Film and video

The Government of Canada supports the overall federal policy, legislative and regulatory framework for the audiovisual sector, fostering the creation of a range of film and video productions and access to Canadian content by Canadian and international audiences.


Services and information

Film and video tax credits - CAVCO

Apply for a film or video production tax credit designed to encourage the creation of Canadian film and television programming and to enhance Canada as a location of choice for film and video productions.

Audiovisual treaty coproduction

Learn about the policies, funding and tax credits to support audiovisual treaty coproductions, which include feature films or television productions that have been created by pooling creative, technical and financial resources of Canadian and foreign producers.

Canada Media Fund

Discover how the Canada Media Fund fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms.

Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting – Aboriginal Peoples’ Program

See how this program supports the production and distribution of Aboriginal audio and video content.

Canada History Fund

Honour exceptional teachers and students for their work marking important moments in our country’s history, or apply for funding to help promote Canadian history.

National Film Board of Canada

Watch, free of charge, over 3,000 captivating Canadian documentaries and feature and animation films. The National Film Board showcases films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians, such as the environment and human rights.

Telefilm Canada

Learn how this federal cultural agency provides funding for original, diverse, and high-quality audiovisual productions that reflect Canada's linguistic duality and cultural diversity through Canada Feature Film Fund programs. Telefilm Canada also works to ensure the broadest possible distribution and promotion of Canadian productions at home and abroad.

Canada Council for the Arts

Discover the financial assistance available to Canadian professional artists, groups, collectives and organizations that use film, video, new media and audio as their means of artistic expression or that contribute to making them better known and appreciated by audiences in Canada and abroad.

Film and video policies

Consult policies in support of the film and video sector, including policies on Canadian feature film, foreign investment and audiovisual treaty coproduction.

Film and video industry publications

Find studies, reports and other publications about the film and video sector in Canada.


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