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International Promotion Program


Project type
Feature films, short films, TV series, extended reality (XR) project
Project stage
All stages
Canadian production and distribution companies, sales agents

Overview of the Program

The International Promotion Program offers financial support for:

  • Participation and attendance for international festivals, forums and events.
  • International promotion campaigns.
  • Telefilm-invited international initiatives.

The Festivals and Markets section details all available international services and promotional initiatives offered by Telefilm Canada.

Who can apply

Canadian-owned and controlled companies:

  • Companies specializing in production and distribution
  • Sales agencies of Canadian feature-length or short films (drama or documentary), television series or XR projects
  • Production companies invited to take part in a coproduction forum
  • Companies invited by Telefilm to participate in one of its international initiatives

Canadian short or feature length film, a TV series or an extended reality project (XR) from Canada that is:

  • Selected for a recognized international festival.
  • An eligible coproduction project recognized by the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Telefilm recommends that applicants comply with the Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories for any travel outside of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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
April 19, 2022 8:00 AM EDT
February 24, 2023 11:59 PM EST

Subject to availability of funds.

Latest updates

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March 30, 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.

September 24, 2021

Updated Guidelines and Annexes

New version of the Guidelines and their annexes are now available. 

September 24, 2021

Updated Essential Information Guide

New versions of the Essential Information Guide is now available.

Apply for funding

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

Applications must be submitted online.

Application documents

Past Guidelines


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