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Export Assistance Program


Project type
Feature-length film
Project stage
Theatrical distribution companies

Overview of the program

The Export Assistance Program helps finance the international distribution of Canadian feature films, including the promotional campaign for theatrical release. 

Who can apply

Theatrical distribution companies who own the rights to distribute an eligible Canadian project in one or more foreign territories. 

Information about the program


Please review the documents for full program details and eligibility criteria.

Key Dates

IT support is only available on business days until 5 pm EST.

The program is currently closed.

Latest updates

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March 30, 2023

Updated documents

New versions of the Guidelines and Essential Information Guide.

August 17, 2022

Change in minimum guarantee

The minimum guarantee paid for the acquisition of rights must be $3000 or more.

August 17, 2022

Expansion of eligible territories

The eligibility criteria have been expanded to cover all foreign territories.

Apply for funding

Please read our How to apply page for more information on the application process.

Applications must be submitted through Dialogue.

Application documents


Declarations and affidavits

Business policies

Past Guidelines


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