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Theatrical Documentary Program


Project type
Feature-length documentary
Project stage
Production and post-production
Canadian audiovisual production companies

Program overview

The Theatrical Documentary Program finances feature-length documentary projects in production and post-production.

Who can apply

Canadian audiovisual production companies that: 

  • Have their head office in Canada.  
  • Carry out their activities in Canada. 

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
July 18, 2022 8:00 AM EDT
August 31, 2022 11:59 PM EDT

Post-production applications – French Language Projects – All budget levels. Subject to availability of funding.

Region(s): Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut, Western Region. Please contact the National Feature Film Director prior to submitting an application.

Latest updates

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November 14, 2022

Updated Designation of Main Applicant and Sharing of Performance Ratio

An updated version is now available.

December 15, 2021

New version of the Guidelines

A new version of the Guidelines is now online.

December 15, 2021

New version of the essential information guide

A new version of the Essential Information Guide is now online.

December 15, 2021

New version of the required document list

A new version of the List of Required Documents is now online.

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



Declarations and affidavits

Business policies

Past Guidelines


For any question about eligibility and how to apply

Phone: 438-806-4865
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890

For any question about evaluation and decision-making

Atlantic Region

Lori McCurdy

Phone: 902-334-1365
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890


Peggy Lainis (English market)

Phone: 438-469-1197
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890

Anita Damiani (French market, all regions)

Phone: 438-469-1155
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890

Ontario & Nunavut

Melissa Amer

Phone: 647-475-4858
Toll free: 1-800-567-0890

Western Region

KimHsu Guise

Phone: 778-309-1779
Toll free : 1-800-663-1779
Email :

For any question about equity and inclusion

Ayesha Husain (English market)

Phone: 647-475-4914
Toll free: 1-800-463-4607

Hager Namly (French market)

Phone: 438-469-1178
Toll free: 1-800-463-4607

Indigenous Liaison

Adriana Chartrand (English and French markets)

Phone: 647-475-4911
Toll free: 1-800-463-4607