Independent Production Fund (IPF) Web Drama Series 2016 Phase 1 Results

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April 6, 2016

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Independent Production Fund (IPF) Web Drama Series 2016 Short-list results

The Independent Production Fund and its evaluators have reviewed the 177 proposals for web series funding which were submitted this year from across Canada.  Over 40 industry professionals, consultants and advanced media students selected a short-list of 29 projects, including 18 English-language and 11 French-language web series.  Eight web series previously funded by the IPF will be eligible to apply for subsequent season financing.  The selected short-listed projects are now invited to submit complete Production Applications by May 2, 2016.  An international Jury will evaluate these proposals and the Board of Directors of the IPF will make final funding decisions in June.

Andra Sheffer, CEO of the IPF, noted that “there are a lot of great ideas and incredible enthusiasm for web series across Canada. Our evaluators were very impressed by the proof-of-concept videos that were produced and the creative materials that are in development. Although the IPF is limited by the funds at its disposal, we all hope that projects that were not selected will be able to find alternate means to proceed. It is challenging, but an exciting process.”

 

List of short-listed projects:

100 amis
Comedy
QC
Mistral Média
Mélanie Lamothe
Beck and Call
Comedy
ON
Rockfield Productions Inc.
David Guthrie, Amanda Pereira, Emma Louise Carter
Best Served Cold
Comedy
QC
Productions Pixcom Inc.
Jacquelin Bouchard, Sylvie Desrochers, Nicola Merola, Nadine Dufour
Cat Show
Comedy
ON
Diznee Productions
Kathleen Prinsen, Everardo Ramirez, Adam Burke, Glen Matthews
Come Again
Comedy, Drama
ON
Little Death Films
Mika Collins, Davin Lengyel
Dorian Gray
Drama, Fantasy
ON
Cycle 66 Inc.
Stéphane Lachance, RJ Lackie, Adam Tepperman, Gavin Phillips
Dufard
Comedy
QC
Productions Dufard - La Série
Simon Allard, Colin Racicot
Game(R)
Comedy, Drama
QC
Attraction Images
Micho Marquis-Rose, Julie Groleau, Richard Speer, Marleen Beaulieu
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Gay Mean Girls
Comedy, Drama
ON
Film House Films
Heyishi Zhang, Attila Zhang, Belle Wong, Claire Allore
Georges est mort
Comedy
QC
9299-2668 Québec Inc.
Carolyne Boucher, Charles Grenier, Sarah Pellerin

Georges est mort from Georges est mort on Vimeo.

Ghost BFF
Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
ON
Ghost BFF Inc.
Ana Serrano, Vanessa Matsui, Katie Nolan
HYPNO
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller
QC
La Récre
Julien Hurteau

HYPNO_pilote from la récré on Vimeo.

Kristal Clear
Comedy, Drama
ON
Just Focus Films
Amanda Fahey, Joshua Demers, Shannon Fewster, Davin Lengyel
Maison Mère
Comedy
QC
Romeo & Fils
Virginie Nolin, Marie-Christine Toupin

MAISON MÈRE from ROMEO & FILS on Vimeo.

People Watching
Comedy, Drama
ON
Lapaire Productions
Geoff Lapaire, Winston Rowntree
La Polyvalente
Musical
QC
La Guérilla
Frédéric Boivin, Pierre Alexandre Bouchard
Riding Hood
Drama, Mystery/Thriller
ON
Yellow Bear Studios
Ryan Lussing, John Murray, John Brunton
Running With Violet
Drama, Mystery/Thriller
ON
She Said Films, Tangible Matter
Rebecca Davey, Marie-Claire Marcotte, Miguel M. Matias
Save Me
Comedy, Drama
ON
iThentic Canada Inc.
Lisa Baylin, Catherine Tait
Le temps des chenilles
Comedy, Drama
QC
Les Productions Coton & Club
Camille Mongeau
When You Have to Buy a Baby
Comedy
ON
WendyL Productions
Tanya Hoshi, Priscilla Galvez, Daniel Iron, Kaaveh Shoman

 

List of previously funded projects eligible to apply for a subsequent season:

The Amazing Gayl Pile, Season 4
Comedy
ON
LaRue Entertainment
Morgan Waters, Brooks Gray, Matt King, Andrew Ferguson, Trevor Duwyn, Brittany Stephen
Just Passing Through, Season 3
Comedy
PE
83141336 Inc.
Adam Perry, Michael Kennedy, Jeremy Larter, Geoff Read, Jenna MacMillan, Jason Larter
Marc-en-Peluche, Season 2
Comedy, Drama - Teens
QC
Blachfilms
Vincent Lafortune, Benoît Lach
Mouvement Deluxe, Season 2
Comedy
QC
SPORT
Johannie Deschambault
Riftworld Chronicles, Season 2
Fantasy, Science Fiction
ON
Riftworld Productions Inc.
Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Andrew Smith, Laura Perlmutter, Bob Munroe
Switch & Bitch, Season 3
Comedy
QC
Turbulent
Sophie Galipeau
Überdude, Season 2
Comedy
ON
Smiley Guy Studios
Jonas Diamond
White Ninja, Season 2
Comedy
BC
Whiskaye Films
Tyler Funk, Jameson Parker, David Kaye

The Independent Production Fund thanks all of the evaluators for undertaking this selection challenge and sharing their insights and viewing experiences.

The IPF invests approximately $1.8 M in the production of 12 – 15 web series each year.  These series represent all demographics and genres, including action, animation, thriller, comedy and science fiction.  They also offer a variety of interactive activities for viewers.  The web series previously funded can be accessed at www.ipf.ca/webseries.

The IPF has invested over $9 M in the production of 84 web drama series in the past 5 years.  It is incorporated as a charitable foundation with an endowment valued at $36 M.  It uses the interest generated by the endowment and return on its project investments for its annual operations and project funding.  The Board of Directors is composed of representatives from the industry and undertakes all final funding decisions.

For further information:

Andra Sheffer

416 977 8966

asheffer@ipf.ca

Claire Dion

514 845 4334

cdion@ipf.ca

www.ipf.ca