Telefilm Canada has confirmed the immediate implementation of the new co-production agreement in the areas of film, television, and on-demand audiovisual media services between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of Canada signed on July 28, 2021. As part of efforts to modernize coproduction treaties, the Department of Canadian Heritage has completed negotiations for a new agreement with France.
This new agreement provides a renewed framework for audiovisual coproductions produced between the two countries. Canada and France have been co-production partners for several decades. Each year, France remains a leading coproduction partner for Canada. Both countries are also members of Eurimages.
Audiovisual coproductions governed by a treaty allow Canadian producers to obtain financial and creative participation from foreign and Canadian sources and to promote Canadian talent on the international scene. Coproduction projects whose preliminary recommendation letter was issued in accordance with one of the previous co-production agreements with France must still comply with the provisions of those agreements to obtain a final recommendation of coproduction status:
- Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the French Republic Concerning Cinematographic Relations
- Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the French Republic on Television Relations.