Export Assistance Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Export Assistance Program provides financial support to distribution companies having acquired exploitation rights of eligible Canadian feature films in selected foreign territories.


Comments on Funding:

Funding will be in the form of a non-repayable financial contribution, up to the lesser of the following amounts:
1. the minimum guarantee paid by the applicant for the acquisition of the exploitation rights of the project in all the eligible territories for which the applicant is applying; or
2. $45,000 per eligible territory, for a maximum cumulative amount of $90,000 per project.

Funding requests of less than $3,000 are not eligible.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be a company specializing in film distribution, excluding a sales agent,
  • own the rights to exploit an eligible project in one or more foreign territories
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit a completed application form with all the required supporting documents electronically via Dialogue.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. Rights acquisition contract;
2. Proof of payment of the sale’s amount disbursed at time of application;
3. Summary of the Promotion and Marketing Strategy (form available on Telefilm’s website);
4. Incorporation documents are required if they have been updated or modified since the applicant company’s last funding application to Telefilm Canada.

Other Things to Note:

Guidelines - March 30, 2023

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