Papo & Yo

An interactive fable in which the primal relationship between parent and child is brilliantly allegorized in the tale of a monster and his small friend.

https://ar-ra1011.cmf-fmc.ca/index.php/media_centre/video/124
Dieu Merci!

A group of artists walk through a door to find themselves in a setting where they do not know who they embody, nor to what they will confront.

https://ar-ra1011.cmf-fmc.ca/index.php/media_centre/video/119
Rookie Blue

Sales: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden,  Worldwide (excluding USA)

Average Minute Audience: 1,805,000 

https://ar-ra1011.cmf-fmc.ca/index.php/media_centre/video/126

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.

Television

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 

Digital media components received 4% of total funding.

By Province TV Funding $K DM Funding $K Total Funding $K # of Convergent Projects TV Hours
BC 537 8 545 2 4
Manitoba 1,323 69 1,452 5 15
New Brunswick 5,017 172 5,189 14 50
Newfoundland 50 0 50 1 1
Ontario 4,465 233 4,698 9 43
Total 11,452 482 11,934 31 113
5-year average 11,205     31 122

By Genre TV Funding $K DM Funding $K Total Funding $K # of Convergent Projects TV Hours
Drama 4,463 52 4,515 3 19
Children's & Youth 1,056 75 1,131 2 17
Documentary 4,363 174 4,537 18 47
Variety & Performing Arts 1,570 181 1,751 8 30
Total 11,452 482 11,934 31 113

Footnote

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.

Financing Sources

At 43%, CMF represented the primary source of financing for Francophone Minority projects.

Financing Sources $ K %
CMF 11,934 43
Broadcasters 7,240 26
Federal Government 2,584 9
Provincial Governments 5,990 21
Distributors 0 0
Foreign 0 0
Producers 190 1
Private Funds 0 0
Other Canadian 0 0
Total Budgets 27,938 100
5-year average 25,444  

 

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