For printable version click: IPF Web Drama Series 2014 Short-list resultsMarch 31, 2014
Independent Production Fund (IPF) Web Drama Series 2014 Short-list results
The Independent Production Fund evaluators in Toronto and Montreal reviewed the 188 applications for web series funding which were submitted this year from across Canada. Nearly 40 industry professionals, consultants and advanced media students selected a short-list of twenty-three (23) projects, including 14 proposed English-language and 9 French-language web series. In addition, approximately a dozen web series previously funded by the IPF will be eligible to apply for second season financing. The selected projects are now invited to submit complete Production Applications by May 5, 2014. The Board of Directors of the IPF will make final funding decisions in June.
List of short-listed projects:
À temps pour Noël
Nadine Dufour, Marie-Ѐve Belleau Bérubé
Avec pas de parents
Vincent Lafortune, Benoit Lach
Are They Human/Jared Pelletier Productions
Jared Pelletier, Michael Chwastiak, Gabriel Napora
DHX Media Ltd.
Mazin Elsadig, Jonathan Malen, Al Mukadam
Matt Clarke, David Milchard
Entendu dans les bars
Be Happy productions
Louis-David Jutras, Jean-Sébastien Di Fruscia
No Media Kings
Jim Munroe, Sean Lerner, Anthony Cortese
Télévision Parallèle (Productions J)
Benoît Clermont, Marianik Giffard, Julie Snyder
Catherine Moreau, Mathieu McCollough Bouchard
Joe Pingue, Samir Rehem, Andrew Ferguson, Matt King
Jay Bennett, Bob Lackie
Version 10, Solofilms
Carolinie Gaudette, Louis-Philippe Rochon, Véronique Parenteau
March Family Letters
Wil Noack, Lauren Evans, Sarah Shelson
Mr. Fantasy / The Portal
First Love Films Inc.
Andrew Smith, Laura Perlmutter, Jonathan Williams
Paranormal Solutions Inc.
Sociable Films , Rare Little Bird & BiG RiG Productions
Nicholas Carella, Michelle Ouellet, Christina Sicoli, Kevin Rigney
Screen Asylum Inc.
Matt Raudsepp, Annie Murphy, Chris Agoston
Sing and Sail Away
Hunky Dorey Entertainment Inc.
Robert Mills, Fred Stinson
Sports Bar Heroes
Matt Kloske, Pat Smith
Samantha Wan, Davin Lengyel, Richard Young
Thomas est nerveux
Kimberly-Sue Murray, Kevin Kincaid, Surita Parmar
The Independent Production Fund thanks all of the evaluators for undertaking this selection challenge and sharing their insights and viewing experiences.
Alex Kolodkin (Founder/CEO, Set Scouter)
André Gulluni (Concepteur-scénariste)
Annelise Larson (Search and Social Media Strategist)
Astrid Rosemarin (Business & Community Development)
Barbara Bailie (Director, Digital – Family Channel)
Carly Beath (Communications Manager)
Emily Yaegar (Production Coordinator)
Erika Kumar (Business Analyst – BC Film + Media)
Erin Dean (Program Officer – Creative Saskatchewan)
Gina Desjardins (chroniqueuse et consultante nouveaux medias)
Ipsa Desai (Access Principal – Google)
Jacques Augustin (Consultant en développement des affaires)
Jean-François Grenier (concepteur multiplateforme)
Jessica Adams (Production Manager)
Julia Bennett (Media and Communications Specialist)
Kelly Lynne Ashton (Consultant, Screen-based media)
Patricia Lee (Digital strategist)
Ramona Pringle (Multiplatform Media Producer)
Steve Szigeti (Digital media consultant, Professor)
DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENTS
Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS)
Laurent Simon Lapierre
Ryerson University and Humber College
Jon Wayne Brown
The IPF invests approximately $1.5M in the production of web series each year. These series represent all demographics and genres, including action, animation, thriller, comedy and science fiction. They use social media to share and promote to their audiences and 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 $57 M in the production of television and web drama series in the past 23 years. It is incorporated as a charitable foundation with an endowment valued at $34 M. It uses the interest generated by 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 funding decisions.
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