Passport to Markets
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The Passport to Markets Fund provides travel support to B.C.-based film, TV, digital media, media producers, sales agents and book publishers. These creative media professionals are able to access key international markets, conferences, co-production and co-financing events. Creative BC’s support offsets a portion of travel, accommodation and registration expenses.
The program also features a Virtual Edition which is designed to provide financial support for BC resident producers to virtually “attend” select markets, co-production conferences and exchanges.
These programs are intended to assist producers explore co-production partnerships and develop relationships with broadcasters, distributors and financiers. Sales agents are able to exploit their portfolio of film and tv projects, and attempt to secure pre-sales and/or distribution rights for various territories around the world.
Applicable market sites are designated by Creative BC and individual calls for applications are released for each site.
Open for applications
Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the market.
Creative BC will provide financial assistance to selected individuals to help offset registration, travel and accommodation costs. Creative BC’s contribution must not exceed final approved eligible costs. Creative BC reserves the right to reduce the award following review of the final costs. If the producer should receive complimentary conference registration or travel from the market organizers, those amounts are considered to be outside of the final reportable eligible costs. You may only include cash expenses for which a receipt can be provided.
A maximum participation of between $1,000 and $2,500 is set by Creative BC depending on the location and costs of the event, and represents no more than 50% of the applicant’s final cash expenditures to attend. Successful applicants will receive 100% of Creative BC’s contribution upon submission of a Final Report (see ‘Reporting’ below) after attendance at the market.
Creative BC will reimburse the production company 100% of the eligible costs. Under normal circumstances Creative BC would not pay 100% of event registration fees, however since this is a reimbursement program, producers/the production company will have to pay in-full upfront. Applicants will only receive payment from Creative BC after the event and with proof of registration (receipt of payment).
Only producers wishing to attend two or more online events/markets are eligible. Producers wishing to attend only one even are not eligible.
After attending the market, producers will have 30 business days from the date of the last online market they virtually attended to submit a final registration receipts to Creative BC. Successful applicants will be required to complete and return a survey following their attendance at the market.
View all program guidelines below.
HOT DOCS FORUM, DEAL MAKER & DISTRIBUTION RENDEZVOUS (Applications Closed)
DATE: April 28, 2022 – May 8, 2022
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
MARCHÉ DU FILM, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Applications Closed)
DATE: May 17, 2022 – May 25, 2022
LOCATION: Cannes, France
CONTENT LA (Applications Closed)
DATE: May 20, 2022
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
DATE: June 6, 2022 – June 9, 2022
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL
DATE: JUNE 12, 2022 – JUNE 15, 2022
LOCATION: Banff, Alberta
ANNECY FESTIVAL (MIFA)
DATE: June 13, 2022 – June 18, 2022
LOCATION: Annecy, France
SUNNYSIDE OF THE DOC
DATE: June 20, 2022 – June 23, 2022
LOCATION: La, Rochelle, France
DATE: July 18, 2022 – July 21, 2022
LOCATION: Miami, Florida
FRONTIÈRES INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION MARKET
DATE: July 21, 2022 – July 24, 2022
LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec
DATE: August 24, 2022 – August 28, 2022
LOCATION: Cologne, Germany
This list will be updated regularly. Please contact us if you have any questions.
For all inquiries:
Email: mparry (at) creativebc.com
Email: rmacabulos (at)creativebc.com
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