Telefilm Canada will select up to 10 applicants to participate in this initiative. Decision-making will be based on qualitative information in order to select the projects with the best potential to eventually (i) be produced as international treaty coproductions between Canada and other foreign countries, and/or (ii) be sold in international markets. The following criteria will serve as a guide, and no specific weighting will be attributed to each of the components:

  • Track record of the applicant production company;
  • Track record of the creative team;
  • Creative elements of the project, including originality and quality of the synopsis;
  • Strategic International plan for project presented; and
  • The Applicant’s objectives for participating in the initiative.

Decisions will be rendered by Telefilm around March 8, 2021.