Export financing for film distribution

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About the program

Get up to $90,000 to export a Canadian feature film that has received financing from Telefilm, in one or more of the eligible territories set out in the program guidelines.

Not currently accepting applications

Who can apply?

Companies specializing in theatrical distribution who have acquired the rights to exploit an eligible project in one or more of the eligible territories set out in the Program guidelines and who are responsible of the effective exploitation of the project on these territories.

Overview of the program

  • Eligible distribution companies that have acquired an eligible Canadian project could receive financial support to cover costs relating to the promotional campaign for the theatrical release of the project (eg: creation of a new trailer, advertising and marketing costs, subtitling, etc.). A full list of eligible costs is provided in the Eligible Costs Matrix below
  •  The combined maximum assistance per eligible project is $90,000

Overview of the eligibility requirements

Eligible applicants

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a company specializing in film distribution, excluding a sales agent
  • own the rights to exploit an eligible project in one or more of the eligible territories set out in the guidelines
  • have paid a minimum guarantee for the acquisition of the rights of the project on the eligible territories
  • be responsible for the effective exploitation of the project in all of the eligible territories for which the applicant is applying (the applicant cannot apply for funding in a territory that will be sub-distributed by a third party)
  • have developed a marketing plan for the project in the eligible territories
  • have committed to theatrically release the project within the upcoming year in the eligible territories to which the applicant is applying

Eligible Projects

To be considered eligible, projects must be Canadian feature films that have received production assistance from Telefilm Canada and that were not theatrically released in the eligible territories for which the distribution company is applying.

Distribution companies must be able to carry out the effective exploitation of the eligible Canadian project  in one of the following eligible territories:

  • Argentina, Australia, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all Canadian funding programs.

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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