The Independent Production Fund and its evaluators have reviewed the 195 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 twenty-seven (27) projects, including 16 English-language and 11 French-language web series. In addition, several web series previously funded by the IPF will be eligible to apply for second season financing. The selected short-listed projects are now invited to submit complete Production Applications by May 4, 2015. 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 “the variety and strength of the proposals was very impressive, and our congratulations go to all of the 195 applicants who produced such high quality proof-of-concept videos and thoughtful proposals. The IPF’s web series funding program is very competitive and the selection process is daunting.”

Results for the first round can be found by visiting the IPF’s website.