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General Admission Festivals Program


Activity type
Small and/or emerging Canadian film festivals
Activity date
Festivals taking place starting on or after October 1, 2023
Canadian organizations

Program overview

The General Admission Festivals Program provides streamlined funding to small and/or emerging film festivals that are aimed at the general public.

Who can apply

Canadian-controlled corporations who:

  • Have their head office in Canada.
  • Work in the film, television or digital media sectors.

Festivals that have had at least 2 editions before the one for which funding is requested.

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 5:00 pm EST

Key dates
October 30, 2023 8:00 AM EDT
November 03, 2023 11:59 PM EST

For festivals starting between April 1, 2024, and September 30, 2024.

IT support is only available on business days until 5:00 pm EST.

Key dates
May 15, 2023 8:00 AM EDT
May 19, 2023 11:59 PM EDT

For festivals starting between October 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.

IT support is only available on business days until 5:00 pm EST.

Latest updates

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April 26, 2023

New documents added

  • List of Required Documents
  • Corporate Information – Organizations Without a Share Capital
  • Application Form Preview and Guide – General Admission

September 29, 2022

For festivals taking place on or after October 1, 2023

There are new eligibility criteria. Please read the Guidelines and the Essential Information Guide.

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

At Application



Business policies


Atlantic Region

Denise Jamieson

Phone: 902-334-1363
Toll free: 1-800 567-0890

Quebec and Francophones outside of 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: