The deadline to submit your application is September 9, 2022, 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT.

Application process

Applications are only accepted via the form on this page.

Target participants

Both established and emerging producers are welcome to apply. B2B meetings will be curated for established producers. Selected emerging producers will be invited to group meetings, panels/masterclasses and networking events. The programming will cater to feature film and scripted series creators.

Eligibility criteria
  • Must be CMPA members in good standing
  • Must have a project in development that is suitable for a co-venture with US producer
  • The project should be new to the market and NOT have explored all possible avenues of financing
Selection process

A Selection Committee will choose up to 15 established producers who will benefit from curated one on one business meetings. In addition 5 emerging producers will be invited to join select activities. The CMPA will open up virtual sessions and networking opportunities to interested members on a first come first served basis.


Preparatory sessions will be offered virtually. B2B meetings, masterclasses/panels and networking opportunities will take place in person.


Los Angeles. Exact locations to be announced.

  • Deadline: September 9,  2022
  • Notification: by September 16, 2022
  • Preparatory virtual sessions: TBD, prior to November 1, 2022
  • Activities: November 1-3, 2022

Sarolta Csete
Director, Mentorship & International Development
1-613-688-0952 /
1-800-686-7440 ext. 338

Crossing Borders: Canada–US Co-Venture Forum

The CMPA and CMPA-BC are pleased to offer CMPA members opportunities through its Crossing Borders: Canada–US Co-Venture Forum to build relationships with US-based independent producers with the ultimate goal of engaging in a co-venture.

The initiative will take place in Los Angeles from November 1-3, 2022 and will faciliate connections with experienced US producers. The programming will feature virtual preparatory sessions leading up to the Forum, curated business-to-business meetings, panels and masterclasses and networking opportunities.

Selected CMPA members will have an initial consultation with Film Associates International to help determine the most appropriate business contacts. Established producers will be guaranteed 2-4 carefully curated meetings. Both established and emerging producers will have access to in-person masterclasses/panels as well as group meetings.

Please note that selected producers will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs.