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International Marketing and Festival Participation Program

The Canada Feature Film Fund’s International Marketing and Festival Participation Program is available to Canadian companies specializing in film production, distribution and sales, and aims to support the marketing and promotion of Canadian content and talent abroad. This Program was previously known as the International Festival Participation Pilot Program.

The Program’s objectives are in line with Telefilm Canada’s strategic priorities of promoting talent and increasing access to Canadian content. It supports the international marketing and promotional strategies of Canadian productions officially selected at recognized international festivals.

New in 2013-2014: although the primary focus of support of this Program will continue to be feature-length films, financial assistance through the Program can also now be awarded to short films.


Atlantic Region Vanessa Manco
Quebec Isabelle Picard and Carmela Sciortino
Ontario and Nunavut Vanessa Manco
Western Region Jennifer Porter

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Guidelines applicable as of June 14, 2013 for the International Marketing Program

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Application form

(275 KB)

Submit and track your application online using eTelefilm

Declaration of email address

(50 KB)

Declaration of Canadian Status of Corporation and Corporate Information

(116 KB)

Application Dates

June 14, 2013 - Applicants must submit their completed applications at least 3 weeks prior to the opening day of the festival for which participation support is being requested.
Region(s) : Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, West
Language(s) : French, English

Useful Tools

Template - Budget and Final Costs - International Marketing

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Visibility Grid - International Marketing

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

(47 KB)

News Releases

October 20, 2010
Telefilm Canada Supports Canadian-European Producer Engagement at Cartoon Connection Canada-EU

September 30, 2010
Telefilm partners with UK and Australia on exclusive business development events at MIPCOM 2010

September 28, 2010
Telefilm Canada, a partner of choice on the international market

September 7, 2010
Impressive Year for Canadian Cinema at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival

July 15, 2010
Canadian films on the international stage: Telefilm announces that five Canadian directors will present films in Locarno Festival’s official selection; another six films featured at Karlovy Vary last week

June 2, 2010
Spotlight on Canadian cinema in Shanghai

April 22, 2010
Strong visibility for Canada at Cannes: Telefilm helps over 70 Canadian companies forge business links

April 20, 2010
Telefilm announces second Canadian film at Cannes: ZedCrew from 26-year-old director Noah Pink to be at Directors’ Fortnight

April 15, 2010
Canada at Cannes: Telefilm announces that Xavier Dolan's “Les amours imaginaires” will be presented in Festival's Official Selection

December 16, 2009
Telefilm Canada announces Canadian shorts selected for Sundance 2010 and films selected for Slamdance 2010

December 4, 2006
French-language market: Telefilm Canada launches solid initiatives on the international scene

December 4, 2006
Telefilm Canada launches new pilot initiative to support the promotion of Canadian productions at key international festivals