Support for Export and Cultural Outreach – Section 2: Support for One-Off Projects

Programme d'aide à l'exportation et au rayonnement culturel – Volet 2 : Soutien aux projets ponctuels

Funder

SODEC

Program Type

Distribution

Deadline

Rolling

Type of Aid

Grant

Financial Aid

50%, up to $15,000

Description

This section of the program aims to stimulate international sales for film, television and interactive works by supporting specific export projects with commercial potential. These projects allow companies to pursue one-off business opportunities outside of their regular activities in foreign markets.

Criteria

  • Applications must be submitted at least one month before activities begin
  • Applicant companies must demonstrate annual revenues of less than $10 million for the previous two accounting periods
  • In the case of an applicant company that is a part of a group of subsidiaries owned partially or fully by a parent company, the maximum of $10 million in revenues applies to the group of subsidiaries as a whole
  • Applicant companies must submit a specific export project indicating the marketing activities in the targeted territories and distinguish these from their regular activities abroad while also demonstrating their ability to carry out the project
  • Applicant companies must hold the distribution rights of the works indicated in the application for international sales in targeted territories
  • Applicant companies must be able to allocate funds totalling 30% of the budget
  • Applicant companies must have fulfilled their repayment obligations towards SODEC before submitting a new application for this section of the program

Eligible Expenses

  • Economy class transportation costs
  • Accommodation fees in the territories targeted for export
  • Costs related to the production of promotional materials conceived of for a target market, including translation fees
  • Costs related to promotional activities
  • Accreditation fees in situations where there is no organization that can host the applicant
  • Costs related to subtitling or voiceovers not covered by other funding, for one episode of a series or miniseries only
  • Fees for independent consultants related to work completed abroad and for the negotiation of agreements
  • Costs related to legal acts concerning commercial agreements abroad
  • Interpreter fees, if applicable

Supporting Documents

  • Completed SOD@ccès online application form
  • Applications must include:
  • A description of the project and a provisional schedule of activities

  • A brief analysis of the targeted territory

  • The positioning of the company to complete the development of the project

  • Sales potential for the works in question

  • Projected gross sales outside of Quebec per year for the next two years

  • An itemized budget distinguishing eligible costs from ineligible

  • The project’s funding structure, indicating the applicant company’s financial participation as well as other confirmed or prospective funding sources

  • Gross sales outside of Quebec, broken down by product and by country, for the previous two years

  • Financial statement review engagements from the applicant company’s previous two accounting periods
  • 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