Screen Australia and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced a financing incentive of more than AUD$700,000 for three interactive digital media co-productions. It will support projects going beyond traditional screens wit content made available across different media platforms.

This programme is designed to encourage creative producers from each country to collaborate on experimental digital productions by facilitating the creation of innovative and narrative pieces. By funding projects that make use of modern or new technologies to tell their own culturally relevant stories, both countries demonstrate their continuing support for original storytelling in a digital age.

These three projects are – The Westbury Faery, Teenage Jesus – Metal Messiah and Inanimate Alice; Perpetual Nomads. All projects were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from both funding organisations. These projects also had to include a collaboration between one eligible Canadian and Australian producer.