Results of the Luxembourg-Canada co-development and co-production incentive

Two projects have been selected for funding within this year’s round of the Luxembourg-Canada co-development and co-production incentive.

Wild Cities, a co-production between a_BAHN (LU) and Jam3 (CA). The project was granted production production support worth € 143,080 (FFL), or CAD 297,264 (CMF) respectively.

Wild Cities is an interactive AR story boosting kids’ eco empathy by empowering them to grow their own virtual forest. By growing and caring for a living virtual forest, nurturing local animal species and using their voices to interact with wildlife, players will forge a personal connection to nature.

The Dollhouse is a co-production between FocusArt (LU) and Zazie Films (CA). The development support granted under the incentive amounts to € 32,500 (LU), or CAD 47,450 (CMF) respectively.

The Dollhouse raises questions about modern slavery. It is an interactive animated VR experience during which the viewer investigates the drama unfolding in a Lebanese home the night the family’s domestic worker disappears.

The incentive was launched in 2018 by the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) with the aim to foster collaboration between Luxembourg and Canada. To be eligible, projects must be submitted by producers meeting the criteria of both organisations.

The annual combined budget of the incentive is CAD 900,000 (approximately € 600,000), with each party contributing half, for a total investment over a two-year period of CAD 1,800,000 (about € 1,200,000).

The total maximum combined contribution is CAD 100,000 (about € 65,000) for a television or digital project funded at development stage and CAD 500,000 (about € 320,000) for a digital media project funded at production stage.