Participation to 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.

Recent updates

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.

November 29, 2018

Updated documents

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

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

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

Quebec

Raluca Tuturman

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

Carmela Sciortino

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

Ontario & Nunavut

Risa Veffer

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

West

Carrie MacGregor

Phone : 778-309-1769
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890