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Theatrical Distribution Compensation Program


Canadian distribution companies

Program overview

The Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program (“CACRP”) is designed to assist Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations that have suffered revenue losses due to venue capacity limitations and audiences’ continued reluctance to return to live performances as a result of COVID-19. 

Through the Theatrical Distribution Compensation Program, Telefilm will distribute a portion of CACRP funds to assist Canadian distribution companies whose business operations have been affected by public health advisories requiring complete theatre closures or reduced capacity, which has impacted the companies’ revenues and therefore their financial capacity. 

Who can apply

Eligible companies involved must:

  • Be under Canadian control.
  • Have their head office in Canada.  
  • Carry out their activities in Canada. 
  • Have distributed a minimum of two (2) Canadian feature films in commercial theatres in Canada between January 1, 2018, and September 1, 2022.

If you are a theatrical exhibitor, you are not eligible for this program. However, please visit our Theatrical Exhibition Program page.

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

The program is currently closed.

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September 12, 2022

Theatrical Compensation Program announced

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