Promotion Program – General Admission Stream

The Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream provides funding to small and emerging Canadian film festivals.  

This Stream aims to support a balanced portfolio of festivals in terms of regional representation and festival mandates. 

Who can apply

Canadian organizations seeking financial support for small or emerging film festivals.  

All applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • be Canadian-controlled companies operating in the film, television or digital media sectors  
  • have their head office in Canada and operate in Canada  

All festivals must meet the following criteria: 

  • be aimed at the general public  
  • take place over a minimum 2 consecutive days in the same city or regional municipality   
  • include a minimum of 15% Canadian works and a minimum of 5 feature films in their programming  
  • their previous edition must have included a minimum of 15% Canadian works and a minimum of 5 feature films in its programming  
  • have been held at least once in their current format in the last 3 years or can demonstrate ability to deliver the current format 
  • Festivals must comply with all applicable municipal, provincial and federal public health measures to protect the health and safety of participants, contributors, employees and other organizers.

For full eligibility criteria, download the latest Guidelines in the Documents section below.  

 

Latest updates

March 24, 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.

December 2, 2021

General Admission Stream guidelines are now available

Promotion Program – General admission stream

May 6, 2021

General Admission Stream essential information guide is now available

Promotion Program – General admission stream

Program applications must be submitted online.

Key dates

Opening Date
April 25, 2022, 8 AM EST

For festivals between July 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023

The program will open on April 25, 2022, 8 AM EST.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST.

Closing Date
May 6, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

For festivals between July 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023

The program will close on May 6, 2022, 11:59 PM EST.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST.

Opening Date
January 16, 2023, 8 AM EST

For festivals between April 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023

The program will open on January 16, 2023, 8 AM EST.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST.

Closing Date
January 20, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

For festivals between April 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023

The program will close on January 20, 2023, 11:59 PM EST.

Note: IT support is only available until 5 pm EST.

Contact persons

Atlantic region and Ontario

Savine Wong

Phone : 647-475-4913
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Quebec

Sophie Therrien

Phone : 438-469-1263
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

Pacific, Prairies, Ontario and the Northwest territories

Barbara Chirinos

Phone : 604-376-1046
Toll free : 1-800-567-0890

For any question regarding enrolment: enr@telefilm.ca

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