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.

Applicants will be permitted to apply via Dialogue generally 10 days in advance of the Program’s Closing Date.

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.

Dates to remember

Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany)

Selective

Final Closing Date
July 5, 2022

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.

Paul Shoebridge

The Goggles

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, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, USA, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Quebec
Description

Award winning co-creator and producer of the interactive documentary, Welcome to Pine Point, the augmented reality book, The Book of Darryl, co-creator of The Ghosts In Our Machine interactive, the print book I Live Here, in development on Chasing the Sun, an interactive piece about climate change.

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

Derek A.

Crazy Voice Film Corp.

Development - Digital Media
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Germany, Ireland, France, United Kingdom
Description

Irish-Canadian screenwriter-editor-producer, with engaging tales set in North America, Europe & Eire.

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Activities
Development - Digital Media

Pascal Atuma

The Atuma Brothers International Company (TABIC) INC.

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Australia, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Quebec
Description

Pascal is seasoned Filmmaker with over 15 years’ experience and several Awards to his name. This multi-talented Canadian/Nigerian actor, film producer, screenwriter, has about 10 Producer credits, 14 Writer/Screen play credits, and 12 Director credits and 20 Actor credits, to add to his list of accomplishments. He has produced movies that sold in blockbuster videos, Amazon Prime, Netflix etc. As a director, he’s helmed most of his twelve movie productions “CLASH” (A Canadian Multiracial story) which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and played the Lead Role was released by NETFLIX in the African territory on May 18th, the movie trended #1 on NETFLIX Africa for 19 days straight and Netflix expanded the release of CLASH globally, on July 8th and it is still streaming on Netflix right now.

Additionally, one of Pascal’s short films SWEET REVENGE, another wonderful movie (A Canadian interracial story), that he Wrote, Produced and Directed, Won the 2018 Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud - Just for Laughs, & Eat My Short Lion's Gate Competition in Montreal, Canada. Out of 653 submissions within Canada and the United States of America, Canada emerged the winner! “BloodLines” (with Billy Dee Williams & Lynn Whitfield, released in North America March 10th ,2015), the move streamed on Amazon prime. LAPD African Cops (with Vanessa Bell Calloway, Luenell, Dorian Wilson, Brian Hooks released in Cinemas in West Africa Dec 4th, 2015), Hurricane In The Rose Garden (with Tangi Miller, Aloma Wright, Hakeem Kae Kazim, already released), also streamed on Amazon. The movie Only In America (with Tanjareen Martin & Sandra Achums, already released and distributed by maverick entertainment. Sexy Boy In America (with Pagor Akot & Bless Brown) “Who Is the Man?” “Okoto the Messenger,” “My American Nurse” and its sequel, “My American Nurse 2.” His breakout directorial debut, “My American Nurse,” premiered in the United States at the 2006 Pan African Film Festival.

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

Marco Taloni

1GJV Media

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, USA, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Quebec
Description

Marco Taloni is based in Toronto Ontario, started filmmaking career in Italy, working for Karol Film, making TV Series for the major Italian broadcaster. He went to the Centro Sperimentale of Cinematography, and studied screenwriting with Jose' Maria Sanchez, and wrote TV series. There ha been an hiatus from filming, going to work as business developer for family reasons, working internationally in Italy, Africa, Canada, Asia.

In 2014 came back in filming writing a script for TV Series, Johnny The Mule, 10 episodes of 50 min each, inspired by real stories in between Burma, Laos, Thailand and North America, and written meanwhile living in Thailand for five years.

Wrote several projects, for TV and feature length.

At the present time working for projects of film development at 360 degrees, with the intent to implement strategies, collaborating to drive a media art project for maximizing the revenue by theatrical release. Producer's representative for distributions, and financing representative for equity investors.

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

J Horowitz

Sideways Dog Productions

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jerusalem, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Quebec
Description

Having just debuted the first full season of a comedy/mystery series entitled Sunshine City (4x20) in 2022, Sideways Dog Productions currently has three feature films in active development with major funding agencies (Telefilm, Ontario Creates), and a full slate of television comedy in development with various networks and funders (OUTtv, Bell Fund, Bell Fibe, etc.). Sideways Dog Productions focuses on diverse and innovative projects that have a strong sense of voice and are able to compete creatively and commercially in today's media landscape. A leader in LGBTQ storytelling and representation for mainstream audiences, Sideways Dog Productions’ work has been recognized by over three dozen festivals on four continents. In 2019 Sideways Dog’s debut feature, All About Who You Know, starring David Hewlett, Dylan Everett, Niamh Wilson, and Stephen Joffe, premiered at Cinequest Film Festival and can be found on Crave in Canada and Paramount Plus in the US. Their follow up feature, Cup of Cheer, a Canada-UK co-pro, was released domestically to critical acclaim, with a four-star review in the National Post, the Globe and Mail declaring it “zippy, smart-alecky, and never boring,” a primetime review on CBC News hailing Cup of Cheer as “the spoof to end all spoofs,” and CTV critic Richard Crouse calling it “a dizzying onslaught well delivered by a game cast.” The film was met with praise internationally and was the highest grossing movie at the Canadian box office for the two weeks it was screened.

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

Galina Tomov

9249-3931 Québec Inc.

Development - TelevisionProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, USA, France, United Kingdom
Description

U11 Productions is a production company that brings together talented and daring professionals from the film industry under one roof to participate in the collective human creativity.
Three exceptional women are at the head of this company and ensure its management and stability: Hélène Rousse - Galina Tomov - Laurence Le Hénaff

The mission of U11 Productions is to bring together ideas and resources with solid experience to develop, finance, produce and promote profitable, innovative and quality projects.

U11 Productions is an incubator of exciting stories from ideation to distribution in all formats - fiction, series or documentaries - for all audiences and generations in the new world of entertainment.

U11 Productions values mutual aid, teamwork, innovative ideas, respect and professional ethics in order to insure the highest quality for all its productions.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

Stéphane Paradis

Pimiento Médias

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - 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, USA, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland
Description

In 2007, Orlando Arriagada started Pimiento Médias, a TV production company intended for Canadian broadcasters. The following year, he started the Pimiento Group, which became the business’ subsidiaries (Pimiento Médias, Cayenne Médias, Atelier Pimiento) head office. Thanks to its diversity, Pimiento can insure the development and the production of television contents that meet with the demands of the international and local television markets, both for documentary and fiction.

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

Paola Rota

Alveare Cinema

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Canada
Description

Italian production company, with creative director Paolo Bianchini. For years involved in using cinematography as a tool to confront socially relevant issues.

Corey Marr

Corey Marr Productions

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jerusalem, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
Description

Corey’s passion for telling great stories has enabled him to work with some of the world’s leading brands and create award-winning content that has been seen all over the world.

He produced the award-winning films DEATH OF A LADIES' MAN (Canada/Ireland) starring the Gabriel Byrne, Jessica Paré and Brian Gleeson, and featuring some of Leonard Cohen’s most beloved music, the road trip drama PASSENGER SIDE starring Adam Scott and Joel Bissonnette, and WHO LOVES THE SUN starring Lukas Haas, Molly Parker and Adam Scott.
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Corey is also a partner in Canadaland Media, an independent news site and makers of Canada’s leading podcasts including the hit series Thunder Bay and The White Saviours.

Robin Hays

Play Media LTD

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA
Description

Canadian Filmmaker

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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.