The deadline to submit your application is August 6, 2021, 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT. We are accepting applications for both the feature film and drama series streams until the deadline stated above.
Applications are only accepted via the form on this page.
Applicants may apply for both the feature film and drama series stream, in two separate applications. Applicants may be selected for only one stream.
- Canadian applicants must be CMPA members in good standing
- International producers must be from countries that have a co-production treaty with Canada. For a list of Canada’s audiovisual coproduction treaties and memorandums of understanding please visit Telefilm Canada’s website
- Must have at least five years of experience in the screen content industry
- Must have at least one producer credit on a feature film and/or at least one producer credit on a series created for a traditional broadcaster or on an OTT platform
- Must have a project in development that is suitable for international co-production
- Feature film project minimum requirement: first draft stage
- Drama series project minimum requirement: first draft bible stage
A Selection Committee will choose a maximum of 16 producers in the feature film stream and 16 producers in the drama series stream. Of the 32 participants, a maximum of 16 CMPA members and 16 international producers will be selected.
- Deadline: August 6, 2021
- Notification: by August 13, 2021
- Feature film stream: October 6 – November 24, 2021
- Drama series stream: January 12 – March 9, 2022
The cost to participate in the program is CAD $1,500 for Canadian producers. This fee is subsidized by Global Affairs through its CanExport for Associations Program. The participation cost for international producers is CAD $2,500. Fees are payable upon the first consultation session.
Vice-President, Corporate & International Affairs
1-800-686-7440 ext. 337
Director, Development & Corporate Affairs
1-800-686-7440 ext. 338
CMPA International Co-production Accelerator Program
The CMPA is working with renowned international consultant Jan Miller to offer the International Co-production Accelerator Program (ICAP). This flagship initiative will facilitate international cooperation between Canadian and international companies for the creation of feature films and drama series. The driving force of this initiative is to create project partnerships and long-lasting business relationships between Canadian and international production companies.
The ICAP program is composed of two streams. The Feature Film Stream will run from early-October to the end of November 2021. The Drama Series Stream will run from mid-January to mid-March 2022. ICAP will be presented virtually, offering masterclasses with industry players in the international production arena, content development, case studies, and pitching. As well it will include networking opportunities with international producers and 1-2-1 project consultations, with experts providing targeted feedback. The time commitment will be a maximum of two group sessions per week as well as five one-to-one sessions with industry experts over the course of the eight-week program.
In addition to group sessions, the program will put great emphasis on personalized support services to each participant. In advance of the program launch, each producer will meet with the program leadership team to establish goals and objectives for their company and project. All the masterclasses, panels and presentations will be designed to move forward projects in development with resources and information that will be applicable to each participating producer. As well, the one on one coaching and consultations sessions will be tailored to meet the needs of each participant.
- In the two separate streams, global landscape for feature film and television series financing in Canada, the US and beyond
- Overview of legal considerations for doing business internationally with a special focus on collaboration between participating countries
- Distribution/marketing/festival strategies, structures and players
- One-on-one consultations with experts, providing targeted feedback on project pitching, financing, legal considerations, securing private equity, marketing, and OTT distribution strategies
- One-on-one meetings between participating producers