Canada Goes Big at MIPCOM 2021!

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Big news: Our Canada Pavilion is back at MIPCOM 2021, in Cannes (France) this year, happening from October 11 to 14, 2021 at the Palais des Festivals and online through November 30.

Along with its return comes related events MIPJunior, the Diversify TV Excellence Awards, and CANNESERIES (psst – we’ve got a short-form Canadian series nominated in the CANNESERIES selection)!

If you’re attending this major international television market dedicated to the financing, coproduction, acquisitions, and sales of audiovisual content on all platforms, here’s all you need to know about Canada’s MIPCOM presence in both digital and physical sections of the event.

This way to your Canada Pavilion

Step right up: The completely redesigned and rebranded Canada Pavilion offers guests a modern, safe, and eco-friendly space equipped with a furnished terrace! We’ll be welcoming more than 60 registered Canadian participants and 30 companies both virtually and physically. The Canada Pavilion is a hub to create new business relationships and opportunities, where guests from around the world can meet, reconnect, and mingle with our homegrown Canadian industry delegates.

Powered by Telefilm Canada and designed by Over and Above, your Pavilion has a new location at Booth P4.C8; you’ll find it on the same floor as the Creative Media Europe, SODEC Québec, and NBC pavilions. Telefilm Canada’s Principal Partners for the Pavilion are the Canada Media Fund and Ontario Creates. Major Partners include the Talent Fund, Creative BC and Trade Commissioner Service – Paris.

Networking Breakfast | Meet the Series and Meet the Docs 2021 Cohort

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From left to right: Muniré Armstrong, Nikki Cole, Julian De Zotti, Heidi Lasi, Colin Riendeau, Nicola Waugh

Will you be attending our Networking Breakfast | Meet the Series and Meet the Docs 2021 Cohort on October 12? The event will feature cohorts from RDV Canada’s Meet the Series and Meet the Docs mentorship programs, who are excited to discuss their projects in development! 

We can’t wait to introduce you to:

This event’s partners are Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, and the Trade Commissioner Service.

MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards

Along with the Canada Media Fund and  , Telefilm Canada is a Presenter Partner at MIPCOM’s fifth Diversify TV Excellence Awards, which celebrate and recognize diversity, inclusivity, and representation in television programming! Over 172 entries from 20 countries were submitted. Canadian actor Mouna Traoré (from the upcoming CBC/BET+ series The Porter, by Sienna Films and Inferno Pictures) will be presenting an award, and we’ve got a Canadian Jury member, too: Shabnam Rezaei, Co-Founder and President of Big Bad Boo Studios.

Here are the Canadian programs nominated:

For Diversity in Kids Programming – Preschool

For Diversity in Kids Programming – Older Children

For LGBTQ+ / Non-Scripted

  • Shine True (VICE Studios)

For Disability – Scripted

  • Christmas Ever After (MarVista Entertainment, Neshama Entertainment, Vroom)
  • Six Degrees (Encore Television inc.)

The awards ceremony will take place October 13. Check out the full list of nominees here!


A short-form Canadian series has been selected for the CANNESERIES festival (which runs parallel to MIPCOM): Eric Piccoli’s I Would Like to be Erased (Je voudrais qu’on m’efface) from Babel Films, based on Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s novel of the same name! Available on ICI TOU.TV (Canada only), the eight-episode series about three teenagers already took home the best web series win at the Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma and snagged four Gémeaux Awards of its eight nominations, including top honours for best digital series! Open and free to all for both online and onsite events, CANNESERIES’s fourth edition kicks off October 8 with prizes to be announced October 13. Taking place at Palais des Festivals and l’Espace Miramar, you can screen the fest’s 10 nominated short format series and 10 nominated drama series at!

Keep your eyes on our programming page for updates on all our MIPCOM 2021 safety measures, events, screenings, and more, and check out the full list of companies attending.

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