International marketing and festival participation program

This program supports Canadian production companies looking to finance the promotion and international marketing of their productions officially selected at an international festival, as well as producers invited to an international coproduction forum.

Who can apply

Canadian companies specializing in the production, distribution, and sales of Canadian films or coproductions officially selected at an international festival supported by the program, as well as Canadian production companies formally invited to take part in an eligible coproduction forum.

Overview of the program

Participation in major festivals abroad creates significant visibility for Canadian films by giving them access to sources of investment and additional distribution and marketing initiatives.

This program complements the pool of our international services and initiatives that are aimed at improving the market preparedness of producers and distributors.

The Festivals and Markets section details all our available services and promotional initiatives.

Overview of eligibility requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian-owned and controlled company and have its head office in Canada
  • be specialized in the production, distribution, and sales of feature and short films

All projects must meet the following criteria:

  • must be a Canadian coproduction or feature length film, made available in French, English or in an Aboriginal language, intended for theatrical release in Canada, and selected at one of the international film festivals listed in the annexes of the guidelines

OR

  • be a Canadian short film under 30 minutes of duration, made available in French, English or in an Aboriginal language, and selected for a world or international premiere at one of the festivals listed in the annexes of the guidelines

Please consult the guidelines below for specific eligibility requirements.

Recent updates

July 16, 2018

Guidelines

A new version of the International marketing and festival participation program guidelines and annexes is  available.

July 16, 2018

Updated documents

New versions of the  FAQ, list of required documents, Eligible Costs Matrix and Declaration – Final Costs are now available.

Program applications must be submitted online.

Apply online

Important dates

Application deadline

Completed applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the opening day of the festival.

Opening date
July 16, 2018

The program will reopen on July 16, 2018.
Region(s): Atlantic region, Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut, Western region
Language(s): French, English

Contact persons

Atlantic

Risa Veffer

Toll free : 1-800-463-4607

Quebec

Raluca Tuturman

Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Carmela Sciortino

Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Ontario & Nunavut

Risa Veffer

Toll free : 1-800-463-4607

West

Carrie MacGregor

Toll free : 1-800-663-7771