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CIFVF scores budget increase and five-year funding commitment from Heritage

News | 11/09/2000 5:00 am EST

The Canadian Independent Film and Fund (CIFVF) is no longer in limbo, having been granted stable funding of $1.8 million per year over five years by Canadian Heritage. The government funding, likely to be topped up with about $300,000 in annual contributions from Star Choice Communications Inc, will be distributed next year in two installments, according to Robin Jackson, head of the Ottawa-based organization that provides funding to independent producers for non-theatrical productions.

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