Canadians heading to Cannes will be in good hands this year with Telefilm Canada’s delegation who will be present at the Festival de Cannes to facilitate networking; particularly when it comes to export and coproduction, participate in events and represent in all the right places.

From May 14 to 23, 2019, please join us at the Canada Pavilion at the festival’s Marché du Film market. Always action-packed with productive networking events, film screenings and other activities to help you make the most of your time on the Croisette, the Canada Pavilion is the perfect meeting spot! For updates, details, and all the Cannes news you need, please keep your eyes on our programming page. Meanwhile, here are 5 of our business events you won’t want to miss.

And now, meet Telefilm’s delegation at Cannes:

Christa Dickenson, Executive Director

Christa Dickenson is the Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. She has over two decades of experience spanning broadcast television, technology, telecommunications and interactive digital media, having worked at CTV, CPAC, Rogers and Interactive Ontario. Ms. Dickenson possesses an unparalleled talent for innovation coupled with a strong business acumen. With brand advocacy expertise honed over many years, she is a highly effective screen-based industries advocate and spokesperson. In addition to a professional background spanning both the creative and business sides of the broadcast, technology, telecommunications and interactive digital media industries, Ms. Dickenson has a BAH and Masters of Fine Arts in Film Studies.

Marielle Poupelin, Specialist, International Business Development

After completing a degree in administration at the University of Angers in France, Marielle Poupelin immediately began working in film production. In 1990, Ms. Poupelin moved from France to Canada, where she continued her career working in film and TV production. In 2004, she joined Telefilm Canada as an investment analyst. She was part of the team that selected projects to be financed as feature films. In 2010, Ms. Poupelin was appointed Deputy Director, Coproduction. In this role, she is in charge of managing the team responsible for evaluating coproduction projects submitted by Canadian producers in film and television. She also assumed the interim leadership of the International Promotion sector from 2016 to 2019.

Marie-France Godbout, Interim Director, Project Financing

Marie-France Godbout joined Telefilm Canada in 2002 as Specialist, Distribution – Feature Films, responsible for managing requests for commercialization, dubbing, alternative distribution, and international marketing support. She has a wide range of experience as a film industry professional, having held various management positions at C/FP, Motion Int’l, and Ciné-Entreprises, among others. In her role as National Director, Feature Films, Ms. Godbout leads the team responsible for decisions on French-language feature films at the national and regional levels and is in charge of industry relations with her counterparts in the English-language market.

Mélanie Hartley, Advisor, New Initiatives

Melanie Hartley has held a number of positions at Telefilm Canada since her hiring in 2002, including Deputy Director of the Feature Film Unit, Regional Director of English Production, Regional Director of Business Development and Project Manager for National Promotion in Quebec. She is currently Advisor, New initiatives, International Promotion. Prior to joining Telefilm, she worked in distribution for more than seven years on many aspects of the field, including development of marketing strategies, media relations, communications and international and television sales.

Clémence Bradley, Advisor, Promotion – Event Management

A graduate in marketing communications from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Clémence Bradley has more than a decade of experience in the cultural and advertising sectors. She has held various positions in event and project management with organizations like Just for Laughs, Infopresse, and Radio-Canada. Clémence has been with Telefilm Canada for over five years as an advisor in Promotion – Event Management, where she’s responsible for the organization and implementation of activities in major film industry markets, including Cannes and TIFF. She is currently completing a Specialized Graduate Diploma in Management – Organizational Development at the HEC Montréal.

Danielle Bélanger, Advisor, Promotion – Event Management

After studying film and communications at Concordia University, Danielle Bélanger spent nine years running an international distribution company, handling marketing, sales, acquisitions and promotion at markets and festivals. She then headed distribution and circulation for an artist-run centre specialized in museum videos before joining Telefilm Canada’s international sector as Project Leader in 2005. Danielle currently holds the position of Advisor, Promotion – Event Management.

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