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
- 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.
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.
A new version of the Participation to International Festivals and Events Support Program (formerly International Marketing and Festival Participation Program) is now available.
Annex to the guidelines
The program opens on January 12, 2021, 8 am EST.
Region(s): Atlantic region, Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut, Western region
Language(s): French, English
The program will close on March 12, 2021, 11 pm EST.