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
August 31, 2021

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.

Dates to remember

Luxembourg

Final Closing Date
November 10, 2021

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
September 1, 2021

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.

Dates to remember

South Africa

Selective

Final Closing Date
October 20, 2021

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.

Mashilo Mnisi

Gae Media Group

Production - Television
Located In
South Africa
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, USA, France, Sweden, Switzerland
Description

I'm a media practitioner, with scintillating skills and experience in print, radio and television. My strongest passion has always been writing and producing as well as creating content, particularly for TV and film.

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Activities
Production - Television

Monde Dlutu

Ntsengwanekazi Pictures

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

I am a Cape Town based filmmaker from 2000. I have Graduated from Big Fish Film School in Cape Town 2013 on Film/TV Producer Course. I am very well known by NFVF, Cape Film Commission and SABC respectively.

I have done my personal projects such as 21st Birthday Khayelitsha - 2005, Black Dillinger Music Video in 2010. I worked for Cape Film Commission as a receptionist in 2006 and did Ikapa Youth Film Festival funded CFC and Western Cape Provincial Government. We engaged local Schools of Khayelitsha, Mitchel's plain, Gugulethu, Phillipi and Nyanga townships in the basics of film making and showcased local produced film on Zolani Community Screening Center.

I have worked in most Cape Town big production companies like Moonlighting, Film Afrika and Blue Ice Africa in various projects as a Set & Lock off PA in the AD Department. Most recent projects I have worked on was Redeeming Love in 2020, Venus Flytrap and Raised by Wolves Season 2 as a 3rd AD.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

Ant Horasanli

N5 Pictures Inc.

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Australia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA
Description

N5 Pictures is an award-winning production company based in Toronto, Canada.
Since 2003 N5 has produced over a dozen films, documentaries, and digital series. The company's first film 'Lost Journey' (2011) was released theatrically by Mongrel Media and sold to Netflix. Our latest film 'REV' (2020) starring Vivica A. Fox was acquired by Lionsgate and MGM. Currently, N5 is in production on the third season of it's CSA nominated hit series 'Petrol'.

Tanya Brunel

White Bear Films

Development - TelevisionProduction - Television
Located In
Canada
Language
English
Interested In Working With
Australia, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, South Africa, France, United Kingdom
Description

White Bear Films is an Ojibway company operating in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2001 to create unique, dynamic, thought-provoking film, television and digital media entertainment content for the domestic and international marketplace.

White Bear Films as a motion picture development company produces independent feature films, documentaries, drama and comedy series and web-series.

The company regularly attends international film festivals and markets in search of partnerships.

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Activities
Development - Television, Production - Television

Zinzi

NOBERT KELVIN FILM

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

I'm a young filmmaker with excellent writing, producing and communication skills. I'm a media and communication specialist, strategist, social entrepreneur and humanitarian. I'm passionate about arts and cultural projects; socio-economic projects, helping less privileged to access good education and economic resources that will help them unlock their potential and break the cycle of poverty to boast local economic growth. Above all, I enjoy serving my country more especially people from rural and less privileged communities.

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Activities
Production - Television

Daniel Hegarty

Marmalade Films

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

Marmalade Films is an award-winning independent Irish production company with an international outlook.

Dr. David Stevenson

Pigs In Blankets

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Canada
Description

We are a new games development company comprised of industry veterans and are presently supported by the NI Screen 'Platform' project. We have a specific game project in development that we feel would be particularly resonant with a Canadian team.

If interested, please do get in touch so that we can discuss our game in more detail.

Louise Lalonde

Louise Lalonde Productions

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Northern Ireland
Description

As creator of the series, That's Life, I'm excited to explore co-producing with Northern Ireland on this very personal project that is allowing me to explore my own Irish roots. My company consists of me and contracted employees for individual projects. I am a producer/writer and occasional director, and I focus on developing light drama that offers important roles for women of all ages. I presently have three television series at various stages of development as well as two feature scripts. I have written, directed, and produced several short films. I dabble in documentary film making because story is what drives all of my work, including the screenwriting workshops that I have been coordinating for sixteen years. I sit on the board of Women in Film and Television-Atlantic and I was instrumental in acquiring City Cinema, an independent movie theatre that now operates as a not-for-profit and is keeping the cinema experience alive at least in Prince Edward Island.

Maria Kennedy

Little Engine Moving Pictures

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, Quebec, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
Description

Little Engine is a creator-driven media company that develops, finances, produces and distributes original, innovative TV series, feature films and interactive content for an international audience of the young and young-at-heart. We specialize in progressive, innovative, and original live-action CGI-hybrid and animated series for global audiences.

Located at Wallace Studios in downtown Toronto, we're the producers behind award-winning TV series and digital properties like Cutie Pugs, Now You Know, Canada Crew and The Picco Incident. We're currently developing Starseeker, Happy Trails, Tiny & Tall, and a slate of prime time series for YA and adult audiences. Our awards include a Kidscreen, YMA Youth Media Alliance, W3 Interactive, Toronto International Film Festival, Berlinale, and Reelworld, and our shows have been nominated twice for the Prix Jeunesse Germany and BANFF World Media Festival awards.

We're a little engine that fuels BIG stories.

Gerry Lattmann

The Dot Film Company Inc.

Located In
Language
Interested In Working With
Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Description

The Dot Film Company produces feature films for global audiences. As an active member of Canada’s film and television production industry The Dot Film Company has worked with Telefilm Canada, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario, The Harold Greenberg Fund, OMDC, CMPA, ACTRA, SAG, Corus Entertainment among many other industry organizations. The Dot Film Company has participated in the Independent Feature Project in New York City and The Toronto International Film Festival Finance Forum. Our films have screened at film festivals around the world and we have spoken at Sheridan College Advanced Film and Television Program, Ryerson’s Film Program, York University Film Program and TIFF Sprockets School Program in Toronto, Canada.

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.