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

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

Final Closing Date
August 31, 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.

Lloyd Summers

Red Iron Labs

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

Founded in 2016 as a game company in Calgary, we specialize in VR (virtual reality), building multiplayer experiences, simulations, and hyper realistic AAA (“Triple A”) video-game level environments across many industries.

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

Johnny Cole

Kuychi

Development - Digital MediaProduction - Digital Media
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Italy, Mexico, Northern Ireland, USA, France, Brazil, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Ireland
Description

I'm a Canadian filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter.

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

Nimrod Shanit

HCXR

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

HCXR creates fantastic and transcendent XR experiences combining gamification, biometric data, natural language processing, virtual humans, and 5G Edge Computing. We are experts at matching the myriad of XR formats and technologies to achieve creative objectives.

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

Michael Peterson

Peterson Polaris Corp.

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, Quebec
Description

Peterson Polaris Corp. is a Canadian based media production company, owned by the award-winning filmmaker, Michael Peterson. Peterson Polaris has helped create, develop and produce original feature films, TV and web series, short films, commercials, new media, including video games, and documentary projects. Our projects lean towards elevated genre where we've made a strong impact as experts over the past 8 years.

Located in Calgary, Canada, they are constantly developing new creative ventures internally, and through a variety of partnerships and collaborations with other Canadian and international companies. Intense efforts and an eye to good marketing, has placed them as leaders in the genre world, by promoting creator-driven projects towards both critical and commercial success. Our projects have played top film festivals and been sold and distributed in multiple domestic and international territories.

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

Maeve Kern

Archipelago Productions

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, USA, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Quebec
Description

Archipelago Productions is a full-service entertainment production company based out of Toronto, Canada, with 15+ full-time employees between our production and post-production offices. We are a team of visual storytellers, technicians and diverse creatives, and were voted “Best Videography Services” in the Toronto Star Readers’ Choice awards (2019 & 2021).

In 2019, we produced Devout + Out, a three-part series for the CBC about openly LGBTQ+ individuals who have chosen to become or remain leaders in the church. Our short film, Camp Tipsy, directed by Jana Stackhouse, is about a 14-year-old girl who is struggling with alcoholism. The short won 5 awards at the 2022 Hollywood North Film Awards, including Best Short Film, and is the official selection of many festivals across the country. Jana also directed Note to Self, a comedy web series for the CBC starring ​​Rakhee Morzaria. Our upcoming limited series, Content Farm, is a partnership between Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC, and is set to premiere later this year. Also set to premiere this year is our wildly funny comedy web series, My Special Guest, starring Juno Rinaldi and Jenny Young, alongside special guests Dani Kind and Jann Arden.

We are driven by an unwavering passion for cinema and series. Together, we are inspired to create a lasting and positive mark in those mediums. We are genre agnostic, and are drawn to story and meaningful impact over format. Archipelago takes a creator driven approach to all of our entertainment projects, be they documentary, narrative or unscripted. We strive to provide the ideal working environment that allows our creatives to flourish and ensure the best version of their vision is realized on screen.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

Paul Dillon

Cupboard Games

Development - Digital MediaDevelopment - TelevisionProduction - Digital MediaProduction - Television
Located In
Northern Ireland
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, Quebec
Description

Cupboard Games is a boutique game studio developing carefully crafted, intimate experiences across genres and platforms.

Cupboard Games’ passion is in creating interactive experiences that leave a lasting impression in people's minds. Alongside many years of experience in game development, they also bring collective backgrounds in the worlds of physics, film, philosophy, art design, and development. Common to their work is engagement with experts to ensure each experience has a level of authenticity and truth.

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

Norma Rossler

Red Meat Games

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, USA, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland
Description

Red Meat Games is an innovative technology company that specializes in game design and development, virtual/augmented reality and artificial intelligence. We have an experienced team of developers with upwards of 25 years of industry experience and specialization in their craft. Our talented team can produce anything you need for 2D/3D graphics, programming, virtual reality, and Unity development.

We have made it our mission to create innovative and fun indie games, whether mid-core or hardcore titles for PC, Console, VR/AR, and Mobile. Our hope is that anyone who plays our games has fun, that they thoroughly enjoy the time spent, and are proud of their accomplishment

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Activities
Development - Digital Media, Production - Digital Media

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

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.