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 either a distributor or a producer that is a Canadian controlled corporation
  • must either be the production company that produced the film and that continues to hold the distribution rights, or the distribution company that holds the distribution rights to the film
  • 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 a production program

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.

Key dates

Opening date
April 6, 2017

Region(s): Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West

Language(s): French, English

Exploitation report deadline
February 15, 2018

All required exploitation reports are due

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

Program applications must be submitted online.

Contact persons

Atlantic

Randall Fox

Toll free : 1-800-663-7771

Quebec

Isabelle Picard

Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Carmela Sciortino

Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Ontario & Nunavut

Randall Fox

Toll free : 1-800-663-7771

West

Randall Fox

Toll free : 1-800-663-7771