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What’s up this year? Networking events, showcase and panel, reception at the Canada Pavilion, and much more. Stay tuned for more information!


13-14/10 − 08:30 – 19:00
Meeting Space
JW Marriott, Lower Lounge, Level -1, facing Conference 1 – Grand theatre

A private meeting table is available to Canadians for free, a Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund initiative!

Maximum of 3 x 30 minutes meetings a day per company. Space available on a first come first served basis.

Reservations required: ann-marie.picard@telefilm.ca

13/10 − 10:10 – 10:50
The Creator’s Superpanel
JW Marriott, Grand Theatre

In partnership with World Screen

This panel celebrates the gifted individuals driving modern excellence in children’s television. Participants in The Creators Superpanel will engage in a lively discussion about the creative process, financing challenges, working with linear and OTT broadcast partners, and keeping up with fast-changing media habits.

Canadian participants: Tom McGillis, President/Executive Producer, Fresh TV Inc. and Angela Santomero, Chief Creative Officer, 9 Story Media Group


13/10 − 16:40 – 17:20
Navigating the OTT Landscape
JW Marriott, Grand Theatre

The big OTT platforms are now a well-established part of the kids content landscape, and no longer the mysterious new kids on the block.  But what is it actually like to create and sell shows to them?  And which OTT is the best home for your property?  A fireside chat with experienced creators, producers and distributors on considerations and best practices of working with on-demand platforms.

Canadian participants: Angela Santomero, Chief Creative Officer, 9 Story Media Group and Josh Scherba, President, DHX Media


13/10 − 14:45 – 16:00

MIPJunior IP Pitch
JW Marriott, Renoir

A unique competition to discover original IP ideas from the book & gaming industry

Back at MIPJunior for the second year in a row, the MIPJunior IP Pitch (previously known as Pitch Your IP for Animated Series) is a pitching competition dedicated to producers and creators of children’s content to source original IP ideas from the book & gaming industry.

Canadian participant: Frank Falcone, President and Executive Creative Director, Guru Studio


14/10 − 08:45 – 09:45
Breakfast featuring ‘Holly Hobbie’
JW Marriott, Renoir

Get an exclusive sneak preview from “Holly Hobbie” to hear all about how we created this stunning new, live action series – recently commissioned by Hulu, Family Channel along with Universal Kids followed by a special Q&A panel.

Canadian participant: Anthony Leo, Co-president, Aircraft Pictures


14/10 − 09:00 – 10:00
Matchmaking with buyers and commissioners 
JW Marriott, Matchmaking Lounge

The industry’s top international buyers and commissioners are coming to Cannes. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to pitch your projects, find out what they are looking for and cement new partnerships.

Canadian participant: Sandrine Pechels, Saint Sardos, Director of Disruption and Multiplatform Distribution, TFO


14/10 − 11:15 – 11:45
International Success Stories
JW Marriott, Grand Theatre

Presented by:  Telefilm & the Canada Media Fund

Come and listen to renowned Canadian companies talk about productions that have achieved international success – and how.

Join us in discovering their next big hits!

Speakers: Thom Chapman, Sr. Director, Sales & Distribution, Entertainment, Spin Master, Shabnam Rezaei, President, Big Bad Boo and Federico Vargas, Senior Director, Distribution, 9 Story Media Group


15/10 − 10:45 − 11:45 
ZDF-Entreprises: Embracing UHD
Palais des Festivals, SONY 4K Ultra HD Theatre, Palais 4

Canadian participant: Michael McMahon, Executive producer, Primitive Entertainment


15/10 − 14:15 − 15:30
Screening: ‘An ordinary woman’
Palais des Festivals, Auditorium K, Palais 4

Marina is an ordinary woman, living in Moscow. But behind the façade of her perfect family life lurk many dark secrets. She owns a flower shop but her income really comes fromrunning a clandestine Whatsapp network of prostitutes. An Ordinary Woman is the riveting story of how Marina copes as her carefully constructed house of cards begins to collapse around her. Series Mania Best Actress Anna Mikhalkova leads an exceptional cast of strong female characters in this taut, multi-layered contemporary drama which promises to be the breakout Russian hit series for international audiences.

Canadian participant: Julien Leroux, SVP, Global Scripted Co-Productions, Cineflix Media Inc.


16/10 −14:30 − 15:30
Why music can make a difference with 4K/HDR 
Palais des Festivals, SONY 4K Ultra HD Theatre, Palais 4

What are the advantages and challenges that we face when bringing music content in 4K HDR to the screen? Why should people care about this cutting-edge technology? Why is music in 4K HDR mind-blowing? In this panel, you’ll find out all different aspects of the full supply chain in the 4K HDR development and you’ll be part of the bigger discussion on why music is the only source of entertainment that can prove the advantages of 4K HDR.

Canadian participant: Rob Overman, Artistic director, Stingray


16/10 − 14:00 − 14:30
Panel: Showbizz success in today’s world!
Palais des Festivals, Auditorium A, Palais 3

Presented by: Telefilm + Canada Media Fund + CBC/Radio-Canada

Catherine Tait, the first woman to lead Canada’s national broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada, hosts a conversation on leadership and successful programming in a tumultuous media landscape.

Learn how exceptional Canadian companies have positioned themselves within the international community by developing highly innovative business models.

Join us and get inspired by their success! 

Moderator: Catherine Tait, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBC/Radio-Canada

Speakers: Marie-Claude Beauchamp, President and producer, Carpediem Film & TV Inc, Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer and Co-Founder, Cameron Pictures and Christina Jennings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shaftesbury

16/10 − 16:00 – 17:00
Matchmaking Brazil & Canada
Brazilian Stand (P-1.A89)

By invitation only

Presented by: Telefilm + Canada Media Fund + Brazilian Content

Each meeting will last 15 minutes.

16/10 − 17:00 – 19:00
Canada’s Reception
Canada Pavilion

Presented by:  Telefilm & the Canada Media Fund

Meet & Greet.
Come celebrate with us alongside renown chef David Rocco!

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