Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds have announced the extension of their partnership for the Theatrical Documentary Program for 2011-2012.
Program deadlines are September 2, 2011 for French-language projects, and September 30, 2011 for English-language projects. Applicants may apply for funding support for production and post-production stages. To apply for production funding, the minimum production budget requirement is CDN$600,000 for English-language projects, and CDN$500,000 for French-language projects. Applications for post-production assistance have no minimum budget requirement.
Guidelines for the 2011-2012 Theatrical Documentary Program can be found here.
The goal of the program is to increase Canadian audiences for homegrown features, by helping to stimulate the production of high-caliber, feature-length docs for theatrical distribution and providing financial support for English and French language projects that are deemed “likely to be successful” at home and abroad.
The public-private partnership was previously renewed for a three-year period in 2008. Since 2007, it’s supported over 25 productions including Neil Diamond’s Reel Injun, Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home and La nuit, ells dansent from directors Isabelle Lavigne & Stéphane Thibault.