2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Guidestones
Guidestones

Inspired by true events, Guidestones is the story of two journalism students who uncover a global conspiracy while investigating an unsolved murder.

Flashpoint
Flashpoint

Flashpoint is an emotional journey following the lives of the Strategic Response Unit as they solve hostage situations, bust gangs, and defuse bombs.

Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children

Midnight’s Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Salman Rushdie.

About the CMF

The CMF fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and 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 public and private sector partnerships.

Message from the Chair

"The CMF has completed its third year since it was created in 2010. Feedback from stakeholders, funders and the industry in general has helped shape the innovative organization we are today. From the outset of 2012-2013, the Board determined six strategic objectives to guide CMF policy and actions."

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Message from the President and CEO

"Canadian audiovisual content continues to win awards and attract audiences in Canada and around the world. The CMF is pleased to play an active role in fostering, developing and promoting this highly creative industry and contributing to the growth of Canada’s digital economy."

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Industry Partnerships

  • 49 partnerships

  • 11 Canadian cities

  • 7 international events

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Successes

CMF-funded content continues to connect with audiences, both at home and abroad, and to garner industry-wide recognition at major awards ceremonies.

Awards and Prizes

  • 95CMF-funded projects
  • 225awards
  • 21Canadian competitions
  • 20international competitions
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International sales

72

72 CMF-funded projects were sold across 6 continents.

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Audience Results

25

25 CMF-funded programs achieved audiences of over 1 million viewers on average.

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Funding Results

The CMF contributed $371.8M to Canadian television and digital media projects in 2012-2013, a four percent increase, or $13.8M, from the previous fiscal year, triggering $1.2B of industry activity.

Experimental Stream

85 experimental projects

85 innovative projects were selected, and received $35.1M in funding.

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Convergent Stream

489 convergent projects

$322.1M in funding for the production of 489 convergent projects, generating 2,688 hours of new content.

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Program Administration

12% more applications

2,053 applications were received, an increase of nearly 12% from the previous year.

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