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41st CineMart – Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, January 27 to 31, 2024


(Workshop – Emerging Producers) 

Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (“IFFR”), is offering three emerging Canadian producers the opportunity to attend the Rotterdam Lab, organized by the IFFR Pro & CineMart as part of the festival 2024. 

Initiated in 2001 by CineMart (the renowned co-production financing forum), the Rotterdam Lab is a 5-day workshop for emerging producers interested in international co-productions and seeking to expand their international network. The aim of the Lab is to help promising producers develop their network and provide them with skills to navigate the world of international film financing, sales, and distribution.

Rotterdam Lab offers a place to over 70 producers from over 40 countries.  Telefilm Canada’s partnership with the CineMart will allow three selected producers to participate in the Lab and receive a festival accreditation. 


To make sure that the Rotterdam Lab is as fruitful as possible for each of the participants, several conditions and guidelines have been set up

  1. The Rotterdam Lab is a program for emerging producers who have produced at least one narrative feature financed by Telefilm Canada and not more than two in their career.
  2. You must have a feature-length project (narrative) in development suitable for co-production.
  3. You are a Canadian citizen or have a landed permanent resident status. *Exceptions for films not financed by Telefilm Canada will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 


The choice of three participants is conducted by Telefilm Canada and the selected candidates will be informed by November 2023. 

Selected producers can apply to Telefilm’s International Promotion Program for financial support to attend this event. 


For further information, please contact Danielle Belanger ( 

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Mahnoor Masood (