Canada House will be in full swing at this year’s SXSW!
08/03 – 17:10-17:30Queering the Script panel presentationPalm Door on Sixth – 508 E 6th St.#women #iwd
Presented by Telefilm, Wattpad & Shaftesbury
Audiences are moving a shift in content, demanding diverse representation in all forms of media and companies like Shaftesbury and Wattpad are prioritizing the importance of providing empowering content. With over 76 M views, Carmilla is affecting real change for Queer Representation in the Mainstream Media. The Creampuff fandom proved their purchasing power with the UbyKotex brand and in their demands for more Carmilla. This global movement of Queer voices is mobilizing on every platform. The Wattpad community has spent billions of minutes reading LGBTQ+ stories and those tagged #FreeTheLGBT on the platform in support of more representation for LGBTQ+ characters and celebrating a spectrum of identities. Join us for a bold and inspired conversation on the power of Queer Fandom.
10/03 − 13:00Canada’s Tech Revolution
A conversation with Canadian Start-up Cities
10/03 − 14:00
The Rise of the Vancouver AR/VR Ecosystem
10/03 − 16:00Vancouver: Building a Global E-Sports Hub
10/03 − 18:00Meet the Canadians @ SXSW Reception
Presented by Shaftesbury, Tourism Vancouver & Telefilm
With special hosts Michelle Mylett & Dylan Playfair of LetterKenny
10/03 − 18:00Quebec Delegation Welcome
Presented by Export Quebec
10/03 − 20:00-02:00Canada House Official Launch Party
Shaftesbury & KCP Loft hosts a night of diversity, brands and deep fandom, including an all-ladies hip hop and EDM line-up featuring DJ Oshow, Blondtron, Ingrid Hakanson & DJTizy.
This programming is sponsored by Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver AR/VR Association, Creative BC, Vancouver Hotels Destination Association, Vancouver Economic Commission, Shaftesbury, KCP Loft and Invest in Canada.
Montreal, UNESCO City of Design and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO are organizing the first regional meeting of the 18 North American cities that make up the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The event aims to stimulate cooperation between coordinators and companies from Mexican, American and Canadian creative cities at SXSW.
11/03 – 10:00UNESCO Creative Cities Showcase
Hosted by City of Montréal
By invitation only
11/03 − 11:30Brunch
Created by the Montréal chef of La Récolte Espace Local, to the sound of a live performance by DJ Rosegold from Toronto.
11/03 − 14:00Montréal: The Benefits of Scaling in a World-Class AI Hub
Hosted by Montréal International
Montreal has been attracting ground breaking AI research labs in the last few years, positioning the city as a world class hub in artificial intelligence research.
Panelists and the moderator:
11/03 − 17:00APÉRO@ SXSW Delegation
Hosted by Export Québec, Québec Government Office in Houston and their partners
Take this opportunity to meet visionary Francophone entrepreneurs from France, Belgium, Lafayette in Louisiana, Quebec in Canada and everywhere else in the world! Mingle while you enjoy a drink and attend a special performance by Elisapie Isaac.
11/03 − 20:00Quebec Night Lights
Quebec lights up! Experience the musical programming of the movers and shakers that make this northern destination so damn cool featuring Les Louanges, Helena Deland, Ouri & Moonshine
12/03 − 12:30-02:00DJ Carl Muren, Beachclub
This programming is sponsored by Export Quebec in collaboration with Mangrove, Ville de Montréal, Mazars Canada, Morency, Unesco, Montréal International.
12/03 − 10:30Moose & Boots Innovation Brunch
The Consulate General of Canada welcomes innovators to Canada House for a celebration of meaningful cross-border connections among the digital and creative communities from Canada and Texas.
13/03 − 12:00Meet, Greet and Eat with our Canadian Filmmakers @ SXSW
Presented by Telefilm Canada and hosted by Invest in Canada
Featuring Directors Ron Mann (Carmine Street Guitars), Ricky Tollman (Run This Town) and Grace Glowicki (Tito)
Moderated by Michael Hollett, President/Managing Director NXNE
12/03 − 14:30AI to VR: Future of storytelling in Canada
Presented by Telefilm Canada, CMF and hosted by Invest in Canada
Featuring Laura Mingail, Secret Location/EOne, Cathrine Mathys, Canada Media Fund and special guest from CREAM
12/03 − 16:00CBC’S Meet & Greet with the cast of Kim’s Convenience
Featuring Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Simu Liu
12/03 – 20:00Official Canadian Showcase
Featuring John J Magistery, The Guidestones, Soran, The Strumbellas and more!
This programming is sponsored by CIMA, Ontario Creates, Government of Canada, Factor, Stingray Music, Socan, Socan Foundation, Radio Starmaker Fund, Music Export Canada, Canadian Blast, MusicOntario, City of Toronto, Laughing Heart Music, & Audiogram Records.
13/03 − 13:00-13:20Hillsburn
13/03 − 13:35-13:55Liza
13/03 − 14:10-14:30Goodbye Honolulu
13/03 − 14:35-15:05Kai Exos
13/03 − 15:20-15:40Tallies
13/03 − 15:55-16:15Soran
13/03 − 16:30-16:50Melanie Brulée
13/03 − 17:05-17:25The Dirty Nil
Night time Canadian Showcases presented by Dine Alone.
13/03 − 20:00Blessed
13/03 − 21:00Drakulas
13/03 − 23:00The Dirty Nil
13/03 − 24:00And You Will Know us By The Trail of Dead
14/03 − 01:00Rich Aucoin
This programming is sponsored by CIMA, Ontario Creates, Government of Canada, Factor Stingray Music, Socan, Socan Foundation, Radio Starmaker Fund, Music Export Canada and Canadian Blast.
14/03 − 12:00The Small Glories
14/03 − 12:40Altameda
14/03 − 13:20Tunic
14/03 − 14:00Close Talker
14/03 − 14:45Living Hour
14/03 − 15:30Taylor Janzen
14/03 − 16:15Dead Soft
14/03 − 16:45Daily Tear Down
14/03 − 17:00Art d’Ecco
Night time Canadian Showcases presented by Arts + Crafts.
14/03 − 20:00La Force
14/03 − 21:00Dead Soft
14/03 − 23:00Broken Social Scene
15/03 − 01:00Baby Fuzz
The programming is sponsored by BreakOut West, Creative BC, Creative Sask, Factor, Government of Canada, Manitoba Film and Music, Manitoba Music and Sask Music.