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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

Guidelines and Important Documents

Please review these documents for full program details.

Webinar – Introducing New Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program

Key dates

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

For festivals with start dates between October 1, 2024, and March 31, 2025.
January 02, 2024
8:00 AM EST
January 26, 2024
11:59 PM EST
For festivals with start dates between April 1, 2025, and September 30, 2025.
June 25, 2024
8:00 AM EDT
July 19, 2024
11:59 PM EDT

Latest updates

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February 8, 2024

New documents added

  • Visibility Grid
  • List of Canadian Films

November 23, 2023

Updated version of a document

  • Guidelines
  • Essential Information Guide
  • List of Required Documents
  • Evaluation Grid

November 21, 2023

‘Affidavit for Final Costs and Final Income for Activities’ form has been replaced.

The ‘Declaration – Final Costs’ form is now available.

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.

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




At final reporting




Business Policies

Past Guidelines


Atlantic and Ontario Region

Quebec and Canadian Francophonie

Sophie Therrien

Phone: 438-469-1263
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890

Pacific, Prairies and the Northwest Territories

Barbara Chirinos

Phone: 604-376-1046
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890

For any question regarding enrolment: