Development Support – Section 2: Corporative Support for Production Companies – Feature-Length Fiction

Aide au développement – Volet 2 : Aide corporative aux entreprises de production – Long métrage de fiction

Funder

SODEC

Program Type

Production

Deadline

10-Mar-21

Type of Aid

Investment

Financial Aid

$140,000 to $200,000

Description

This section of the program supports production companies that develop a set of feature-length fiction projects with different screenwriters on a yearly basis. It does so while offering creative latitude to production companies as it relates to their choice of feature-length fiction projects to be developed as well as the type of development chosen for each project, as long as half the projects are written or co-written by a screenwriter.

Criteria

  • First-time applicants must contact SODEC at least one month before the submission deadline to determine their eligibility otherwise they will not be considered
  • Production companies with experience in a specific production format that are submitting a project in another format must contact SODEC at least one month before the submission deadline to determine their eligibility
  • A company’s eligibility is established according to the release dates of its feature-length fiction productions in commercial theatres, which must have occurred in the previous six years
  • A company is deemed eligible when it attains a minimum score of 35 according to the following rating system:
  • 10 points are allocated for a 100% Quebec-produced film as well as a majority Quebec co-production when the tax residency of both the director and screenwriter is in Quebec

  • 7 points are allocated for a majority Quebec co-production when the tax residency of the director or screenwriter is not in Quebec

  • 3 points are allocated for a minority Quebec co-production

  • The company must commit to respecting the conditions and goals of the program, including:
  • Each project developed must meet the definition of a Quebec production, as defined by the program

  • At least 80% of allocated funds must be earmarked for projects where the original version is in French

Eligible Expenses

  • No eligibility requirements indicated

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Confirmation from the applicant company’s secretary or president confirming:
  • The names of shareholders and details of their holdings (number of voting shares and percentage of voting rights), their citizenship and whether they reside in Quebec

  • The names of directors, their citizenship and confirmation of their tax residency in Quebec for at least two years

  • Master file, including:
  • A description of activities and productions

  • A business plan

  • Copies of the governing documents, certificate of constitution, articles of incorporation, declaration of registration, certificate of amendment and shareholders agreement (if applicable)

  • Organizational structures for the applicant company and, if applicable, any affiliated companies

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant company’s executives

  • Financial statements from applicant company for the previous two accounting periods