Telefilm Canada is very pleased that the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty (PDF) between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Treaty was announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover, on June 11 of this year.
India is the 54th country with whom Canada has signed an audiovisual coproduction treaty. These treaties are administered by Telefilm Canada on behalf of the Canadian government. For more information, please see the Treaty announcement and the coproduction treaty between Canada and India.
Enabling producers from both countries to pool their creative, technical and financial resources, this treaty is the first to be signed since Canada’s Policy on Audiovisual Treaty Coproduction was implemented in March 2013. The Policy reflects the ever-changing audiovisual production environment, allows the Government of Canada to better support the Canadian audiovisual industry and makes Canada a partner of choice.
A world leader in audiovisual coproduction, Canada has produced 681 coproduction projects with production budgets totalling close to $5 billion over the past decade.