Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Loan & Subsidy


Description:

This program, through the Council of Europe, aims to support the coproduction of cinematographic works between Eurimages members, including Canada as its first non-European member.

Telefilm Canada receives applications for financial assistance submitted under the three Canada-France mini-treaties:

  • Canada-France mini-treaty – Film (production);
  • Canada-France mini-treaty – Animation (production); and
  • Canada-France mini-treaty – Television (development).

Comments on Funding

Eurimages support takes the form of soft loans (co-production support) or subsidies (theatrical distribution and exhibition). Soft loans are repaid on the basis of revenues generated by the projects supported.

  • For multilateral co-productions the participation of the majority co-producer must not exceed 70% of the total co-production budget and the participation of the minority co-producers must not be lower than 10%. 
  • For bilateral co-productions the participation of the majority co-producer must not exceed 80% of the total co-production budget and the participation of the minority co-producer must not be lower than 20%. 
  • For bilateral co-productions with a budget above €5 million, a majority participation of 90% of the total co-production budget is allowed.

When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

15 September 2021
11 January 2022
01 April 2022
15 September 2022

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Canadian production companies in search of additional financing for their film, animation, or television projects that are Canada-France co-productions.
  • EURIMAGES supports fiction, animation and documentary feature films of a minimum length of 70 minutes.
  • All projects submitted must have at least two co-producers from different member states of the Fund.
  • A minimum of 50% of the project financing must be confirmed in each co-producing country at the time of application.

Eligibility varies between types of projects:

  • Film projects are eligible in the production phase, once a preliminary recommendation (advance ruling) has been obtained.
  • Animation projects are eligible in the production phase, once a preliminary recommendation (advance ruling) has been obtained.
  • Television projects are eligible in the development phase, so no preliminary recommendation (advance ruling) is required.

Applications Steps:

1

The applicant must submit its application online to Eurimages directly. Producers with a submitted project must contact their national representative at the earliest opportunity.

2

Applications must be submitted via the on-line application platform by 6 p.m. (French local time) without exception, on the day of the application deadline.

3

All co-producers are obliged to fill out and sign a declaration on exclusion criteria via a newly created declaration platform (see Article 1.5.2. of the Regulations for Co-production Support). 

4

All full co-producers must have submitted their declarations when submitting their request for support

At the date of submission of the support application, 50% of the financing must be confirmed for each co-producing country.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
    A synopsis of the film (maximum 3 pages);
  2. 2
    The director’s comprehensive comments on the style, structure and visual presentation of the film. For documentary films, this should include an explanation of the 
  • visual approach;
  • access to the characters / situation / archives
  • why is the project intended primarily for theatrical release.
  1. 3
    The producer’s note (cf guidelines available online);
  2. 4
    The script of the film. For documentary films, the treatment shall replace the requirement of films, the treatment shall replace the requirement of providing a script;
  3. 5
    A summary budget in euros indicating the costs broken down per co-producer;
  4. 6
    A detailed budget in euros and in the delegate producer’s national currency indicating the costs broken down per co-producer.
  5. 7
     A copy of the co-production agreement(s) or deal memo(s) between the co-producers;
  6. 8
    Evidence of financing;
  7. 9
    Revenue statements for films previously supported by EURIMAGES and, where appropriate, reimbursement of the outstanding amounts.

Non compulsory items that it is highly recommended to supply:

  1. 10
    A treatment of the film (maximum 15 pages) giving a clear idea of the project and enabling the story-line to be fully understood;
  2. 11
    A brief description of the main characters.

Other Things to Note:

New regulations for the support of co-production of full-length feature films, animation and documentaries in force as of 1 January 2022.

About the author 

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