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 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.

8/02 – 14:30 – 17:00
Orientation event for Canadian participants at Berlinale Talents 
Embassy of Canada

By invitation only

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12/02 – 8:45 – 11:00
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.

By invitation only

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Producers Without Borders

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

10/02 – 10:00 – 12:00
Meet and Match
House of Representatives

By invitation only

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Co-Production Market

Discover the Canadian project selected at the Co-Production Market.

  • Slash/Back (D: Nyla Innuksuk), Stellar Citizens, Scythia Films & Mixtape VR, Canada

9/02 – 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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11/02 – 14:00 – 18:00
Public Fund Meetings
House of Representatives 

Meet with representatives from different funds including Telefilm Canada.

Access with Market Badge & Co-Production Market participants

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Events

7-14/02
Canada Pavilion Opening
Gropius-Bau

Located in the prime location of Gropius-Bau, the Canada Pavilion host  six distribution companies and a general meeting space for all Canadian industry members attending the European Film Market. (EFM) and the Berlinale. Come to meet us!

Companies exhibiting under the Canada Pavilion umbrella :

Attraction Distribution
Breakthrough Entertainment
Filmoption International
Pink Parrot Media
Raven Banner Entertainment
Seville International

Open to all

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7/02 − 17:30
Opening Forum Expanded
Notes to self, Christina Battle
Embassy of Canada – Marshall McLuhan Salon

Multi-channel video installation

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

09 / 02 – 10 / 02:  14:00 – 18:00
11 / 02 – 15 / 02 : 
12:00 – 18:00
16 / 02 – 17 / 02:  14:00 – 18:00

Open to all

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8−13/02 − 10:00 – 19:00
Canada. Big on VR. 
VR Cinema at Marriott 

Come and see 3 VR works developed by the team of Anthropocene, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky (Mercury Films).

  • Anthropocene: Ivory Burn
  • Anthropocene: Dandora
  • Anthropocene: Carrara

Access with Market Badge

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9/02 −  21:30
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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10/02 – 17:00 – 19:00
CANADA NOW UK – Programme Announcement & Reception
Embassy of Canada

Please join us during the Berlinale for the programme announcement of the third 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. 

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

By invitation only

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12/02 − 9:30
JETS – A Coproduction Initiative For The World Market  
Freie Hansestadt Bremen

22 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
Telefilm Canada, FilmInvest, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, HessenFilm, nordmedia and The Finnish Film Foundation, and supported by Directors UK, Movie – College and the Young Producers Association (YPA)

By invitation only

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12/02 − 15:00
NATIVe Talk: Establishing Indigenous Cinema
Embassy of Canada

Moderator 
Jason Ryle, director,
imagineNATIVE

Open to all

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12/02 − 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 
Embassy of Canada 

In partnership with 
Canada Council for the Arts and Vtape

Open to all

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14/02 − 14:00 −16:00
Notes on Cinema #92: Re-Touching the Body – Storytelling, Participation, Reality
Embassy of Canada

Screening and panel discussion 

Moderated by
Maike Höhne, Berlinale Shorts

Speakers
Jasmila Žbanić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Igor Drljača (Canada), and Clarissa Thieme (Germany).

Shorts presented

  • Can’t You See Them? – Repeat. by Clarissa Thieme
  • The Spirit Keepers of Makuta‘ay by Yen-Chao Lin
  • Omarska by Varun Sasindran

In collaboration with
Berlinale Shorts

Open to all

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