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Production Program

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 post-production stages.

Through continuous consultations with the industry, Telefilm has introduced a few changes with a view to enhancing the quality of 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.

Ontario and Nunavut clients: please contact Elena Raluca Hutanu Tuturman. 
See contact list below.

Contacts

Guidelines

Production program for French and English-language productions for applications submitted as of April 30th, 2015

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Production program for French and English-language productions for applications submitted as of December 16, 2013

(164 KB)

2013-14 Production Program for English-language and French-language productions

(216 KB)

2012-13 Production Program for English-language productions

(349 KB)

2012-13 Production Program for French-language productions

(343 KB)

Business Policies

Consult the business policies related to Canada Feature Film Fund

Forms

Submit and track your application online using eTelefilm

List of Required Documents

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Declaration of email address

(50 KB)

Filmography for Producer, Director or Screenwriter

(60 KB)

Declaration of Related-party Transactions

(60 KB)

Declaration of Related-Party Transactions at Final Costs

(71 KB)

Affidavit – Canadian Content

(125 KB)

Declaration of Canadian Status of Corporation and Corporate Information

(116 KB)

Application Dates

Using eTelefilm:

  • 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.

Projects with budgets of  $2.5M and greater, English-language market:
Telefilm continues to accept applications for projects with budgets of  $2.5M and greater in the English-language market.  
Region(s) : Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West
Language(s) : English

Opening Dates:


April 30, 2015 - 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

November 20, 2014 - Projects with budgets of $2.5M and greater, French-language market: Applications may be submitted for projects with budgets of $2.5M and greater in the French-language market
Region(s) : Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West
Language(s) : French

Useful Tools

Frequently Asked Questions

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Elements of track record

Standard Production Budget Template

(248 KB)

Standard Budget Template for Greenlight Funding

(74 KB)

Breakdown of expenditures incurred outside the co-producing countries

(37 KB)

NEW! Summary of Feature Film Marketing / Promotional Strategy

(65 KB)

List of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Requirements for Feature Films

(33 KB)

Affidavit – Final Costs – budgets equal to or less than $250,000

(47 KB)

Explanation of Cost Report Variances – Template

(148 KB)

Exploitation Report (Standard Form)

(731 KB)

Short Exploitation Report (Standard Form)

(624 KB)

Telefilm Canada's Success Index: List of festivals and events

Development and Other Production Challenges: A Producer's Handbook

(313 KB)

Expected market interest levels in the English-language market

(295 KB)

Expected market interest levels in the French-language market

(295 KB)

Scoring Grid

(56 KB)

Creative Evaluation Grid (for international coproductions only)

Contacts

See offices contact information

Picard, Isabelle
Quebec

Sciortino, Carmela
Quebec

Hutanu Tuturman, Elena Raluca
Quebec

Porter, Jennifer
Western Region