Support for Promotion and Dissemination – Theatrical Distribution Support – Section 2.2: Support for Commercial Theatres

Aide à la promotion et à la diffusion - Aide à la diffusion en salles – Volet 2.2 : Aide aux salles de cinéma commerciales

Funder

SODEC

Program Type

Distribution

Deadline

Rolling

Type of Aid

Grant

Financial Aid

Variable (see criteria)

Description

This section of the program promotes the attendance of Quebec and foreign films with limited distribution through support for advertizing, particularly for theatre operators in the regions. It also supports the renovation of commercial theatres.

Criteria

  • Financial aid:
  • For projects under Objective 1: 75%, up to $1,000 per film

  • For projects under Objective 2: 75%, up to $3,000 per project

  • For projects under Objective 3: 50%

  • For projects under Objective 4: 6%, up to $45,000 per project

  • Applications must respond to one of the following objectives:
  • Objective 1: screening Quebec and foreign films with limited distribution as part of regular programming in the regions, at most three weeks after initial release in Quebec

  • Objective 2: screening films as part of event-based programming or a programming cycle

  • Objective 3: establishing an initiative or tool for promotion or publicity that, through shared use between theatres, has a developmental effect for the field of film exhibition

  • Objective 4: theatre renovation; in this case, the company must submit a business plan

Eligible Expenses

  • For projects falling under Objectives 1 and 2:
  • Costs related to publicity, promotion, travel for invited guests, audience development, social media management or any other means employed by the theatre that promotes the screening of its programming

  • For projects falling under Objective 3:
  • Costs related to the design and production of the project

  • For projects falling under Objective 4:
  • Costs related to the renovation of one or more theatres

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Declaration form for the applicant company
  • Objective 1 only: provisional budget and financial data
  • Documents for projects falling under Objective 2 only:
  • A detailed description of programming

  • A detailed list of list of films included in the programming

  • Financial structure and provisional budget

  • Documents for projects falling under Objective 3 only:
  • A detailed description of the project

  • Financial structure and provisional budget

  • Documents for projects falling under Objective 4 only:
  • Business plan

  • Financial structure and provisional budget

  • Bids from contractors

  • Programming from the previous two years, indicating the country of origin for each film and highlighting those from Quebec

  • Master file, including:
  • Copies of the governing documents, certificate of constitution, articles of incorporation, declaration of registration, certificate of amendment and partnership or shareholders agreement (if applicable)

  • Shareholders and directors identification form

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

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant company’s executives

  • Financial statements