SXSW kicks off March 8th with an impressive Canadian lineup! For the very first time, the spheres of film, television, music and interactive all convene under one roof: Canada House. Whether you’re into industry panels, musical showcases, networking events, or late night DJ sets, here’s a sneak peak of some of the best that Canada House has to offer.


Your can't miss events at the Canada House:

March 8th: SXSW International Women’s Day Celebration

Join this bold and inspired conversation on the power of Queer fandom with the Queering the Script panel presentation presented by Telefilm, Wattpad and Shaftesbury. See how these companies prioritize the importance of providing empowering content that supports LGBTQ+ characters and celebrate a spectrum of identities.

March 10th: Vancouver Day @ Canada House

Don’t miss the SXSW Reception, your chance to meet Michelle Mylett and Dylan Playfair of Letterkenny. Then stay for the Official Launch Party of the Canada House, hosted by Shaftesbury & KCP, with an all-ladies hip hop and EDM set featuring DJ Oshow, Blondtron, Ingrid Hakanson and DJ Tizi.

March 11th: Quebec Day @ Canada House

From a delicious brunch created by the Montréal chef of La Récolte Espace Local, to meeting visionary Francophone entrepreneurs and enjoying Quebec night lights, you won’t regret spending the day with us.

March 12th: Film, Tech and Music from Canada

Have lunch with Canadian filmmakers like directors Ron Mann (Carmine Street Guitars), Ricky Tollman (Run This Town) and Grace Glowicki (Tito). RSVP here

Stick around to meet more Canadian talent at CBC’s Meet & Greet with the cast of Kim’s Convenience featuring Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Simu LiuRSVP here.

End your day at the Canada House’s Official Canadian Showcase featuring The Strumbellas and many others. RSVP here.

March 13th: Canada Blast

Enjoy music from Canadian artists, brought to you in partnership with CIMA, Ontario Creates, Government of Canada, Factor Stingray Music, Socan, Socan Foundation, Radio Starmaker Fund, Music Export Canada, and Canadian Blast.

So come by and hang with us from March 8 to 14! Check out our full programming and more details on the events above right here.

Want more? See which Canadian films featured at the Festival you won’t to miss, including three world premieres.