May 14-25, 2019

Come and meet us at the Canada Pavilion at the Marché du Film of Cannes!

Our Canada Pavilion at the 72st Festival de Cannes will be busy and bustling with cool networking events, film screenings, emerging talent and more! 

With 200+ Canadian producers registered for Cannes this year, we’ll show ’em what we’ve got! And to cast the world’s eyes upon Canadian talent, we’re shining a light on six selected Canadian producers at this year’s Producers Network Breakfast: Félize Frappier, Nicole Robert, Simone Urdl, Avi Federgreen, Aonan Yang and Justin Oakey. It all happens on May 19 at the Plage des Palmes.

At Doc Corner, projects led by women: Pitching at this year’s Canadian Showcase are four documentaries directed and produced by women: Eulogy for the Dead Sea, Damascus Dreams (a project selected for Telefilm’s 2018 Talent To Watch Program!), La mer entre nous and Finding Sally

Did you say blockchain? As part of the Cannes NEXT Producers Network Panels, Telefilm and the Canada Media Fund can’t wait to school delegates on everything Blockchain in this 90-minute conference. 

BIG on coproduction. In addition to a multitude of meetups with different countries, Canada will be present at the Israel Women in film panel happening at the Israel Pavilion. Telefilm’s executive director, Christa Dickenson, will be there!

Not to mention Not Short on Talent program that will offer 15 recent Canadian short films at Cannes’ Short Film Corner.

See all details here.


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Canadian Cannes winners

At the 72nd Festival de Cannes, which took place from May 14 to 25, 2019, Canada’s  homegrown talent dazzled audiences, took home prizes, and represented Canada right — check out these winning films with Canadian connections! As summer sets in, let’s kick off the season with a celebratory look at our Canadian Cannes victors of...

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