International Promotion Program

This program offers financial support to Canadian production and distribution companies, as well as sales agents with projects selected at international festivals, as well as production companies invited to coproductions forums and companies invited by Telefilm to its international initiatives.

Who can apply

  • Canadian companies specializing in production and distribution, as well as sales agencies of Canadian feature-length or short films (drama or documentary), television series or XR projects
  • Canadian production companies invited to take part in a coproduction forum
  • Companies invited by Telefilm to participate in one of its international initiatives

Overview of the Program

Participation in international festivals creates visibility for Canadian projects by giving them access to sources of investment and additional distribution and marketing initiatives.

Our services and initiatives aim at improving the international market preparedness of Canadian production and distribution companies.

The Festivals and Markets section details all available international services and promotional initiatives offered by Telefilm Canada.

Overview of eligibility requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be the production or distribution company or sales agent of an eligible project
  • be a Canadian-owned and controlled company and have its head office in Canada

All projects must meet the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian short or feature length film, a TV series or an extended reality project (XR) selected for one of the international festivals listed in the annexes of the guidelines
  • be made available in French, English or in an Indigenous language

Projects that have been recognized by the Minister of Canadian Heritage as audiovisual treaty coproductions are eligible if they are selected at a festival or international event listed in the appendix corresponding to their format.

Telefilm recommends that applicants comply with the Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories for any travel outside of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please consult the guidelines below for specific eligibility requirements.

Latest updates

March 30, 2022

NEW GUIDELINES, ESSENTIAL INFORMATION GUIDE AND OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

A new version of the Guidelines, the Essential Information Guide and other supporting documents are now available.

September 24, 2021

UPDATED GUIDELINES AND ANNEXES

New version of the Guidelines and their annexes are now available. 

September 24, 2021

UPDATED ESSENTIAL INFORMATION GUIDE

New version of the Essential Information Guide is now available. 

May 13, 2021

GUIDELINES, ANNEXES, ESSENTIAL INFORMATION GUIDE, AND ELIGIBLE COSTS MATRIX

New versions of the Guidelines and their Annexes, the Essential Information Guide, and the Eligible Costs Matrix are now available. 

Key dates

Opening date
April 19, 2022, 8 AM EST

The program will open on April 19, 2022, 8 AM EST.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST.

Closing date
February 24, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

The program will close on February 24, 2023, 11:59 PM EST, subject to availability of funds.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST.

Contact persons

Atlantic

Raluca Tuturman

Phone : 438 469-1190
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Quebec

Raluca Tuturman

Phone : 438 469-1190
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Ontario, Nunavut & West

Randall Jason Fox

Phone : 778-309-1772
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Farran Clements

Phone : 647-475-4861
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

West

Randall Jason Fox

Phone : 778-309-1772
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890