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CMF names 16 doc projects for P.O.V. funding

Projects from EyeSteelFilm, Storyline Entertainment and John Walker Productions are among those that received funding from the Canada Media Fund's English P.O.V. program.
August 17, 2016

The Canada Media Fund is contributing CAD$5.5 million across 16 projects through its English Point-of-View (POV) program, which supports the production of English-language point-of-view documentaries.

Of the funding announced today (August 17), $4.2 million was allocated to the projects’ television components, while $1.3 million will go to digital media and VOD components.

John Walker Productions’ Assholes: A Theory received $387,000, while EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark received $382,935. Both projects are set to air on the Documentary Channel. Other Documentary Channel projects to receive funding are Relevision Productions’ Cool Daddy ($376,529 and $86,250 for digital media), and Storyline Entertainment’s Take Light ($301,898 and $76,463 for digital media) and You Are What You Act (324,625 and $80,625 for digital media), which will also air on Canal D.

Billy, which is set to air on TVO, received $205,563 as well as $196,312 for its digital media component. Other TVO projects to receive funding are Fathom Four Productions’ Four Fridges ($40,316 and $75,375 for digital media), Primitive Entertainment’s Lay of the Land ($147,904) and Storyline Entertainment’s Dolphin Man ($100,046), which will also air on the Knowledge Network.

Riddle Films’ The Jews Who Stole Christmas, which will air on CBC, received $400,000 and $131,397 for its digital media component. The Canada/Australia copro Smart Drugs, from Fathom Film Group, received $179,000 and $82,983 for its digital media component. The documentary is set to air on CBC as is Storystream Media Initiative’s Transformer which received $277,681 and $75,750 for digital media.

Productions Loaded Pictures’ The Forbidden Reel received $346,420 and $78,500 for its digital media component. Merit Motion Pictures’ Almost Almost Famous received $199,187 and $89,846 for digital media, while Rob Stewart’s Sharkwater: Extinction received $400,000 and $200,000 for digital media.

EyeSteelFilm’s Lincoln Detox received $179,800 and $77,595 for its digital media component. Super Channel is attached as the broadcaster.

(From Playback Daily)

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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