Type of Program:
This program, formerly the Participation in international festivals and events support program, offers financial support to Canadian producers, distributors, and sales agents with projects officially selected at an international festival, as well as producers invited to an international coproduction forum.
Comments on Funding:
Funding will take the form of a non-refundable contribution to cover the eligible costs listed in the Eligible Costs Matrix, up to a cumulative maximum of $40,000 per project. Short films are only eligible for a maximum assistance of $2,500 per project. The amount of financial assistance will be determined based on the tier of festival for which the project is selected, the eligible costs claimed and the overall availability of funds.
The level of financing per festival may not exceed the specified maximums for each tier of festival indicated in Annex A or B, namely:
In exceptional circumstances and subject to the overall availability of funds, Telefilm may take into consideration financing requests exceeding the cumulative maximum of $40,000 for extraordinary international marketing campaigns. Such campaigns are generally for projects selected at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the BAFTA or the Césars in the category of "Best Film" or "Best Foreign Film" or at other major international festivals or markets.
When It Ends:
February 25, 2022
Applicants must submit a duly completed application form with all the required supporting materials electronically via Dialogue. All subsequent documentation must also be submitted electronically via Dialogue.
Applicants should submit their duly completed applications at least three weeks prior to the opening day of the festival or event for which a financial contribution is being requested. In all cases, applications must be submitted before the holding of the festival or event in which the applicants wish to participate.
Applicants must submit:
- 1Official letter from the Festival (or Event organizer, as applicable);
- 2Letter from the Producer;
- 3URL Link to the Project
- 4CAVCO Certificate or, if not available at time of application, Canadian Content Affidavit
The following documents are required if they have been updated or modified since the applicant company’s last funding application to Telefilm Canada:
- 5Incorporation documents;
- 6Corporate declaration.
Guidelines updated on September 24, 2021.