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Rendezvous with Canada

RDV CANADA is your rendezvous with Canadian content and talent in the world’s spotlight, and your chance to discover production partners present at festivals and markets around the world.


June 25 – 28, 2018

September 6 – 16, 2018

June 2018

Canada is at the forefront at the Shanghai International Film Festival! And this year, an incredible selection of 16 Canadian films are screened, including 12 films in the Panorama Focus Canada section.

Furthermore, three films are in official competition: Translator, by Rodrigo and Sebastian Barriuso, Tadoussac by Martin Laroche, and My Enemy, My Brother, a documentary by Ann Shin. Not to mention the documentary A Little Wisdom, a Canada/China/USA presented in the International Showcasing section. So, what else can you add to your calendars? In collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, stimulating networking opportunities are arranged with the Canadian delegation, and let`s not forget the screenings and the Q&A period!

June 2018

Sunny Side of the Doc is an international market dedicated to factual content (linear & interactive documentaries), where the industry gathers over four days to sell or buy projects and programs, and to find partners. Challenging and thought-provoking conference sessions, pitch competitions (with prizes), presentations by broadcasters from around the world, screenings and special events, all in a large exhibition and conference venue, Espace Encan, on the harbour side of La Rochelle. Telefilm Canada and its partners are joining forces in a trade mission under the umbrella of the Canada Pavilion during Sunny Side of the Doc.

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Shanghai 2018

Summer Film Festival: Shanghai

With 18 Canadian films in the mix, including three in official competition, Canada is strutting its stuff at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, which takes place from June 16 to 25, 2018. In order to develop new partnerships within the Asian market while building and solidifying relationships as well as exciting coproduction opportunities, Canada’s...

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Karlovy Vary 2018

Making Waves in Karlovy Vary

Ahhh, summertime in Canada! Summer means different things to different Canadians; lakeside getaways, outdoor adventures, or, of course, a big cinematic presence at film festivals! The season is in full swing, and Canadian cinema is making waves on the international circuit, with screenings, events, and networking opportunities for our filmmakers at festivals all over the...

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Must read Spotlight

Indigenous Filmmakers Discuss

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, so we reached out to three influential Indigenous filmmakers, to ask them all about film and Indigenous storytelling, cinematic inspiration, and more. Here are the first half of their super interesting answers. We’ll post part two later this month, as June is also National Indigenous History Month. Sonia...

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