Programs & Deadlines

Canada is One of the Leading
Coproduction Partners in the World.

The CMF is part of Canada’s strong funding ecosystem that fosters audiovisual content creation and encourages international coproduction.

Together, Canada’s coproduction treaties and the CMF’s financing provide opportunities for Canadian producers and their international counterparts to share resources and talent to tap into new markets. As consumers have growing access to content from all corners of the world, producers can benefit greatly from working together on the international front.

Coproducing with Canada

Foreign producers need to find a Canadian partner before accessing any funding in Canada. Projects must have at least one Canadian and one international producer.
 
International Coproduction Treaties And MOUs
Canada has coproduction treaties and MOUs (Memoranda of Understanding) in place with more than 50 countries.

Telefilm Canada administers all coproduction agreements on behalf of the Canadian government. For guidelines and detailed information about treaties and MOUs, click here. To search for Canadian companies or productions registered as official coproductions, click here.

Canada’s Provincial/Territorial Screen Associations
As a collaborative effort with several Canadian funding organizations and industry associations at the national, provincial and territorial level, additional funding, tax credits and local services may be available through this wide network of industry organizations. For a full list of useful links, click here.
Additional Resources

Eye on Canada
Eye on Canada is a website developed by the CMF, Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). EyeOnCanada.ca allows Canadian and international producers to browse through photos, videos, production details, and production company information for Canadian television, digital media and feature film projects that have gone to market.

CMF Trends
Periodically, the CMF publishes research reports relating to coproductions, best practices, and case studies on our CMF Trends website.

International Coproduction and Codevelopment Incentives

The international coproduction and codevelopment incentives are designed to support the CMF’s objectives of finding innovative solutions to encourage the coproduction and codevelopment of content. The CMF partners with international funding organizations to develop matching funds to invest in the creation of innovative projects that have at least one Canadian and one international producer.


Below is a list of agreements for this fiscal year signed to date, with new international partnerships being announced throughout the year.

 
 Brazil

The International Codevelopment Incentive is a collaboration between Spcine and the CMF to fund eligible television and digital media coproduction projects between producers from Canada and Brazil.

The CMF and Spcine invite interested Canadian and Brazilian producers to share information on Spcine’s website that’s been specifically designed to foster coproduction opportunities, and to create their profile through the CMF's “Find a Coproducer” database.


Guidelines & References

2016-17 International Codevelopment Incentive Guidelines – Spcine
Summary of Changes in the 2016-2017 Guidelines
Digital Media Definitions
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: September 6, 2016

 Ireland

For the 2016-2017 year, the CMF and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) are introducing the Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects to fund new television projects (and digital media extensions of such TV projects) between producers from Canada and Ireland which fulfill both the mandate and vision of the CMF and the objectives and themes of BAI’s Sound and Vision Scheme.

The CMF has created an online tool to help facilitate introductions between Canadian and Irish producers. If you’d like to find someone to work with on your project, please click here to create your profile.


Guidelines & References

2016-17 Canada-Ireland Co-Development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2016-2017 Guidelines
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: January 13, 2017
 Italy

The Canada-Italy Co-Development Incentive is a collaboration between the CMF and the Directorate General Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism to fund the codevelopment of eligible one-off documentary projects between producers from Canada and Italy.

The CMF has created an online tool to help facilitate introductions between Canadian and Italian producers. If you’d like to find someone to work with on your project, please create your profile here.


Guidelines & References

2016-17 Canada-Italy Co-Development Incentive Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2016-2017 Guidelines
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing date: January 24, 2017

 Jerusalem

The Canada-Jerusalem Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the Jerusalem film fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority to create a joint program that encourages co-development and co-production of television and digital media projects.

The incentive team will facilitate introductions between producers and digital media agencies or territorial service providers located in both Canada and Jerusalem. Producers who wish to be a part of this contact network should follow this link to create their profile online.


Guidelines & References

2017-18 Canada-Jerusalem Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: October 19, 2017


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Joint Signature Form
Budget: International Codevelopment - Digital Media
Budget: International Codevelopment - Television
Budget: International Coproduction - Digital Media
Budget: International Coproduction - Television

 Brazil

The International Codevelopment Incentive is a collaboration between Spcine and the CMF to fund eligible television and digital media coproduction projects between producers from Canada and Brazil.

The CMF and Spcine invite interested Canadian and Brazilian producers to share information on Spcine’s website that’s been specifically designed to foster coproduction opportunities, and to create their profile through the CMF's “Find a Coproducer” database.


Guidelines & References

2016-17 International Codevelopment Incentive Guidelines – Spcine
Summary of Changes in the 2016-2017 Guidelines
Digital Media Definitions
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: September 6, 2016

 Colombia

The Canada-Colombia Co-Development Incentive for web series or other digital media projects in fiction, documentary or animation is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and Proimágenes Colombia with the support of MINTIC - Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia - to fund the co-development of eligible projects between producers from Canada and Colombia.

The CMF has created an online tool to help facilitate introductions between Canadian and Colombian producers. If you’d like to find someone to work with on your project, please sign up here and create a profile.


Guidelines & References

2017-18 Canada-Colombia Co-Development Incentive for Web Series and other Digital Media projects Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: July 4, 2017


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Budget: International Co-Development - Colombia
Joint Signature Form

 Denmark

The Canada-Denmark Co-Development Incentive for Digital Media Projects is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the Danish Film Institute to fund the co-development of eligible digital media projects between producers from Canada and Denmark.

The CMF has also created an online tool to help facilitate contact between potential co-development partners from Denmark and Canada. If you’d like to find someone to work with on your project, please sign up here and create a profile.


Guidelines & References

2017-18 Canada-Denmark Co-Development Incentive Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: December 12, 2017


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Budget: International Co-Development - Denmark
Joint Signature Form

 Germany

The Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH to create a joint program that encourages co-development and/or co-production of eligible digital media projects.

The CMF has created an online tool to help facilitate introductions between Canadian and German producers. If you’d like to find someone to work with on your project, please sign up here and create a profile.


Guidelines & References

2017-18 Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: December 12, 2017


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Joint Signature Form
Budget: International Codevelopment - Digital Media
Budget: International Coproduction - Digital Media

 Jerusalem

The Canada-Jerusalem Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the Jerusalem film fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority to create a joint program that encourages co-development and co-production of television and digital media projects.

The incentive team will facilitate introductions between producers and digital media agencies or territorial service providers located in both Canada and Jerusalem. Producers who wish to be a part of this contact network should follow this link to create their profile online.


Guidelines & References

2017-18 Canada-Jerusalem Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: October 19, 2017


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Joint Signature Form
Budget: International Codevelopment - Digital Media
Budget: International Codevelopment - Television
Budget: International Coproduction - Digital Media
Budget: International Coproduction - Television

 New Zealand

The Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund (CNZDMF) is a collaboration between NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to fund eligible international digital media co-production projects. This creative collaboration is about the discovery of and support for stories and storytelling that crosses national boundaries and that carries important cultural content.

The CMF have created an online tool to help facilitate introductions between Canadian and New Zealand producers and digital media agencies. If you’d like to find someone to work with on your project, please sign up here and create a profile.


Guidelines & References

2017-18 Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2017-2018 Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Closing Date: January 18, 2018


Application documents will be available soon.

 Wallonia (Belgium)

The Canada-Wallonia Digital Media Incentive for Multi-Platform Projects is a collaboration between Wallimage and the CMF to fund eligible international digital media coproduction projects. This creative collaboration encourages the coproduction of eligible interactive digital media projects between transatlantic producers.

The incentive team will facilitate introductions between producers and digital media agencies, or territorial service providers located in both Canada and Wallonia. Producers who wish to be a part of this contact network should follow this link to create your profile.


Guidelines & References

2016-17 Canada-Wallonia Digital Media Incentive for Multiplatform Projects Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: January 24, 2017

Find a Coproducer

The CMF and our international coproduction incentive funding partners invite producers interested in finding an international coproducer, as part of a current funding incentive, to create a public profile for their company and a specific project, if applicable. Your profile will be posted within a few days following your submission.

To find a potential match, please use the search feature below. The eligibility of producers and projects will be confirmed once a project application is submitted.

 
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Don Copeman

Located In

Canada

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa

Description

11th Hour Films Inc. is a production company focusing on the creation, development, and production of compelling and relevant documentary and drama programs for television.

Activities

Development - Television, Production - Television

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Diego Alejandro García

Company

2Inventive

Located In

Colombia

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Canada

Description

2Inventive Films is a Production Company which breathes, dreams and shoots creative audiovisual digital contents. We have experience producing Documentaries, Commercials, Web Series, Motion Graphics, Fiction, Digital Content among others, are part of our passion. All of them are generated by a highly creative and motivated team which has been awarded in local and international festivals.

Project Description

A series of short videos showing North American visitors involved in the most autochthonous Colombian cultural experiences.

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

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Richard Décailet

Located In

Colombia

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Canada, Colombia

Description

4Direcciones is an award-winning Colombian production company specializing in high-quality cultural, and environmentally-conscious content for film, web, art spaces and television. Co-founded by a strong creative duo of audio-visual artists with established careers in film, television, and documentary production, our credits include acclaimed projects on art, history, and the Amazon for regional and international television stations. 

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Development - Television, Production - Digital Media, Production - Television

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Nancy Fernandez

Company

64-A Films

Located In

Colombia

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Colombia

Description

64-A Films is a film, television and advertisement content production company dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, of creating parallel and longitudinal universes and of shaking emotions in the nervous systems of human beings who breathe in front of screens... of multiple screens. 

We develop and produce our own content, while we also provide Production Services in Colombia.

Project Description

The Canada-Colombia Co-Development Incentive for web series or other digital media projects is the reason for the creation of "Doll's House" "casa de muñecas" this series web is about the diferents facts of the women's world, mixing some jokes and truths We want to express the opinion seen by the other way, offering differents truths among common situations since the perspective of 5 kinds of women. Our target is women between 25 year to 35 years old.

Activities

Development - Digital Media

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Pasha Patriki

Located In

Canada

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Ireland

Description

Producers of Dramatic Content - feature and series format - for TV and VOD markets.

Project Description

1. Pre-teens/Teens TV series - a sitcom with the theme of Stanger Things, social commentary of The Family Guy, and the sets of iCarly.

2. Sci-Fi feature" Project Eve", about a lone female astronaut travelling to an unknown planet. Space VFX + beautiful Irish scenery!
Budget: $2mil CAD. A-list level talent.

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Development - Television, Production - Digital Media

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Aaron Cross

Company

Aaron Cross

Located In

New Zealand

Language

English

Interested in Working With

New Zealand

Description

Realtime Development Specialist

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

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Roberto Zorfini

Located In

Canada

Language

French

Interested in Working With

Italy

Description

Maison de production média numérique. documentaire, Série Web, film

Project Description

The idea that we had for this documentary is essentially for a small story to tell a big story. It starts with a fictional background of a man – a writer- who sets out in search for his past, retracing the footsteps of his father who had abandoned the family and emigrated from Naples to Canada in the 1950s and reinvented a new life. This “casus belli” will be the common thread that will take us on this adventure. Starting from the massive immigration of Italians to Canada at the beginning of the 1940s until the present day, the intention is to have the viewer’s attention focused on the reason why those Italians chose to speak English or French.

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Development - Television, Production - Digital Media, Production - Television

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Pierce Boyce

Located In

Ireland

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Canada

Description

Film and Television production Company

Project Description

Abú Media Films is an award winning production company based in Galway at the heart of a dynamic cluster of film and TV production companies. Galway is one of only a handful of cities worldwide that has achieved UNESCO City of Film status and Abú was at the forefront of the UNESCO application. Recent awards include best IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy Awards) for An Klondike aka Dominion Creek as Best Drama, best Actor, Best Script, Best Hair / Make and Best Irish Language. We strive to only bring quality projects through development and into production. The ocmany also has state of the art HD post production facilities os all projects get developed, produced and finished in-house, we are a one stop shop for all. Genres we prefer are Film, Drama, documentary, reality and Kids.

Activities

Development - Television, Production - Television

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Sacha Tousignant

Located In

Canada

Language

French

Interested in Working With

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand

Description

Adage Games develops and sells video games to the end-user markets. The company is building its portfolio with mobile games distributed on IOS and Android platforms. Mid-term the company is to develop games for PC. Adage Games focus its activities on products for « Mid-Core » gamers. We develop games with unique gameplays allowing our players to use and develop abilities such as reflexes, mental calculation, strategy, memory and rapidity. Also, we bet on short development cycle products, which allow us to release several games every year, extending our market reach. The company owns already 3 prototypes (« Construct », « Gate of Dawn: Lightbringers », « Hand of Darkness ») and 1 game commercialized: « Radar Warfare » published in September 2016 on IOS and Android.

Project Description

Multiplatform PC/Mobile online game

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

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Derek Hughes

Company

ADS Media

Located In

Canada

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Canada

Description

Film and TV production company in Canada

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Development - Television, Production - Digital Media, Production - Television

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