The Canadian Television Fund Supports 19 Aboriginal-language Productions and 10 French-language Productions Outside Quebec through Special Initiative Programs

    TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) is pleased to
announce it will support 19 Aboriginal-language Productions, and 10
French-language Productions Outside Quebec (FLPOQ) in the first round of
funding, through its Special Initiatives funding stream for 2007-2008.
    The successful Aboriginal-language applications are from New Brunswick,
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Quebec, including inter-provincial
co-productions from Nunavut/Ontario and Nunavut/Montreal. Thirteen
documentaries, three Variety and Performing Arts projects and three Children
and Youth productions will provide 61 hours of new, original programming.
    To date, the successful FLPOQ applications are from New Brunswick,
Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. Seven documentary projects were
selected for funding, along with one continuing series from each of the
following genres: Drama, Variety and Performing Arts, and Children and Youth.
They represent 51 hours of new, original programming. The FLPOQ stream is
still accepting applications for 2007-08 funding. The final closing date for
eligible FLPOQ applications is September 6, 2007.
    "Productions funded through the Aboriginal-language and French-language
Production Outside Quebec Special Initiatives tell unique stories that are an
important part of Canadian history and culture," said CTF President Valerie
Creighton. "We were impressed with the quality of the submissions, and are
proud to fund television shows that lend a voice to communities that are often
under-represented in Canadian broadcasting."
    The CTF allocates funding to eligible Canadian productions through its
Broadcaster Performance Envelopes (BPEs) and its Special Initiatives streams.
Funding for Special Initiatives include Aboriginal-language Production,
French-language Production Outside Quebec, Versioning, and Development. In
2007-2008, French-language Production Outside Quebec has a total budget of
$8.39 million, and Aboriginal-language Production has a budget of $2.9

    French Language Production Outside Quebec (FLPOQ)

      Title                      Applicant            Hours      Region

    Children & Youth

    Moitié, moitié II         4050380 Canada Inc.       10   Ontario/Other

    Branché Arbre             Red Letter Films Ltd.      1   British Columbia
    Les Nouveaux mondes I     Les Productions            7   Manitoba
     (1-13)                    Rivard inc.
    L'@mour à haute        Bellefeuille Productions   1   New Brunswick
     vitesse                   Ltee.
    Peu importe l'âge         Mozus Productions          3   New Brunswick
     II (8-13)
    Violon sur le vif         Cojak Productions Inc.     1   New Brunswick
    La Croisée des chemins
     III (27-39)              6399550 Canada Inc.        7   Ontario/Other
    Justice et                Médiatique Inc.            1   Toronto

    Météo + II (11-26)        Les Productions R.         8   Ontario/Other
                               Charbonneau Productions

    Variety & Performing Arts
    Pour l'amour du           513890 N.B. Inc.          13   New Brunswick
     country V (66-78)

    Aboriginal Language Production
    Children & Youth             Applicant            Hours     Region

    Ispikison (Cree Speak)    Mama-OO Pictures Ltd.      3   British Columbia
    Mikuan V (46-52)          K8e K8e Productions        4   Quebec/other
                               artistiques et
                               culturelles inc.
    Wapos Bay (EPS 14-19)     Wapos Bay Productions      3   Saskatchewan


    Storytellers In Motion    Monkey Ink Media Inc.      1   British Columbia
     II (14-26)
    Finding El Dorado         Storytellers in Motion     7   British Columbia
                               Productions Inc.
    The Last Explorer         Real World Films Inc.      1   British Columbia
    Little Caughnawaga:       Rezolution Pictures        1   Montreal
     To Brooklyn and Back      International Inc.
    Sheila Watt-Cloutier      Mushkeg Media Inc.         1   Montreal
    Wabanaagig, Land of       Productions Taqramiut
     the Rising Sun            Inc./Taqramiut Nipingat   1   Montreal
     I (1-13)                  Inc. (TNI)

    Exile                     Bear Paw Productions       7   New Brunswick
                               Inc./Grana Productions
    Shikuen (1-6)             Igloolik Isuma             1   Nunavut/Montreal
                               Productions Inc./Kunuk
                               Cohn Productions Inc.

    Ayisiniwak ka-wicihacik   Les Productions Maikan     3   Quebec/other
     - People That Changed     Inc.
     Life (1-6)
    Metcom V (53-65)          Y'utthe Askiy              3   Saskatchewan
                               Productions Ltd
    The Experimental Eskimos  Metcom Productions Inc.    7   Saskatchewan
    Kitohcikew                Apuiti Inc./White Pine     1   Nunavut/Toronto
                              Atoshkewin Productions     1   Toronto

    Variety & Performing Arts
    The Mix (5-13)            Good Medicine Media Ltd.   5   British Columbia
    The New Canoe VII         Aarrow Productions Inc.    7   British Columbia
    Think NDN                 Wone Woman Works           7   British Columbia
                               Productions Ltd.

    Additional details on the successful Aboriginal-language and FLPOQ
applications will be available on the CTF website at

    The Canadian Television Fund was created in 1996 as a private-public
partnership to support the production and broadcast of high-quality Canadian
television programs. Over the past ten years the CTF has contributed 2.2
billion dollars to support 4,470 productions. This has resulted in more than
23,000 hours of great television for Canadians and has triggered more than
7.4 billion dollars in production volume across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Tina Novotny, Communications Officer, (416)
214-4401, or MaryBeth McKenzie, Director of
Communications, (416) 544-7489,

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