Participation in international Festivals and Events support program

This program offers financial support to Canadian production companies with 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 short and feature length films (drama or documentary) or coproductions officially selected at an international festival recognized 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 international 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 services and initiatives that aim at improving the international market preparedness of producers and distributors.

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

Overview of eligibility requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be specialized in the production, distribution, and sales of an eligible project
  • be a Canadian-owned under the Investment Canada Act and controlled company and have its head office in Canada

All projects must meet the following criteria:

  • must be a Canadian coproduction or feature length film, made available in French, English or in an Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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.

Latest updates

December 17, 2020

Addendum, FAQ and Eligible costs matrix

An Addendum to the program Guidelines and new versions of the FAQ and the Eligible costs matrix are now available.

November 29, 2018

Guidelines

A new version of the Participation to International Festivals and Events Support Program (formerly International Marketing and Festival Participation Program) is now available.

Key dates

Opening date
January 12, 2021

The program opens on January 12, 2021, 8 am EST.

Region(s): Atlantic region, Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut, Western region
Language(s): French, English

Closing date
March 12, 2021

The program will close on March 12, 2021, 11 pm EST.

Contact persons

Atlantic

Carmela Sciortino

Phone : 438-469-1257
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Quebec

Raluca Tuturman

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

Ontario, Nunavut & West

Lucie Meynial

Phone : 647-475-4870
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Risa Veffer

Phone : 647-475-4899
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

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