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

Opening Date
June 3, 2024
Closing Date
June 18, 2024

Guidelines

Please be sure to review the Guidelines for full details.

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.

Dates to remember

Northern Ireland

Selective

Opening Date
August 13, 2024
Closing Date
September 5, 2024

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.

Niall Murphy

ShinAwiL NI

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

Since its inception in 1999, ShinAwiL has produced some of the biggest and most well-loved TV shows in Ireland including: Dancing with the Stars, Home of The Year, Dragons' Den, and The Apprentice.

In 2017, the company began developing a slate of scripted projects, forming fruitful partnerships with a variety of international co- producers. With projects backed by Screen Ireland, RTÉ, and various distributors and studios, we continue to produce and develop a diverse slate of prestige scripted content.

Some of our credits to date include: MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE for A&E International/Element 8, which premiered on PBS Masterpiece in 2021,feature film THE MIRACLE CLUB with Zephyr Films and starring Dame Maggie Smith, Laura Linney & Kathy Bates, and 6-part Irish thriller CLEAN SWEEP with Incendo (Canada) starring Charlene McKenna and Barry Ward.

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

Nico Zengeler

Luckywood Studios UG

Development - Digital MediaProduction - Digital Media
Located In
Germany
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Canada
Description

Luckywood Studios UG (limited liability) is a dynamic game development studio based in Luckenwalde, Germany. Our team comprises passionate developers, designers, and artists dedicated to creating immersive gaming experiences using the latest technologies. We specialize in the development of high-quality, interactive games utilizing the Unreal Engine, which allows us to deliver stunning graphics and engaging gameplay. With a commitment to innovation and creativity, we strive to push the boundaries of what is possible in game development. Our projects reflect a blend of technical expertise and artistic vision, aimed at providing unforgettable experiences for players worldwide.

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

Memoria Pungwe

Royal Memoria

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

Royal Memoria Entertainment, a subsidiary of Royal Memoria, stands at the forefront of the modern film and media industry. We are dedicated to crafting nationally branded content that pushes the boundaries of storytelling.

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

Ēlle Langer

pimento formate GmbH

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

We are experts in augmented reality narrative productions. Our strengths are AR storytelling and development of emotional 3D animations and scenes, AR, AR stories and AR experiences. We open the real space for new audiovisual media experiences. With this, we bring your movie in real spaces for transmedia storytelling, for promoting your movie and series and to enhance your creative projects and business. Let‘s bring fantastic AR narratives and formats into the world with us.

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

Jennifer Beasley

Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc.

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

An independent production company experienced in both feature film and television production, Buffalo Gal Pictures was founded in 1994 under the direction of President and Producer Phyllis Laing. In the three decades since, the company has generated a diverse slate of projects by forging collaborative relationships with creative talent and building successful co-production partnerships domestically and internationally.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

David Ruf

Rocinante Film GmbH

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Germany
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Quebec, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
Description

Production Studio for XR-, documentary and arthouse projects

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

Michael Dobbin

Quiet Revolution Pictures Inc.

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

Specialising in original content development and international treaty co-productions, Quiet
Revolution Pictures has been in operation over two decades. We take pride in bringing together Canada, Europe and the world on screen. Based in Ottawa, in the National Capital Region of Canada, the company operates internationally. We are federally incorporated under the laws of Canada and are a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).

Babatunde Agunloye

Great And Mighty Things Inc.

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

At Great And Mighty Things Inc., we are skilled in the art of producing content that mirrors the human condition, and social constructs such as inequality, injustice, and discrimination, with a bias for stories about Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC). We are members of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).

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

Marilyne Lamontagne

Omatidio Media

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

Omatidio Media is a Vancouver based small production company working on Live-action & Animation Features and Series. Dedicated to visionary filmmaking, our primary focus is to identify untapped potential & creative projects while engaging in solid partnership, co-production and collaboration.

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

Mike Sorrenti

GAME PILL INC

Development - Digital MediaProduction - Digital Media
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
Description

Mike Sorrenti, a seasoned industry veteran, boasts an impressive track record of successful collaborations with renowned brands like Disney, Viacom, Google, and more.
With a career spanning over two decades, Mike has held the role of founder and President at Game Pill, where he has guided the studio's evolution.

Mike's journey in the entertainment industry began at Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures before he ventured into the world of gaming. Throughout his career, he has contributed his expertise to collaborative projects centered around some of the world's most iconic intellectual properties.

Under Mike's leadership, Game Pill offers an extensive array of game development services. From cutting-edge prototyping and meticulous level design to captivating artwork and immersive storytelling, Game Pill is committed to delivering exceptional experiences. Moreover, the studio has a strong commitment to original IP creation, fostering creativity that sets them apart.

His tenacity and unwavering dedication have played pivotal roles in driving Game Pill's enduring success in the industry, ensuring the studio's continued growth.

His vision reflects his lifelong aspiration: "I have always wanted to create games that produce the same joy and wonder of those from my childhood."

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

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.