2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Shen Yun

Shen Yun 2012 presents colourful and exhilirating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, in theatres across Canada from December 2011 to April 2012.

If Mountains Could Speak

Eight-year-old Shanshan is visiting the Rocky Mountains with his Chinese Canadian parents and grandfather, Lao Ren.

Miss Inc.

Miss Inc. explore the backstage world of the 'Miss' manufacturing-machines -- and see how it all somehow co-habits with Hugo Chavez's government.

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 50% over 2010-2011 with a total CMF contribution of $1.5 M to ten projects in Mandarin, Italian, Spanish and Punjabi. The increase in funding triggered a corresponding increase in production budgets of 61%. More than 52% of funding went towards Mandarin-language productions, an increase of 30 percentage points over last year and representing the sole commitments in children’s and youth, drama, and the variety and performing arts genres. Four Italian-language documentaries received 27% of funding. Two additional documentaries in Spanish and Punjabi received funding for a total Diverse Language Program commitment of 48% to the genre, down from 77% in 2010-2011.

  2011-2012
$K Funding  
TV DM Total # Hours $K Budgets
Italian 399 0 399 4 4.0  
Mandarin 487 300 787 4 8.9  
Punjabi 124 1 125 1 2.0  
Spanish 189 0 189 1 1.5  
Total 1,199 301 1,500 10 16.4 4,799

 

  2010-2011 2011-2012
$K Funding   $K Funding  
TV DM Total # Hours $K Budgets TV DM Total # Hours $K Budgets
Children's & Youth 85 10 95 1 1.0   228 150 378 2 0.9  
Documentary 713 59 772 5 14.0   712 1 713 6 7.5  
Drama 100 33 133 2 3.0   160 75 235 1 5.0  
Variety & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0.0   99 75 174 1 3.0  
Total 898 102 1,000 8 18.0 2,978 1,199 301 1,500 10 16.4 4,799
 

Five digital media projects received funding in 2011-2012, representing 20% of funding, the highest proportion of all CMF funding programs.

Financing Sources

Broadcasters were the majority financiers in diverse language television projects at 38%, with the CMF providing 30% of television and 38% of digital media financing. Provincial governments were the other major partner in television at 22% and in digital media at 32%.

  TV DM
$K % $K %
CMF 1,199 30 301 38
Broadcasters 1,504 37 81 10
Provincial Governments 894 22 249 32
Federal Government 390 10 0 0
Private Funds 10 0 0 0
Producers 17 1 154 20
Foreign 0 0 0 0
Distributors 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0
Total 4,014 100 785 100

 

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