Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream

The Limited Edition Stream of the Promotion Program is open to film festivals and markets funded through the Promotion Program in fiscal 2020-2021.  

Program intentions

  • To consolidate support for established festivals and film markets that have received financial assistance under the Promotion Program during Telefilm’s last fiscal year
  • To help expand awareness of Canadian works among the general public
  • To fund activities that are aligned with national and international market needs, while helping to promote Canadian content and talent
  • To support a balanced portfolio of festivals in terms of regional representation and missions (e.g., festivals whose primary mission is to showcase the work of creators from underrepresented groups who historically have not had equitable access to opportunities in the industry)

Who can apply

Canadian organizations having received funding through the Promotion Program during Telefilm’s 2020-2021 fiscal year, or during the previous fiscal year if funding was not granted in 2020-2021 because last year’s edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Overview of eligibility criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • be a Canadian-controlled corporation operating in the film, television or digital media sector 
  • have its head office in Canada and carry out its activities in Canada 
  • key personnel must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents 

Film markets must meet the following criterion: 

  • having received Telefilm funding through the Promotion Program during Telefilm’s 2020-2021 fiscal year, or during the 2019-2020 fiscal year if funding was not granted in 2020-2021 because their previous edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Festivals must meet the following criteria: 

  • having received Telefilm funding of more than $5,000 through the Promotion Program during Telefilm’s 2020-2021 fiscal year, or during the 2019-2020 fiscal year if funding was not granted in 2020-2021 because the previous edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and 
  • having presented at least 15% of recent Canadian works in the programming of their last edition 

Film festivals or markets must be held in compliance with any and all applicable municipal, provincial and federal public health measures so as to protect the health and safety of participants, collaborators, employees and other organizers, as the case may be. 

For the full eligibility criteria, see the Guidelines below. 

Latest updates

May 4, 2021

Limited Edition Stream Guidelines - now available

Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream

May 4, 2021

Limited Edition Essential Information Guide - now available

Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream

Key dates

Opening Date
May 17, 2021

Opening date for film festivals and markets taking place between May 17, 2021, and December 31, 2021 

The Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream will begin accepting applications on May 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.mEDT. 

Closing Date
June 21, 2021

Closing date for film festivals and markets taking place between May 17, 2021, and December 31, 2021 

The Promotion Program – Limited Edition Stream will stop accepting applications on June 21, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

Contact persons

Atlantic region

Denise Jamieson

Phone : 902-234-1363
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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