Eligibility Requirements for Applicants and Projects
To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian controlled corporation, as determined under sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act;
  • be represented during the initiative by a producer that is a Canadian citizen within the definition of the Citizenship Act or a permanent resident within the definition of the Immigration andRefugee Protection Act;
  • have its head office in Canada and carry out its activities in Canada;
  • operate as an audiovisual production company;
  • have produced at least two projects broadcasted on a platform, conventional television station or selected in a festival;
  • have a documentary project in the development stage meant primarily for the television market (one-off or series) that could become a co-production or intended for sale internationally;
  • hold financial and creative control of the presented project, together with all copyrights and options necessary for its development and exploitation;
  • must be available to participate in these four events (dates and format are subject to change): MIPTV (April 12-15, online), Hot Docs (April 29 – May 9, online), Sunny Side of the Docs (June 21-24, format to be confirmed) and MIPCOM (October 11-14, format to be confirmed.

Satisfy the following participant obligations:

    • cover the fees to these events (accreditation or travel if required): MIPTV, Hot Docs, Sunny Side of the Doc and MIPCOM;
    • provide the most accurate information about their company and projects to the experts so as to set up the most appropriate guidance;
    • commit to answering throughout the initiative and during its completion any question or survey to best evaluate the results of the initiative.