The Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Versioning Program is designed to expand the accessibility of CMF-funded projects to other audiences by adding voice-overs and/or subtitles to projects, in languages other than the original language. Versioning increases revenue potential in other markets when Canadian projects gain further national and international sales. Projects receive funding on a first-come, first-served basis.
Number of projects by genre
|Children's & Youth||Documentary||Drama||Variety & Performing Arts||Total|
Number of projects by Original Linguistic Market
|English||French||Aboriginal and Diverse||Total|
In 2015-2016, the CMF’s Versioning Program had a $1.0M budget allocated to it and was fully spent, supporting 19 projects. A total of 15 of the projects (78.9%) were initially produced in the English-language and there were 11 projects (57.9%) in the Documentary genre. Of the total number of projects, 10 series, 6 one-offs, 2 mini-series, and one digital media project received versioning support. Two projects originally in Italian were versioned into English.