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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. Please see the Markets List tab below for a list of upcoming eligible markets.

Open for applications

Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the market.

In-Person Edition

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.

Virtual Edition

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.

Reporting

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.

MAY 2022 

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 

 

 

JUNE 2022 

AWE USA (Applications Closed)

DATE: June 1, 2022 – June 3, 2022 

LOCATION: Santa Clara, California

 

INSIDE OUT INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FORUM (Applications Closed)

DATE: June 2, 2022 – June 4, 2022 

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario

 

REELSCREEN SUMMIT (Applications Closed)

DATE: June 6, 2022 – June 9, 2022 

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California 

 

BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL (Applications Closed)

DATE: JUNE 12, 2022 – JUNE 15, 2022 

LOCATION: Banff, Alberta 

 

ANNECY FESTIVAL (MIFA) (Applications Closed) 

DATE: June 13, 2022 – June 18, 2022 

LOCATION: Annecy, France 

 

SUNNYSIDE OF THE DOC (Applications Closed)

DATE: June 20, 2022 – June 23, 2022 

LOCATION: La, Rochelle, France 

 

ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (Applications Closed)

DATE: June 23, 2022 – June 28, 2022 

LOCATION: Washington, DC 

JULY 2022

POCKET GAMER CONNECTS TORONTO (Applications Closed)

DATE: July 6, 2022 – July 7, 2022 

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario

 

KIDSCREEN SUMMIT (Applications Closed)

DATE: July 18, 2022 – July 21, 2022 

LOCATION: Miami, Florida

 

FRONTIÈRES INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION MARKET (Applications Closed)

DATE: July 21, 2022 – July 24, 2022 

LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec 

AUGUST 2022

GAMESCON

DATE: August 24, 2022 – August 28, 2022

LOCATION: Cologne, Germany

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

THE ANIMATION CONFERENCE (TAC)

DATE: September 21, 2022 – September 23, 2022

LOCATION: Ottawa, Canada

 

FIN PARTNERS

DATE: September 12, 2022 – September 22, 2022

LOCATION: Halifax, Canada

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2022

MIPCOM

DATE: October 17, 2022 – October 20, 2022

LOCATION: Cannes, France

 

IMAGINENATIVE

DATE: October 18, 2022 – October 30, 2022

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

AMERICAN FILM MARKET (AFM)

DATE: November 1, 2022 – November 6, 2022

LOCATION: Santa Monica, California

 

CONTENT LONDON

DATE: November 28, 2022 – December 1, 2022

LOCATION: London, United Kingdom

 

This list will be updated regularly. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

For all inquiries:

Mathew Parry
Email: mparry (at) creativebc.com

Robin Macabulos
Email:
rmacabulos (at)creativebc.com

Downloads + Forms

Passport to Markets In-Person Edition Application Form
Passport to Markets In-Person Edition Guidelines 2022/2023
Passport to Markets Virtual Edition Application Form
Passport to Markets Virtual Edition Guidelines 2022/2023
Passport to Markets - Budget Template
Passport to Markets In-Person Edition Final Report