Canada is an international leader in coproduction. Official coproductions represent close to 60 projects annually. And becoming the first non-European country to join Eurimages shows that we like doing business on a big scale.
As we like to say: go big or go home. And we think taking home some golden statuettes qualifies as pretty big! Canadian official coproductions have earned numerous prestigious awards—including Oscars—and have been selected by some of the world’s biggest festivals.
But collecting trophies isn’t where we stop. We thrive on pushing boundaries, and coproductions are no exception. Projects can include film, television, videos and other works made exclusively for online consumption, including interactive digital media productions.
If you’re looking for a motivated team player for your coproduction, come on—let’s make it official!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:
- Ongoing federal support for official coproductions
- Private and public discretionary funding
- Access to Federal Canadian Content Tax Credits and Provincial Canadian Content or Services Tax Credit
- Enhanced Canadian broadcast license fees
- Continuously updated list of official treaties, connecting you with endless business opportunities
WHAT YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
- Each coproduction treaty specifies its own terms, as well as the minimum financial participation of the co-producers. The list of countries that have official audio-visual coproduction treaties with Canada is below.
- All partners are required to participate creatively and technically.
- All financing received from Canadian entities must prioritize Canadian expenditures.
- Canada’s longstanding treaties generally require a minimal financial contribution of between 20% and 30%. Newer treaties offer lower minimum financial contribution thresholds, making them more competitive internationally.
COPRODUCING WITH CANADA: EASY AS 1-2-3
- Check the list below to see if your country has an official coproduction treaty with Canada.
- Start exploring Canadian partners and projects. Canadian producers attending international events are often looking for partners for upcoming coproduction projects.
- Once you’ve secured a partner, submit the coproduction to your country’s approving authority. Your Canadian partner must submit the project to Telefilm Canada, which they can do online.
CANADA'S OFFICIAL COPRODUCTION TREATIES
Canada has official coproduction treaties with close to 60 countries. We’re continuously adding to our list of official coproduction treaties, enabling us to team up with more countries and help make more creative projects a reality.
NO TREATY? NO PROBLEM.
If your country doesn’t have an official coproduction treaty with Canada, co-ventures and Canadian production services may be the right options for you.