The Board of Directors of the Bell Fund has announced its decisions for the October 3, 2016 round of applications. Over $5.4M in grants has been approved for 27 of the 45 (English and French) applications received, as follows:
The following English language projects received Production Grants under the Bell Fund’s Production Program:
CBC 1 x 120 mins
Service Co.: Innovate By Day
DHX – Family Channel, 30 x 23 mins
APTN, 13 x 30 mins
Service Co.: Innovate By Day/ Switch United
Corus – Télétoon 40 x 11 mins
Corus – Teletoon, 27 x 22 mins
Service Co.: REDspace Inc.
Bell Media – Canal D, Discovery Canada, 10 x 60 mins
Service Co.: Deep Inc.
BBC Canada, Knowledge, Radio- Canada, Télé-Québec, 78 x 5 mins
Service Co.: TOBO
TVO, 13 X 30 mins
Service Co.: Tactica Interactive
DHX – Disney XD, 20 x 22 mins
APTN, 8 x 30 mins
Service Co.: LVL Studios
TVO, 20 X 22 mins
Channel Zero – CHCH, 12 x 60 mins
TVO, TFO, Knowledge, 13 X 30 mins
Service Co.: Emerging Playgrounds
The following projects received Development funding:
Kids’ Pet Club
Hop to It Productions Inc.
Producer: Susan Nation
Ethnic Channels Group
Sixteen Films Ltd.
Executive Producer: Moses Znaimer
Producers: Chris Remerowski, David Bratton
Zoomer Media – Vision TV
The following projects received TV Development Online funding:
Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc.
Executive Producer: Robert Cohen
Producers: Melanie Brobyn, Elana Devine
The following French language projects received Production Grants under the Bell Fund’s Production Program:
ICI Radio-Canada, 4 x 60 min
Service Co.: Folklore
TFO, Télé-Québec, Knowledge, BBC Canada,
52 x 11 min
Service Co.: Relish Interactive Inc.
ICI ARTV, 6 x 30 min
Service Co.: Dpt.
ICI ARTV, 1 x 60 min
Service Co.: Version 10
APTN, ICI Radio-Canada, 13 x 13 min
Service Co.: Turbulent
W Network, 18 x 50 min
Service Co.: Turbulent
TV5, 22 x 30 min
Service Co.: Les Affranchis
The following French language projects received Development funding:
Consolation – La résilience par le chant
Les Productions Flow
Vali Fugulin, Stéphanie Verrier
The following French language projects received TV Development Online funding:
Le Combat des cliques
The following French language organizations received Professional Development funding:
Cartoon Connection Canada et Pixel
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The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce engaging, interactive cross-platform digital content for Canadian broadcasters to complement and enhance associated television programs. Since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $170M in over 1,700 Canadian digital media projects, television programs, development grants, co-productions and support for research and professional development. The Bell Fund also undertakes training, research, business development and promotion for the digital media industry.
The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $17 M from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. In addition, the Development Program is supported by the interest generated by a $10M endowment. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry.
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