In 2017, the Danish Film Institute and the Canada Media Fund entered into a collaboration on digital content, supporting the co-development of new digital media projects between producers from Canada and Denmark. The aim is to promote the development of innovative, digital storytelling and to stimulate collaboration and exchange of knowhow between the two countries.
Eight Canadian-Danish projects have received funding during the first two rounds. The projects range widely in both format and content and include VR, games, live animation and interactive children's universes.
The Danish Film Institute and the Canada Media Fund have now extended the development agreement by one year, entering into the third round of their collaboration on new digital content.
New application round
The development incentive supports the development of digital content between Canadian and Danish producers that is innovative, explores new ways of storytelling, experiments with new formats and platforms and seeks to find new ways to engage with the audience.
The budget for the incentive is at CAD $300,000 (approximately DKK 1.5m). Each project can be supported with up to CAD $70,000 (approximately DKK 350,000). The projects require the participation of a Canadian and a Danish producer.
Application deadline is 12 December, and selected projects will be announced in mid-February 2020.