290,000 (19%) of total shown above, and were received by 13 projects out of 31.
At 43%, CMF represented the primary source of financing for Francophone Minority projects.
|Financing Sources||$ K||%|