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Festivals, activities and cinemas

Promotion – General Admission Stream

This stream aims to provide funding to small and emerging film festivals.

Promotion – Limited Edition Stream

This stream includes long-established medium to large-scale film festivals and film markets.

Promotion – Industry Initiatives Stream

This Stream provides funding for activities not covered by the other two streams of the Promotion Program, including awards ceremonies, alternative distribution networks, conferences and training activities.


Theatrical Exhibition

This program is for Canadian commercial theatre operators and is designed to support the exhibition of and access to Canadian films in Canadian theatres.

Theatrical Distribution Compensation

This program offers assistance to Canadian distribution companies whose business operations have been affected by public health advisories requiring complete theatre closures or reduced capacity, which has impacted their revenues and therefore their financial capacity.


General Admission Festivals Program

The General Admission Festivals Program provides streamlined funding to small and/or emerging film festivals taking place starting on or after October 1, 2023, that are aimed at the general public.


Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program

The Medium to Large-Scale Festivals Program finances long-established medium to large-scale film festivals and film markets in Canada, starting on or after October 1, 2023.