Telefilm Canada – Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream


The Limited Edition Stream of the Promotion Program provides financial support to long-established medium to large-scale film festivals and film markets previously supported by the Promotion Program.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a non-repayable financial contribution to cover the applicant’s eligible costs as described in the attached Appendix. Telefilm’s financial participation will be based on, among other things, the film festival or market’s budget, the private financing obtained, the film festival or market’s size, and Telefilm’s financial participation for the previous edition festival or film festival.. All eligible applicants will be informed by Telefilm, prior to the opening of the Stream, of the amount of financial participation they are eligible for, subject to compliance with the Stream’s criteria.

In addition to the regular stream funding, applicants and festivals who meet the additional eligibility criteria for the Reopening Fund will receive a non-recoupable contribution top-up of up to $150,000.


An applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. be a Canadian-controlled corporation, as defined in sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act, working in the film, television or digital media sectors;
  2. have a head office in Canada and operate in Canada;
  3. be financially sound and demonstrate, to Telefilm’s satisfaction, that sound governance measures allowing the film festival or market to take place are in effect;
  4. have experience and expertise in organizing film festivals or markets of a nature and scope comparable to the one submitted for Telefilm funding;
  5. to be eligible for reopening funds, the applicant must be in need of funding for business continuity and to safeguard jobs.

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. Constitutive documents for the applicant corporation;
  2. Corporate declaration;
  3. Activity proposal;
  4. Budget and Financial Structure of the festival or film market.

Other Things to Note:

  1. The Reopening Fund, announced by the Government of Canada on June 28, 2021, supports organizations and projects that deliver in-person experiences and events.
  2. Telefilm Canada was mandated to administer $10 million over two years to support film festivals across the country recover and enhance their online and in-person activities. Such reopening funds will be distributed through Telefilm’s Promotion Program via the General Admission Stream, the Limited Edition Stream and the Open Access Stream.
  3. Guidelines updated on March 31, 2022.

Program Contact:

Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream


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