Global content market MIPTV will have a distinctly Canadian flavour this year. And we’re not just talking about maple.

See what we have on tap for you.

Events

10/04 − 9:00 – 10:30
Morning Matching Session
Canada Pavilion

This event aims at connecting digital media producers from Canada and Germany.   

As the seating is very limited, meeting spaces have been allocated on a first come first served basis. The event is at full capacity.

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10/04 − 17:00 – 19:00
Canadian Networking Reception
Canada Pavilion

Come celebrate with the Canadian industry!

Open to all

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MIPDOC

7/04 − 16:45 – 17:30
KEYNOTE SUPERPANEL – POWER SHIFT: DISTRIBUTORS AS CONTENT KICKSTARTERS

This keynote superpanel features influential decision-makers, discussing this distribution trend and others in factual programming, as well as new business models.

Canadian Speaker: Solange Attwood, Blue Ant Media  (Toronto)

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8/04 − 10:00
MIPDOC OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL PITCH

MAN VS TIME from Nicolas Boucher, CEO and Executive Producer, DBCOM MEDIA

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MIPTV

Discover Canadian  projects and talents showcased at the MIPTV!

9/04 − 12/04
VR Library
Palais-1

Discover Canadian VR Worlds with 5 projects showcased at the Innovation Hub’s VR Library

  • Blind Vaysha – VR
  • Enchanted forest VR
  • Kidnapped
  • Tidal Traces
  • Titanic: Journey to the Depths
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9/04 14:15 − 15:45 
KIDS ANIMATION: NEW DIGITAL CREATORS TO WATCH
Palais-5

Discover a new range of digital-first creators who know how to make cost-effective kids content online, turn it into strong & successful IP and – then – make it travel to other screens.

Canadian Speaker: Devon Thagard, Co-Founder/Partner Skyship Entertainment (Toronto)

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10/04 7:30 − 10:00
KIDS INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS – WINNERS
Carlton

Winner: SNAPSHOT by Forte Entertainment (Ontario)

Executive Producers : Andrea et Mitchelle Gabourie

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11/04 10:00 − 10:45
HOW TO FIND COMMON LANGUAGE TO MAKE LIVE-ACTION SERIES TRAVEL?
Palais-3, Auditorium A

These are difficult ones to tackle when it comes to scripted live action series for Kids. Is there room in-between the global shows from leading kids networks and local initiatives? What are the development and production secrets for making a local live action series with potential global reach?

Canadian Speaker: Joan Lambur, Lambur Productions (Toronto)

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11/04 10:50 − 11:30

UP AND COMING: COULD AI REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL CREATIVE PROCESS?

Gare Maritime

It’s a question many are asking. The past few months have seen the film industry test AI-powered solutions to actually make art, not just inform it. Sure, these are early days. But it’s only natural to wonder what the future of creation will look like as a result: Is AI a creative friend, or a future competitor? And what kind of data helps inform an AI that creates, versus just iterating past human patterns? In a session that may yield even more questions than answers, creatives, stakeholders and a data scientist explore the future of creativity in collaboration with the machine mind.

Canadian Speaker: Marina Pavlovic Rivas, Consultant and Founder LLimn

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11/04 11:00 − 11:45
FINANCING HIGH-END LIVE ACTION SERIES FOR KIDS
Palais-3, Auditorium A

Mainstream high-end global scripted series now enjoy a diversity of new creative resources—from co-development to co-production—to help finance rising budgetary demands. Are scripted kids’ live action series going down this road? Learn from the people who are living it.

Canadian Speaker: Joan Lambur, Lambur Productions (Toronto)

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11/04 12:00 − 12:30
KEYNOTE SHOWCASE – MIPTV 2018 BRAND CONTENT OF THE YEAR: ‘CARMILLA’ (BY KIMBERLY-CLARK)
Palais-1, Debussy Theatre

MIPTV has chosen to give its Brand of The Year Award to a Brand Content that become a transmedia brand and its own: ‘Carmilla’. Produced by Shaftesbury, with executive producer U by Kotex®, Carmilla is a scripted transmedia digital series with over 71 million views on YouTube channel KindaTV, the largest scripted YouTube channel for millennials in Canada.

Canadian Speakers: Christina Jennings, Chairman and CEO, Shaftesbury (Toronto) and Kaaren Whitney-Vernon, SVP, Branded Entertainment, Shaftesbury (Toronto)

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CANNESERIES

The Cannes International Series Festival, CANNESERIES (1st edition) will be launched from April 4 to 11, 2018. The Official Competition (long form drama series) will present 10 world premieres of innovative series from around the world.

CANNESERIES Digital is the competition dedicated to short formats.

11/04 − 10:00 – 15:30
CANNESERIES DIGITAL | PROJECTION OF DIGITAL PROJECTS IN COMPETITION- WINNERS
Miramar

Canada will be well represented with two short-format digital series:

  • Dominos, by writer-director Zoé Pelchat – WINNER
  • L’Arène, by director Jean-François Leblanc and writer-actor Marjorie Armstrong
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In Development

In Development, the Cannes Drama Creative Forum is dedicated to fast-tracking new drama productions at an international level. the Cannes Drama Creative Forum is dedicated to fast-tracking new drama productions at an international level. Twelve projects will vie for development dollars from official partners including leading independent European producer Federation Entertainment and French think-tank La Fabrique des Formats.

Free access is included with MIPTV registration

9/04 − 17:30 – 18:30
KICK-OFF In Development
Networking Lounge – Gare Maritime

Introduction by Roxane Girard, Director, Business Affairs and Coproduction, Téléfilm Canada, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice-President, Industry and Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund, during the Kick-Off and Happy Hour.

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10/04 − 9:50 – 10:35
OH MY PITCH! #1

Gare maritime

Competition /Pitch                                       

Canadian Speakers: Joseph Kay, Writer/Creator for Revival and Eliza Lee, Canadian co-writer and co-producer for Angelica (United-States).

 

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10/04 − 15:10 – 16:10
DIGITAL SHORT FORM SERIES PITCH 

Canadian Speakers: Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Producer, First Love Films and co-creators Erin Carter and Justine Stevens for Made with Love.

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10/04 − 16:30 – 17:15
OH MY PITCH! #2 – WINNER!
Gare Maritime

Canadian Speakers: Mackensie Donaldson, Executive Producer, The Donaldson Company Inc., Hannah Cheesman and Julian De Zotti, Co-creator/Co-writer of Whatever, Linda

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