Many stimulating events take place giving you access and insight into our talent, expertise, and fascinating worlds. 

This year, rendezvous with the best of Canadian talent at the following events :

Canadian films at the festival

Discover the Canadian talent at the EFM!

Consult the summary of Canadian films and EFM screenings schedule.

Berlinale Talents

A true talent incubator from amongst the 3,000 applicants worldwide, Berlinale Talents brings together the best of the best. This gathering of his young enthusiasts and audiovisual professionals promises  a plethora of creative exchanges and reflections upon the future of our industry.

16/02 – 14:15 – 17:00
Orientation event for Canadian participants at Berlinale Talents 
Embassy of Canada

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20/02 – 8:45 
Berlinale Talents Circles
HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer

Theme-based rounds where the talents can join multiple 15-minute briefings with different topics led by Canadian experts.

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EFM Horizon

EFM Horizon will have a Canadian flavour this year.

As the Country in Focus, we will promote this forum to initiate and facilitate discussions about new business strategies and technologies that are revolutionizing the audiovisual industry.

18/02 – 13:30 – 18:30
VR NOW Summit
Berliner Freiheit 

With highlight keynote by Stéphane Rituit, Co-Founder & Producer at Felix & Paul Studios

In collaboration with

the Embassy of Canada 

Followed by a networking event

Access with Market Badge (priority) or Festival Accreditation

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19/02 – 10:00 – 12:00
EFM Startups
Berliner Freiheit

Pitch presentation of 10 selected startups including two Canadians

Access with Market Badge (priority) or Festival Accreditation

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19/02 – 14:00 – 18:00
 Let’s Change with Blockchain!
Berliner Freiheit

Understand how Blockchain can contribute and bring new inclusive approaches representing all the diversity of genres and origins.

Followed by a networking event

Access with Market Badge (priority) or Festival Accreditation

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Producers Without Borders

20 Canadian producers will participate in the visitor programme at the Co-Production Market.

18/02 – 10:00
Meet and Match
House of Representatives

By invitation only

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Co-Production Market

Discover the three Canadian projects out of the 36 selected at the Co-Production Market.

  • My Camino, Louise Archambault
    Production Item7 (Canada)
  • The Quarters, Todd Solondz, Anna Muylaert, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Arsinée Khanjian 
    Production Six Island Productions (Canada) Green Productions & Impulse Pictures, (Israel) Migdal Films (Brésil)
  • Home, Franka Potente 
    Production augenschein Filmproduktion (Allemagne) Red Cedar (Canada)

18/02 – 15:45 – 16-45
Country Sessions
Casino, House of Representatives
Public funders and representatives from selected countries including Canada will give short overviews and answer concrete questions on coproducing.

Access with Market Badge & Co-Production Market participants

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18/02 – 14:00
Public Fund Meetings
House of Representatives (formerly the Canada Sales Desk)

Feb. 15-23, Martin-Gropius-Bau

Meet with representatives from different funds including Telefilm Canada.

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Events

15/02
Opening of the Canada Pavilion (formerly the Canada Sales Desk)
Feb. 15-23, Martin-Gropius-Bau

Located in the prime location of the Martin-Gropius-Bau, the Canada Pavilion’s information counter and message center as well as a general meeting area will be at the disposal of all Canadian industry members attending the EFM and the Berlinale. This year we have access to the entire gallery and the stand will have a total surface of 115sqm. A promotional showreel will play in a loop on a strategically positioned screen.

Companies exhibiting under the Canada Pavilion umbrella:

Attraction International Distribution
Filmoption International
Good Move Media
Mongrel International
Pink Parrot Media
Raven Banner Entertainment
V71 Entertainment

New this year – look for our VR corner featuring a selection of 2017’s best VR projects.

Free admission

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15/02 − 17:30
Opening Forum Expanded Special Works School Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat & Alexis Mitchell)

Embassy of Canada
Marshall McLuhan Salon

Video & Sculptural Installation

This installation will be open to the public for the duration of the festival.

19 / 02 – 23 / 02 12:00 – 18:00
17 / 02 – 18 / 02 & 24 / 02 – 25 / 02 – 14:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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15/02 − 18:00 – 19:45
Bridging the Atlantic: Coproduction with Eurimages 

Embassy of Canada

Speakers

Sol Bondy (One Two Films) & Pierre Even (Item 7)

Organized by

Trans Atlantic Partners

With the support of

the Embassy of Canada

Followed by a networking event

Free admission

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16/02 − 18:00
NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema Reception Martin-Gropius-Bau

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Stand G6

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16/02 − 18:00
Canadian Producers Spotlight
Producers Hub, Martin-Gropius-Bau

Kick-Off Happy Hour and presentation of 10 producers selected for the Canada in Focus.

Access with Market Badge

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17/02 − 11:00
Canada. Big on VR.
VR Cinema at Marriott

A showcase of Canada’s top VR films copresented by Phi Center, including works by Felix & Paul Studios.

Access with Market Badge

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17/02 −  21:00
Canada Reception
Embassy of Canada

This is a must go event co-hosted by the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. A privileged occasion to highlight the Canadian presence in Berlin.
By invitation only

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18/02 − 11:00
2167: An Indigenous VR Experience
VR Cinema at Marriott

This innovative virtual reality project showcases
four experiences by leading Indigenous filmmakers and
artists that envision Indigenous life 150 years in the future.

This VR project will also be available at the Canada Pavilion during the EFM.

Access with Market Badge

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18/02  − 4:00-6:00
The Canadians Are Coming
Embassy of Canada

A delegation of acclaimed Canadian directors, designers and editors will engage the European industry in an inspired conversation on the details of creating film in Ontario.

Hosted by the
Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario)

In partnership with
the Embassy of Canada

By invitation only

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19/02 − 17:00
A Taste of Devour! Reception
Embassy of Canada

Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest film festival devoted to all things culinary, will bring together cinematic art and fine cuisine.

By invitation only

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19/02 – 17:00-19:00
CANADA NOW UK – Programme Announcement & Reception

Please join us at Wolf Kino during the Berlinale for the programme announcement of the second edition of CANADA NOW UK, an exciting showcase of bold new Canadian films, launching in May in the UK. 

The CANADA NOW UK films will be available for bookings, à la carte or as a series, from May to September in all independent cinemas, film societies and festivals. 

Please arrive at 17:00 for a 17:30 presentation start.

Location: Wolf Kino, Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin 

RSVP: harriet@koenigpictures.com

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Free admission

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20/02 – 12:00 – 13:30
Meet with the Canadian Talent Press event
Embassy of Canada

By invitation only

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20/02 − 15:00
NATIVe Talk: Establishing Indigenous Cinema
Embassy of Canada

Moderator 
Jason Ryle, Artistic and Managing Director

imagineNATIVE

Free admission

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20/02 − 16:30 
Reel Kanata VI: Canadian Indigenous Shorts
Embassy of Canada

A collection of 7 short films curated by the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival that present leading artistic visions in experimental, drama and documentary work made by leading Indigenous filmmakers in Canada.

In collaboration with 

the Embassy of Canada 

In partnership with 

the Canada Council for the Arts and Vtape

Free admission

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20/02  − 12:30-14:30
DocSalon – Lunch | Wednesday, Feb. 21

One of the highlights of DocSalon activities. The event brings film professionals from documentary sector together in the cozy and relaxed atmosphere of the Gropius Mirror Tent.

By invitation only

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21/02 − 14:00-16:00
Notes on Cinema #68: Between Staff Pick, Market and Archive
Embassy of Canada

Screening and panel discussion 

Moderated by
Maike Höhne, Berlinale Shorts

Speakers
Mark Toscano (Academy Film Archive), Jeffrey Bowers (Vimeo), Lauren Howes (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre) & Jayisha Patel (filmmaker).

Shorts presented
Le Tigre de Tasmanie, Vergine Keaton (Berlinale Shorts)

Circle, Jayisha Patel (Berlinale Shorts)

Nuuca, Michelle Latimer (Generation)

In collaboration with
Berlinale Shorts

Free admission

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22/02 – 16:30 – 18:30
TEDDY DIVERSITY TALK: Diversity and Gender Equality in Firms

Language – German

Embassy of Canada

Speakers
Harald Christ, Dagmar Kohnen, Nina Schimkus, Geoff Gartshore

Moderation
Steen Lorenzen, Redakteur, Reporter & Moderator at radioeins

Invitee or guest speaker
Geoff Gartshore, Counselor at the Canadian Embassy
Wieland Speck, CEO of the TEDDY Foundation

RSVP required: http://bit.ly/2DOfIqQ 

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