Marketing program

This program supports Canadian distribution and production companies looking to finance the marketing and distribution of their feature film project(s).

Who can apply

Canadian distribution and production companies in search of financing for the marketing and distribution of their feature film project(s).

Overview of the program

  • Priority is given to films that have been funded through one of our financing programs
  • The Marketing Program looks to support innovative marketing activities that will lead to increased theatrical accessibility and enhanced opportunities on digital distribution and multiple viewing platforms

Overview of eligibility requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • must be a Canadian controlled production or distribution company 
  • must either be the production company that produced the film and that continues to hold all the distribution rights in Canada, or the distribution company that holds all the distribution rights to the film in Canada
  • key personnel must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents

All projects must meet the following criteria:

  • be a feature length film that either is being or has been funded at the production stage under the Production, Theatrical Documentary or Talent to Watch Programs

OR

  • is or will be either certified by the Canadian Audio-visual Certification Office (CAVCO) as a “Canadian film or video production” or recognized as an official treaty coproduction by the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Please consult the guidelines below for specific eligibility requirements.

 

Latest updates

March 17, 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.

March 25, 2021

Updated guidelines

A new version of the Marketing Program guidelines 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 17, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

The program will close on February 17, 2023, 11:59 PM EST, subject to availability of funds.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST

Contact persons

Atlantic & Québec

Raluca Tuturman

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

Antoinette Duré

Phone : 438-469-1169
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Sharmili Mukherjee

Phone : 438-469-1132
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Marie Tweddell-Ouellet

Phone : 438-469-1268
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

LAÏLA MEZIRA

Phone : 438-469-1220
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Ontario, Nunavut & West

Farran Clements

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

MARJAN ALIZADEH

Phone : 647-475-4912
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

AMANDA LAUKYS

Phone : 647-475-4880
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

BETHY MONCION

Phone : 438-469-1293
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890