The Independent Production Fund (IPF) has committed to funding web series until 2014. The announcement was made yesterday.
The web series funding program will now become the focus of IPF funding support for the next three years.
The next deadline for applications to the Web Series Program is March 1, 2012.
In 2010, the IPF launched a pilot program to support linear drama series created for new platforms. As a result, web series production took off in Canada.
In the past two years, 330 proposals were submitted to the IPF for web series funding. Twenty-six of these were approved for funding and can be seen on web portals around the world.
The IPF, along with several provincial funding partners, invests over $1.5 M a year in web series. They have been created for every demographic from pre-schoolers to adults representing nearly 2,000 minutes of drama in addition to associated interactive activities and social media.