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Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program


Activity type
Medium to large-scale film festivals
Activity date
Film festivals starting on or after October 1, 2023
Canadian organizations

Program overview

The Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program finances long-established medium to large-scale film festivals in Canada.

Who can apply

Canadian-controlled corporations who: 

  • Have their head office in Canada.
  • Work in the film, television or digital media sectors.
  • Have experience and expertise in organizing film festivals or markets.

Long-established medium to large-scale film festivals that: 

  • Have had at least 7 editions.
  • Have a minimum total activity budget of $300,000 CA.

Information about the program

November 28, 2023 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Webinar: Medium to Large-Scale Festival Program

Want to learn more about the program? Our webinar will cover:

  • Key program elements
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Funding application requirements


Please review these documents for full program details.

Key dates

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

Key dates
January 03, 2023 8:00 AM EST
January 30, 2023 11:59 PM EST

For festivals with start dates between October 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.

Key dates
June 27, 2023 8:00 AM EDT
July 24, 2023 11:59 PM EDT

For festivals with start dates between April 1, 2024, and September 30, 2024.

Latest updates

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September 29, 2022

For festivals taking starting on or after October 1, 2023.

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

Application documents

Business Policies



Atlantic Region and Ontario

Savine Wong

Phone: 647-475-4913
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890


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: