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


Application documents will be available soon.

 New Zealand

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

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 connect with an international coproducer, please click here to create your profile.
 

Guidelines & References

2016-17 Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2016-2017 Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: September 20, 2016

 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

 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


Application documents will be available soon.

 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


Application documents will be available soon.

 New Zealand

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

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 connect with an international coproducer, please click here to create your profile.
 

Guidelines & References

2016-17 Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2016-2017 Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: September 20, 2016

 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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Pasha Patriki

Country

Canada

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

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

Country

New Zealand

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

New Zealand

Description

Realtime Development Specialist

Activities

Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

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Roberto Zorfini

Country

Canada

Language

French

CMF Incentive Focus

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

Country

Ireland

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

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

Country

Canada

Language

French

CMF Incentive Focus

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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KOUAME N'guessan Abel

Company

Afrika Toon

Country

Canada

Language

French

CMF Incentive Focus

Canada

Description

Studio d'animation 2D/3D

Project Description

Nous production des long métrages d'animation et des série d'animation. Nous voulons en faire des projets trans-média.

Activities

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

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Brendan Culleton

Company

akajava films

Country

Ireland

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

Canada, Ireland

Description

Brendan Culleton established Akajava Films in 1995 to produce quality television documentaries and feature film drama. Akajava has a particular reputation for producing well researched and crafted historical documentaries, using archive in an innovative visually creative manner. We have also produced award winning short drama for the Irish Film Board and national TV channels RTE and TG4.

Activities

Development - Television, Production - Television

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Andrea Ricciardi

Company

albamada srl

Country

Italy

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

Italy

Description

COMPANY PROFILE ALBAMADA In Business since December 2013, Albamada is a multimedia company with office in Rome to offer full services ranging from Documentary, Productions and crossmedia to motion pictures, web and tv. In 2014 Albamada has produced documentary “Roma Termini” directed by Bartolomeo Pampaloni and was selected in Rome Film Festival section “ Prospettive Italia” and Raindance London Festival 2015. The other documentary “Cabras where fables are born” directed by Raffaello Fusaro was selected in U.S. Premiere 2016 Art of Brooklyn NY Film Festival and Byron Bay Festival Australia and Festival Cinema C.A.F.A.  New York/ Brooklyn. In development two Doc title:\"Go Deep\" by Motus and Andreco in post-production. And Doc title \"Take over\" directed by Enrico Parenti/ S. Liberti shooting in Brasil, China and U.S.A. in development.

Project Description

The TakeOver How western and Chinese agribusiness are taking over the world's grain and meat supply, while putting small farmers out of business and plundering the environment. The problem of food scarcity has struck humanity since Malthus developed his famous theory in 1779. In recent times, mechanization, fertilizers, and plant breeding technologies have put on pause the concerns over food scarcity. But what if the “overpopulation theories” have been focusing on the wrong “beings”? What if the the population we need to worry about is the animal one, instead of the human one? Every year a population of 53 billion land animals eat plenty of food to grow as fast as possible and get to our plates. Livestock today consumes 40% of the world grain production. If meat consumption keeps rising at this pace, not only we will have to feed two more billion people by 2050, but we will probably need to feed more and more animals, with enormous repercussions on free land and the environment. The most staggering example of the speed of this “meatification process” is that in only thirty years half of the world’s hog population and a third of the chicken population “migrated” to China. What happened from the 50ties in western world is now happening in China: the more the wealth grows, the more animal consumption grows. This development is making China attractive to large companies keen to fulfill those massive demands of grains and meat. In the head of big transnational corporations, this is a huge business opportunity. According to them, the only viable solution to the growing population is to transform agriculture into a large scale system where only business with huge investment capacities can go forward and succeed. The result is an unprecedented concentration of land and power, with a handful of players controlling most of the food supply chain. What is at stake in this takeover of agriculture on a global scale are resources, biodiversity and rural communities. This fight for the control of the largest chunk of the food system is in fact blindly putting at risk millions of smallholder farmers and small-scale livestock producers all over the world. And it is causing huge damages to the whole world environment, ranging from deforestation in Brazil, climate change, all the way up to pollution from concentrated animal farms in the U.S and China. The world today is on a crossroad between those who are gambling on an agrarian system that puts at its center animal protein and large monocultures, and those who are trying to preserve a more traditional agriculture and keep it in the hands of peasants. The documentary is a mixture of stories gathered all around the world, from China to Brazil, from the United States to Africa. It describes this “takeover process” by telling the stories of huge landowners in Brazil, former officials turned into meat businessmen in China, farmers protesting the land grabbing in Mozambique and environmentalists denouncing the pollution caused by hog production in North Carolina. Besides those stories, it gives voices to many leading world experts on environment , agribusiness and finance.

Activities

Development - Television, Production - Television

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Elize Morgan

Country

Canada

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Description

Be careful, they spit. Digital series and games.

Activities

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

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Crystal Smith

Country

Canada

Language

English

CMF Incentive Focus

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

Description

A Television Production Company

Project Description

experts in unscripted factual genre

Activities

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

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