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Telefilm Canada reopens the Production Program for fiscal 2024-2025

Press Release

18 October 2023

Telefilm Canada is announcing reopening dates of the Production Program for fiscal 2024-2025 with updated Guidelines and Essential Information Guide now available on the Program webpage.

The Production Program supports Canadian audiovisual production companies that are looking to finance Canadian feature-length films at the production or post-production stage.

Changes to the program are made in alignment with Telefilm’s strategic objectives to evolve and optimize its funding approach as part of Telefilm’s ongoing modernization efforts.

Key Dates:

First opening period

From December 4 to 18, 2023:

  • All production projects with budgets of $3.5 million or more, including international coproductions.
  • All French-language production projects with budgets under $3.5 million, including international coproductions.

From January 29 to February 12, 2024:

  • All English-language production projects with budgets under $3.5 million, including international coproductions.
  • Indigenous stream in all languages and budget levels.

* Additional application periods for this program will be available throughout 2024. For all dates, please visit the Program web page.

Important changes:

  • Minority coproductions in which Telefilm’s financial participation does not exceed $500,000 will now have the choice between a non-repayable contribution or a repayable investment.
  • Post-production applications will now have the choice between a non-repayable contribution or a repayable investment.
  • Changes have been made to the terms and conditions of greenlight financing.
  • Productions with budgets of $3.5 million or higher selected for production funding are required to use a carbon calculator to calculate their production’s greenhouse gas emissions; and deliver its carbon footprint report at Final Costs.
  • The minimum contingency reserve requirement is increased from 6% to 8%.

Please read through the updated Guidelines, Essential Information Guide and supporting documents before applying to the Production Program.

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