Telefilm will be accepting financing applications for the 2016-2017 fiscal year for projects with budgets under $2.5M from March 1st until May 2nd, 2016, for both the English and French markets.
As of March 1st and until May 2nd 2016, Telefilm Canada will open the door to its Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund to English language and French language projects with a budget of under $2.5M. It is to be noted that the Production Program of 2016-17 for projects with a budget that is $2.5M and higher is currently open for both language markets. The Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund is available to Canadian production companies looking to finance their feature film projects in the production and/or postproduction stages.
As a reminder, please find below the changes addressed to last year’s program following continuous consultations with the industry. These changes have been brought forward to enhance the quality of the information and readiness of applications, which should result in better and timely decisions.
Overview of the changes:
Telefilm will consider, among other evaluation criteria, the overall financial viability of the project;
A new eligibility criteria was introduced for projects with budgets of less than $2.5M: a project must not have been previously submitted more than twice, starting from April 30, 2015 (full details in the Program Guidelines);
A Summary of the Marketing/Promotional Strategy was added to the required documentation.
To know the full details and eligibility criteria, consult this year’s Program Guidelines.
Production program for French and English-language productions for applications submitted as of April 30th, 2015
Production program for French and English-language productions for applications submitted as of December 16, 2013
2013-14 Production Program for English-language and French-language productions
2012-13 Production Program for English-language productions
2012-13 Production Program for French-language productions
Consult the business policies related to Canada Feature Film Fund
Submit and track your application online using eTelefilm
List of Required Documents
Declaration of email address
Filmography for Producer, Director or Screenwriter
Declaration of Related-party Transactions
Declaration of Related-Party Transactions at Final Costs
Affidavit – Canadian Content
Declaration of Canadian Status of Corporation and Corporate Information
Applications to the Production program must be submitted via eTelefilm.
The use of eTelefilm is also mandatory for the submission of all required documentation during the application process. If you do not yet have an eTelefilm account, please register at: www.telefilm.ca/en/extranet.
Now closed - opening date to be determined - Projects with budgets of less than $2.5M (English and French-language markets): Applications may be submitted for projects with budgets of less than $2.5M in both the French and English-language markets. Region(s): Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West Language(s): French, English
Frequently Asked Questions
Elements of track record
Standard Production Budget Template
Standard Budget Template for Greenlight Funding
Breakdown of expenditures incurred outside the co-producing countries
NEW! Summary of Feature Film Marketing / Promotional Strategy
List of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Requirements for Feature Films
Affidavit – Final Costs – budgets equal to or less than $250,000
Explanation of Cost Report Variances – Template
Exploitation Report (Standard Form)
Short Exploitation Report (Standard Form)
Telefilm Canada's Success Index: List of festivals and events
Development and Other Production Challenges: A Producer's Handbook
Expected market interest levels in the English-language market
Expected market interest levels in the French-language market
Creative Evaluation Grid (for international coproductions only)