Feature Film Marketing Fund

By mmuise

This program assists applicants with the promotion and marketing of feature film projects at time of theatrical release, festivals and markets to either enhance the promotion and marketing of the release theatrically and/or to attract the attention of distributors/sales agents to support the increase in commercial interest in the project.

Comments on Funding:

There is a maximum of $10,000 per funding period (April 1st to March 31st) per
associated parent company.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must:

  • be a resident Manitoba producer, defined as a producer who operates a production company in Manitoba;
  • be majority owned and controlled by Manitoba residents. Note: Applications must be submitted by an eligible Manitoba resident producer.
  • When a project involves a Manitoba Director and a Non-Manitoba Producer, both need to be included on the application. This is the only time that a Manitoba Director may apply (otherwise, the applicant must be the Manitoba Producer). (Partnerships with the distributor/sales agent where applicable are encouraged).
  • have eligible projects, including:
    a) projects receiving Manitoba Film & Music financing through the Feature Film Production Fund;
    b) a scripted, fictional (drama or comedy) feature length film or a feature length documentary;
    c) a live action or animation;
    d) a completed production, ready for distribution;
    e) produced by a Manitoba Producer with or without a secured distributor/sales agent;
    f) applying for an event that is industry recognized. This includes, but is not limited to, the following festivals or markets:
    i. Cannes;
    ii. TIFF;
    iii. Venice;
    iv. Sundance;
    v. Berlin;
    vi. Tribeca.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

There are no set deadlines for this program, applications can be sent in throughout the year; however, applications must be received at least three weeks prior to the event/release.

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