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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.

Key dates
August 18, 2022 8:00 AM EST
February 17, 2023 11:59 PM EDT

For all applications until the closing date or the depletion of funds.

Latest updates

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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.

August 17, 2022

Updated documents

New versions of the Guidelines, Essential Information Guide, List of required documents, and Eligible Costs Matrix are now available.

April 28, 2021

Updated documents

New versions of the FAQ, List of required documents, Eligible Costs Matrix, and Summary of the Promotion Strategy and Marketing are now available.

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


Phone: 438-806-4865
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890