2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Racontami Ancora

Raccontami Ancora is an in depth critical analysis of the Italian immigrant experience in Montreal.

Miss Inc

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Diverse Languages Program

The Diverse Languages Program is designed to support independent production in languages that reflect the diversity of Canadians by funding projects in languages other than English, French, or Aboriginal languages. This program is part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Convergent Stream; thus, projects funded through this stream 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 Diverse Languages Program increased by $500K over 2011-2012 with a total CMF contribution of $2M to ten projects in Mandarin,  Spanish, and German. The increase in funding triggered a corresponding 26.0% rise in production budgets. Two-thirds of funding went toward Mandarin-language productions, representing the sole commitments in children’s and youth, drama, and the variety and performing arts genres. Three Spanish-language documentaries received 26.2% of funding. One additional documentary in German received funding for a total Diverse Languages Program commitment of 41.0% to the genre. Three dramas received 38.6% of funding in 2012-2013. All of the projects were complemented with digital media components receiving a total of $843K or a 42.2% share of total Diverse Languages Program funding, the highest level of all CMF Convergent Stream.

Funding by Language 2012-2013

  Funding
($K)
 
TV DM Total Number of projects Hours Budgets
($K)
Mandarin 770 564 1,334 6 27 -
Spanish 299 225 524 3 3 -
German 88 54 142 1 1 -
Total 1,157 843 2,000 10 31 6,049

 

Funding by Genre Trends 2012-2013

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Funding
($K)
Number of projects Hours Budgets
($K)
Funding
($K)
Number of projects Hours Budgets
($K)
Funding
($K)
Number of projects Hours Budgets
($K)
Children's & Youth 95 1 1 - 378 2 1 - 270 1 1 -
Documentary 772 5 14 - 713 6 7 - 820 5 6 -
Drama 133 2 3 - 235 1 5 - 771 3 23 -
Variety & Performing Arts 0 0 0 - 174 1 3 - 139 1 1 -
Total 1,000 8 18 2,978 1,500 10 16 4,799 2,000 10 31 6,049

 

Financing Sources

Broadcasters were the majority financiers in diverse language television projects at 41.5%, with the CMF providing 25.4% of television and 65.0% of digital media financing. Provincial governments were the other major partner in television at 24.9% and in digital media at 18.0%.

Financing 2012-2013

  Television Digital Media
($K) % ($K) %
CMF - Diverse 1,157 24.6 843 62.6
CMF - Convergent Digital Media Incentive, Northern Production Incentive 39 0.8 32 2.4
CMF 1,196 25.4 875 65.0
Broadcasters 1,954 41.5 180 13.3
Provincial 1,169 24.9 242 18.0
Federal 380 8.1 0 0.0
Private Funds 0 0.0 0 0.0
Producers 3 0.1 50 3.7
Foreign 0 0.0 0 0.0
Distributors 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 4,702 100.0 1,347 100.0

 

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