Exportation: Programme d’aide à l’exportation (PAEX) (Export Assistance Program (EXAP))

By mmuise
Description:

Through its Export Assistance Program, the Quebecor Fund supports producers, distributors and broadcasters in developing audiovisual content for markets outside Quebec and internationally, and provides support in terms of marketing this content.


Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of reimbursable investment.
Funding ranges from $50,000 to $300,000, representing no more than 40% of the overall financing package.
Additional contribution of up to $80,000 is awarded to women-led companies.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • producers;
  • distributors;
  • broadcasters;
  • developing business models, including:
    a) Creating a development fund for projects intended for export;
    b) Developing a portfolio of pilot programs and/or formats intended for export;
    c) Supporting a marketing platform for audiovisual content;
    d) Developing more advanced tools to facilitate marketing (such as dubbing, subtitling, rebranding or models).

    When investing in projects, the Quebecor Fund gives preference to the following criteria:
  • Applicants with a business partner in development and/or marketing;
  • Application with confirmation of obtaining a broadcasting licence and/or the financial participation of a broadcaster in the project’s development, at the time of application;
  • Content intended for multi-platform distribution;
  • Projects allowing for the consolidation of expertise in the development or marketing of audiovisual content for export;
  • The creation of intellectual property rights;
  • Projects demonstrating the economic benefits for Quebec;
  • Applicants who show entrepreneurial spirit and are willing to take risks.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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Other Things to Note:

1. Applications can be filed at any time and must be submitted electronically (by email to info@fondsquebecor.ca, via Dropbox, WeTransfer or another platform of your choice), for the attention of Mr. Serge Thibaudeau, Chief Executive Officer.
2. The Quebecor Fund will only accept one application per applicant per fiscal year. The Quebecor Fund may invest in the same applicant for a second time depending on past recovery of financial contributions.

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