International Festival Participation Pilot Initiative (English-language and French-language feature films)
As indicated in our 2011-2012 Corporate plan, Telefilm is reviewing all its programs, putting into place business processes that are simpler, more efficient and more focused on our clients’ needs.
Our Marketing support programs will be revised within the few next months and changes will be implemented in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
In the meantime, Telefilm is extending the International Festival Participation Pilot Initiative through 2012-2013 for English-language and French-language feature films, to support the promotion of Canadian productions and help producers and distributors take advantage of business opportunities on international markets.
Stimulating audience demand for Canadian content both here and abroad is a strategic priority for Telefilm—a priority that is reflected in our intensified efforts to actively promote Canadian content and talent.
The International Festival Participation Pilot Initiative complements the pool of our services and initiatives available for both language markets aimed at improving the commercial prospects of Canadian productions, increasing their visibility abroad, and providing networking opportunities to industry professionals at major international markets and festivals.
Here are the main changes from the previous pilot initiative approach:
- Support through the initiative is now provided as a non-repayable advance.
- An English-language feature film can now be shown at more than one festival, with support of up to $40,000.