Support for Promotion and Dissemination – Distribution Support – Section 1.4: Support Fund for Distribution Companies

Aide à la promotion et à la diffusion – Aide à la distribution – Volet 1.4 : Fonds de soutien aux entreprises de distribution

Funder

SODEC

Program Type

Distribution

Deadline

Rolling

Type of Aid

Grant

Financial Aid

20%, up to $200,000

Description

This section of the program aims to develop and consolidate existing distribution companies, diversify the supply of Quebec films and enable distribution companies to acquire the rights to Quebec films to which they do not currently have access.

Criteria

  • This component is intended for distribution companies whose main activity is distribution
  • Applicant companies must, meet the definition of a Quebec company as well as be active in all operating and distribution markets in Quebec for at least five years
  • SODEC may recognize the eligibility of companies that have been in business for less than five years, provided that the main executives can demonstrate their experience in distribution for at least five years

  • Applicant companies must adequately fulfill its obligations to Quebec film producers with respect to the remittance of distribution slips and related payments
  • Applicant companies must have average annual sales, calculated over the last two years and including any grants, of $5 million or less
  • SODEC reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any applicant company
  • Applicant companies can apply to this program only once per fiscal year
  • Aid is calculated according to applicant company's average turnover of the last two years, including any grants; SODEC reserves the right to modify the percentage of support according to the quality and objectives of the business plan
  • Recipients of funding commit to:
  • Giving priority to Quebec's film industry

  • Using the funding solely for the purpose of implementing the business plan submitted

  • Submitting a report detailing the use of the grant and its impact on the development or consolidation of the company at the end of its activities

  • Filing, at the end of the activities, the most recent completed financial statements

Eligible Expenses

  • Not explicitly stated

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Declaration form for the applicant company
  • A copy of a distribution license in Quebec
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant company’s executives
  • A three-year business plan
  • A provisional budget for each of the three years encompassed by the business plan
  • Detailed financing structure for each of the three years of the business plan
  • Financial statements for the two most recent fiscal years