A collaboration between NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund for the discovery and support of stories and storytelling that crosses national boundaries. In 2017 we are transitioning to a new single strategy and platform neutral fund, the NZ Media Fund. The below relates to our funding processes until 1 July 2017.
The Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund (CNZDMF) is for international digital media co-production projects. This creative collaboration is about the discovery of and support for stories and storytelling that crosses national boundaries and carries important cultural content.
In 2016-17 there is up to CAD $800,000 available, with $400,000 each from the CMF and NZ On Air (in their relative currencies). The total maximum contribution for each funded project is $400,000 CAD.
In 2015-16 we selected three innovative projects targeting children and young people - the funding was announced in March 2016. These three were selected from 14 applications that were assessed by teams from the CMF and NZ On Air.
If you are a NZ producer and you'd like to make contacts with Canadian companies to work with or vice versa, the CMF have created an online database of contact details. Please sign up and get your details into the system so that we can help to facilitate connections.
The application process is in two stages: ideas are submitted in the first stage, from which a shortlist of applicants is selected. Shortlisted teams then provide full proposals for the second stage.
Application form - please include this form with your application
Budget Summary sheet - please use this sheet for your budget outline
Three projects were selected in 2015-16.
Three projects were selected in 2014-15.
More details are available in the Guidelines, however as a starter, eligible projects must: