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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 We Promote page 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

Subject to availability of funds.
April 16, 2024
8:00 AM EDT
February 18, 2025
11:59 PM EST

Latest updates

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May 1, 2024

New or updated version of the following documents
  • Appendices to the Guidelines

April 3, 2024

New or updated version of the following documents
  • Guidelines
  • Essential Information Guide
  • List of Required Documents
  • Appendices to the Guidelines

May 25, 2023

Updated Appendices

New version of the Appendices to the Guidelines is now available. 

March 31, 2023

Updated Guidelines, Essential Information Guide and Annexes

New versions of the Guidelines, Essential Information Guide and Annexes are 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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