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 :
Discover the Canadian talent at the EFM!
Consult the summary of Canadian films and EFM screenings schedule.
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 – 17:00Orientation event for Canadian participants at Berlinale Talents Embassy of Canada
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.
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 – 18:30VR NOW SummitBerliner 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
19/02 – 10:00 – 12:00EFM StartupsBerliner Freiheit
Pitch presentation of 10 selected startups including two Canadians
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.
20 Canadian producers will participate in the visitor programme at the Co-Production Market.
18/02 – 10:00Meet and MatchHouse of Representatives
By invitation only
Discover the three Canadian projects out of the 36 selected at the Co-Production Market.
18/02 – 15:45 – 16-45Country SessionsCasino, House of RepresentativesPublic 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
18/02 – 14:00 Public Fund MeetingsHouse of Representatives (formerly the Canada Sales Desk)
Feb. 15-23, Martin-Gropius-Bau
Meet with representatives from different funds including Telefilm Canada.
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.
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
15/02 − 18:00 – 19:45 Bridging the Atlantic: Coproduction with Eurimages
Embassy of Canada
Sol Bondy (One Two Films) & Pierre Even (Item 7)
Trans Atlantic Partners
With the support of
the Embassy of Canada
16/02 − 18:00 NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema Reception Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Stand G6
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
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.
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
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.
18/02 − 4:00-6:00The Canadians Are ComingEmbassy 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 theDirectors Guild of Canada (Ontario)
In partnership withthe Embassy of Canada
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.
19/02 – 17:00-19:00CANADA 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
20/02 – 9:30JETS – A Coproduction Initiative For The World MarketLandesregierung Bremen
26 film teams will pitch their project to a group of sales agents, production, finance and distribution companies.
Organized by WEP Productions & WEP UK
With the support of Irish Film Board, Finish Film Foundation, Telefilm Canada, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, HessenFilm & Medien GmbH & nordmedia.
20/02 – 12:00 – 13:30Meet with the Canadian Talent Press eventEmbassy of Canada
20/02 − 15:00NATIVe Talk: Establishing Indigenous CinemaEmbassy of Canada
Moderator Jason Ryle, Artistic and Managing Director
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
In partnership with
the Canada Council for the Arts and Vtape
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.
21/02 − 14:00-16:00Notes on Cinema #68: Between Staff Pick, Market and ArchiveEmbassy 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
22/02 – 16:30 – 18:30TEDDY DIVERSITY TALK: Diversity and Gender Equality in Firms
Language – German
SpeakersHarald Christ, Dagmar Kohnen, Nina Schimkus, Geoff Gartshore
ModerationSteen Lorenzen, Redakteur, Reporter & Moderator at radioeins
Invitee or guest speakerGeoff Gartshore, Counselor at the Canadian EmbassyWieland Speck, CEO of the TEDDY Foundation
RSVP required: http://bit.ly/2DOfIqQ