Festivals and events Canada is a BIG deal. Check us out at some of the most prestigious events.Your rendezvous with success starts here. February 15-23, 2018 BERLINALE Founded in 1951, the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, takes place each February in Berlin, Germany. The Golden Bear is the main award given by this festival. March 9-18, 2018 SXSW Founded in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the largest creative gatherings in the world, featuring music and film festivals, conferences on a wide range of topics and exhibitions. The SXSW Film Festival is held annually in March in Austin, USA. The Grand Jury Prize is the biggest honour to be awarded at the festival. April 9-12, 2018 MIPTV Founded in 1964, the Global TV and Digital Content Market (MIPTV) takes place in April in Cannes, France. It brings together over 10,000 participants each year. May 8-19, 2018 Festival de Cannes Founded in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival is held in May in Cannes, France. Some 20 films are in competition at this event each year. The Palme d’Or is the main award given by this festival. June 11-16, 2018 International Animation film Market Festival and market Founded in 1986, the International Animation Film Festival takes place in June, in Annecy, France. It presents annually a selection of approximately 200 films and reunites over 10,000 professionals across the world. The Market (Mifa) hosts more than 660 international exhibitors. June 25-28, 2018 sunny side of the doc Founded in 1989, Sunny side of the Doc is held in June in La Rochelle, France. This annual festival creates unique opportunities for over 2,000 professionals from 60 countries to follow the latest industry trends. September 7-16, 2018 tifF Founded in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) takes place each September in Toronto, Canada. The People’s Choice Award is the main award given by this festival. October 15-18, 2018 MIPCOM Founded in 1985, the World’s Entertainment Content Market (MIPCOM) is held in October in Cannes, France. Each year, it brings together more than 10,000 professionals from the television and entertainment industry.