December 1 to 4, 2023

HBFF ENCORE PRESENTATION: Canada Media Fund 101 – A deep look at working through CMF funding streams

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The Canada Media Fund delivers $353 million in funding annually to support the Canadian television and digital media industries through two streams of funding. Do you qualify? Do you need help figuring out where to apply? Join us as we talk to CMF one-on- on and get the best advice possible for working through their systems and accessing the most amount of money possible for your project.

Moderator: Portia Clark - Host, CBC Morning Live

Portia is an established journalist with a solid reputation as a trusted interviewer who has covered some of the country's biggest stories throughout her 20-year career with CBC. Portia has strong roots in rural Nova Scotia, having grown up in Sandy Cove on Digby Neck and in Bear River. She is actively involved in her community and enjoys participating and supporting a variety of local community events. Personally, she likes to run and explore all of what Nova Scotia has to offer with her husband and two kids.

Guest Speaker: Caroline Chopra - Deputy Director, Portfolio Management, CMF Program Administrator, Telefilm Canada

With Telefilm Canada since 2006 and working specifically with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Program Administrator team, Caroline Chopra is currently one of the Deputy Directors responsible for the various programs under the CMF’s Convergent Stream.