International incentives

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.

Current Incentives

The international coproduction and codevelopment incentives support innovative solutions to encourage the coproduction and codevelopment of content.

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

Find a co-producer

The CMF and our international incentive funding partners invite producers interested in finding an international partner to use our search feature below. The CMF does not assess the admissibility to CMF programs of producers who wish to be listed here, but does evaluate their ability to promote themselves through this directory. The CMF does not specifically endorse any of the producers who choose to be added to this list.

Walter Forsyth

Gorgeous Mistake Productions

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom
Description

GMP is a Nova Scotia based, boutique production company focusing on independent film and digital and projects. Agnostic in our format, we strive to make impactful stories that resonate with audiences.

GMP has four Canadian Screen Award nominations, won a Canadian Comedy Award and TIFF’s Pitch This!, received a Sundance Documentary Fund and created over 30 projects, from corporate videos to feature films. GMP has produced award-winning scripted content including shorts such as ‘Old St. Nick’ (TIFF’s Best of Shorts), ‘Ingrid and the Black Hole’ (2016 Cannes FF Not Short on Talent), ‘Boyclops’ (TIFF), ‘There’s a Flower in My Pedal’ (TIFF Honourable Mention), and ‘How to Be Alone’ (eight million views on YouTube), along with two seasons of the award winning digital series, ‘Everyone's Famous’ with CBC (HollyWeb Award). Documentaries include the feature ‘Cubers’, the mid-lengths, ‘The June Bug Symphony’ (Hot Docs), and ‘30 Takes’ and two episodes for CBC’s Land and Sea (Nova Scotia Folk Art, Farm Workers).

In 2020, GMP released Darrell Varga’s feature documentary ‘Bread in the Bones’ which won best Atlantic Documentary at AIFF and Best Director at the Ambrosia Film Festival in Russia. This year GMP will release the feature documentary ‘Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing’ by John Scott. GMP is developing the dramatic series, ‘Arctic Passage’ with support from the CMF and Screen Scotland and the feature films, ‘Seventh Man’ and ‘Shred’ (part of Whistler’s Feature Film Lab, AFF’s Script Development Program, the Los Cabos Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund, PEI Screenwriter’s Bootcamp and the Trans Atlantic Partners Co-Production Program).

A past Banff CTV Fellow, TIFF Talent Lab and Producer’s Lab participant, GMP president, Walter Forsyth, sat on the Board of Hot Docs for six years and programs at the Lunenburg Doc Fest and the Hellifax Horror Fest.

A past participant in WIFT-AT New Waves Programme (2018), Britney Canzi is an emerging Latinx producer and actor. In 2019 she produced/acted in the award-winning short film ‘Presents’ (Gold for best Comedy - Royal Wolf) and wrote and acted in the horror short ‘Nuisance’ (FIN). She sits on the board of AFCOOP and WIFT- Atlantic.

CLAUDIO GUSMAO

GA Interactive Entertainment LTDA

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Quebec, United Kingdom, USA
Description

Brand new company focused in strategic planning, management and marketing for interactive media. IN 2020 started an branch office for interactive development and production joining with a very innovative company called dogs underground a high level team.

Vuyani

Arts Sake Productions

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
South Africa
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Canada
Description

Independent film house production.

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

Lauralee Sheehan

Digital 55

Development - Digital MediaProduction - Digital Media
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jerusalem, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Description

Digital 55 is a collective of award-winning designers, developers, researchers, and content producers creating innovative digital interactive media products and learning experiences. We believe that everything is a learning experience and we’re committed to producing human-centered, value-based digital media products, encouraging critical thinking on topics and stories that matter. 

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

Neo Ntlatleng

Viva Pictures

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
South Africa
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand
Description

Viva Pictures is dedicated to sharing African stories by new voices with the world.

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

Phumelele Mthembu

MVP Productions

Development - TelevisionProduction - Television
Located In
South Africa
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Canada
Description

We are a second generation film and television production company that have a considerable list of television and film content funded by the NFVF and other South African bodies. We are passionate and love global collaboration.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

Ariel Cid

Pudoctopus Entertainment

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico
Description

Pudoctopus is an entertainment studio located in Toronto, Canada, with representation in the USA, UK and Chile. We're all about entertainment!

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

Lewis Alsamari

Dreamstone Studio

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Scotland
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Australia, Canada
Description

Creator of comic books and graphic novels that are published worldwide and have film and TV adaptations ready.

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

Marc S. Grenier

Barøque Films

Development - TelevisionProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jerusalem, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Description

Founded in 2011, Baroque creates quality, original and creative productions. Established in Montrea, Baroque produces fiction and documentary projects for television and for cinema that are true to the company’s core values.

Créée en 2011, Baroque signe des productions originales, créatives et de qualité. Établie à Montréal, Baroque produit des projets qui correspondent à ses valeurs, tant des fictions que des documentaires, et tant pour la télévision que pour le cinéma.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

Catherine Drolet

Films de l'Oeil Inc.

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
FrencH
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
Description

Founded in Montreal by Catherine Drolet, who has worked in documentary production for 20 years, Films de l’Oeil is recognized for the high quality of all its documentary productions (cinema, television, web, digital campaign), all finalists or recipients of national and international awards.

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

Add me to the co-producer list

We 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.

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Additional Resources

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.