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.

 Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany)
DevelopmentProductionDM

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

2018-19 Canada-Germany Digital Media Incentive Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: December 4, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

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

 Colombia
DevelopmentDM

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

2018 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: May 18, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

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

 Denmark
DevelopmentDM

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

2018-19 Canada-Denmark Co-Development Incentive Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: December 12, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

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

 Ireland
DevelopmentTV

The Canada-Ireland Co-Development Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to fund the co-development of eligible audio-visual projects between producers from Canada and Ireland. It is the intent of the Parties to partner on this Incentive for a period of 3 years (2017 to 2019). The CMF and BAI reserve the right to modify these Guidelines for the 2019 iteration of the Incentive.

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

2018-19 Canada-Ireland Co-Development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2018-2019 Guidelines
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: September 28, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Budget: International Codevelopment - TV
Joint Signature Form

 Jerusalem

This incentive is currently closed. Information will be posted and an advisory will be sent once the incentive is reopened for the current fiscal year. Be the first to know by subscribing to our advisories. To access information on projects previously funded through this incentive, please click here.

 Luxembourg
DevelopmentProductionDMTV

The Canada-Luxembourg Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive for Audiovisual Projects is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle/Film Fund Luxembourg to support the co-development of television projects (fiction and animation), animated feature films, and digital media projects, as well as the co-production of digital media projects (AR – VR – transmedia projects - new technologies) for eligible projects involving producers from the two countries.


Guidelines & References

2018-19 Canada-Luxembourg Co-Development and Co-Production Incentive for Audiovisual Projects Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: September 27, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

List of required documents
Budget: International Co-Development - DM
Budget: International Co-Development - TV
Budget: International Co-Production - DM
Joint Signature Form

 Mexico

This incentive is currently closed. Information will be posted and an advisory will be sent once the incentive is reopened for the current fiscal year. Be the first to know by subscribing to our advisories.

 New Zealand
ProductionDM

The Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund is a collaboration between NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund 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

2018-19 Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2018-2019 Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Closing Date: January 17, 2019


Download Supporting Documents

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

 Northern Ireland
DevelopmentDMTV

The Canada-Northern Ireland Co-Development Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and Northern Ireland Screen to fund the co-development of eligible audio-visual projects between producers from Canada and Northern Ireland. It is the intent of the Parties to partner on this Incentive for a period of 3 years (2018-2019 to 2020 -2021).

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

2018 Canada-Northern Ireland Co-Development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2018-2019 Guidelines
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: November 13, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Budget: International Codevelopment - TV
Budget: International Codevelopment - DM
Joint Signature Form

 South Africa
DevelopmentTV

The Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the National Film and Video Foundation to fund the co-development of eligible television projects between producers from Canada and South Africa.

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


Guidelines & References

2018 Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive for Television Projects Guidelines
Summary of Changes in the 2018-2019 Guidelines
Appendix A: Definitions and Essential Requirements
Appendix B: Business Policies


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: October 10, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

List of Required Documents
Budget: International Codevelopment - TV
Joint Signature Form

 Wallonia (Belgium)
DevelopmentProductionDM

The Canada-Wallonia Digital Media Incentive for Multiplatform Projects is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and Wallimage Entreprises, s.a. to create a joint program that encourages the co-development and the co-production of eligible interactive digital media projects between transatlantic producers. The Incentive is only available to projects between Canada and Belgium, but does not exclude third-party co-producing partners from other territories.

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

2018-19 Canada-Wallonia Digital Media Incentive for Multiplatform Projects Guidelines
Appendix B: Business Policies
Digital Media Definitions


Deadlines

Selective process
Closing Date: October 2, 2018


Download Supporting Documents

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

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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Liliana Rincón

Located In

Colombia

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Canada

Description

We are an animated content creation and production studio. Storytelling is our passion and 3D and 2D animation our tools. We explore other platforms trying to open our stories and offer new experiences to our audiences.
We created and produced the tv series SABOGAL. Based on the tv series we developed a feature film. This feature was the first Colombian film nominated for best movie in prestigious Annecy Animation Festival (Among others).

Project Description

Of course, we love working with other companies too, so we create universes, characters, and animations for them to share information and knowledge with different audiences. That’s why we offer a complete service developing every process in animation, from the idea to the final product.

Activities

Production - Digital Media, Production - Television

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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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Lars Lehmann

Located In

Canada

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jerusalem, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, South Africa

Description

From Network Television to Feature Films, 775 Media Specializes in working with creators with a strong vision, helping them take their projects from concept to completion. We focus on films and projects that we would like to see, with an inclination toward "genre" offerings with their foundations in great scripts and talented storytellers.

Activities

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

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Lucero González Pasarán

Located In

Mexico

Language

English

Interested in Working With

Canada

Description

We create and produce films and Tv series

Project Description

From ordinary women (housewives, students, etc.) to famous actresses and dancers, who saw the injustices and cruelty of the war, and decided to be spies, messengers for the resistance and Nazi killers... 
The stories of these incredible women inspired me to make this program so that more parts of the world know their stories of inspiration, faith, humanity, perseverance, humbleness and courage. The anecdotes about their lives were investigated through the Internet, blogs and books.

Activities

Development - Teevision

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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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