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International Affairs


Susanne Vaas
Vice-President, Corporate & International Affairs
1-613-688-0950 /
1-800-686-7440 ext. 337


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

To thrive in today’s global marketplace, Canadian content needs to travel across our borders and onto international screens.

IMPACT works to:

  • Promote co-production opportunities for CMPA members.

  • Expand our members’ international market knowledge.

  • Strengthen our links with offshore industry organizations looking to broaden their own international market reach and presence.

The CMPA is as interested in working within established markets and festivals as it is in building strategic industry contacts and exploring new opportunities outside of these.

Download the CMPA’s latest International Strategy.


International Events


World Congress of Science & Factual Producers - 2020

Dec 08, 2020

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - From December 8-10, 2020, the world’s leading content creators and decision-makers working in science, history, natural history and other non-fiction media will gather online for Congress ’20.




Dec 15, 2020

FOCUS offers a platform to connect, reconnect and share global production expertise – whether you work in film, TV, advertising, animation or games. For 2020 FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, will be expanded from our usual 2-day live event to 3 days online.

Register now (FREE) and discover a world of filming incentives, locations and services for your future projects. You will also be able to attend a packed session programme.


International Co-Productions


For more information about how productions may qualify for co-production certification and to access official treaty co-production guidelines and copies of the co-production treaties, please visit Telefilm Canada.

International treaty co-productions are films and TV programs jointly created by Canadian and foreign producers, each contributing creatively, technically and financially to the project.

These productions enjoy national status in each country. Co-productions are an excellent way for Canadian producers to tap into international financing and talent and create content with global resonance.

International treaty co-productions must be approved by Telefilm Canada and the recognized authority in the partnering country. Canada currently has co-production agreements with more than 60 countries. The complete list is available at Telefilm Canada.

CRTC Co-Ventures


For more information about the Canadian program certification process, including eligibility criteria for CRTC-certified co-ventures, please visit the CRTC website.

Canadian producers interested in working with a producer from a country with which Canada has no official co-production treaty can do so as a CRTC-certified co-venture.

These productions don’t qualify for Canadian-content tax credits, but do qualify for production services tax credit and are classified as “Canadian content” for domestic broadcast purposes.

Canadian producers participating in co-ventures must have equal decision-making responsibility and retain 50% share of investment and profits, while the foreign producer can own 100% of copyright.