Canada House will be in full swing at this year’s SXSW!

SXSW International Women’s Day Celebration

08/03 – 17:10-17:30
Queering the Script panel presentation
Palm 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.



VANCOUVER @ Canada House

10/03 − 13:00
Canada’s Tech Revolution

A conversation with Canadian Start-up Cities



10/03 − 14:00

The Rise of the Vancouver AR/VR Ecosystem


10/03 − 16:00
Vancouver: Building a Global E-Sports Hub


10/03 − 18:00
Meet the Canadians @ SXSW Reception

Presented by Shaftesbury, Tourism Vancouver & Telefilm

With special hosts Michelle Mylett & Dylan Playfair of LetterKenny



10/03 − 18:00
Quebec Delegation Welcome

Presented by Export Quebec

10/03 − 20:00-02:00
Canada 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.


QUEBEC @ Canada House

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 – 10:00
UNESCO Creative Cities Showcase

Hosted by City of Montréal

By invitation only


11/03 − 11:30

Created by the Montréal chef of La Récolte Espace Local, to the sound of a live performance by DJ Rosegold from Toronto. 

Hosted by City of Montréal

By invitation only


11/03 − 14:00
Montréal: 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:

  • Robert Beaudry, City of Montréal
  • Philip Mitsopoulos, Head Of Partnerships at Stradigi AI
  • Julie Hubert, President and CEO of Workland
  • Raphael Christian-Roy, National Managing Director at Front Row Ventures
  • Parnaz Tarbizian, Fellow at District 3 Innovation Center
  • Cédric Tawil, Director, Business Development – Entrepreneurship

Register now


11/03 − 17:00
APÉRO@ 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 − 20:00
Quebec 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 − 12:30-02:00
DJ Carl Muren, Beachclub

This programming is sponsored by Export Quebec in collaboration with Mangrove, Ville de Montréal, Mazars Canada, Morency, Unesco, Montréal International.

Film, Tech and Music from Canada @ SXSW

12/03 −  10:30
Moose & 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 −  12:00
Meet, 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 − 14:30
AI 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 − 16:00
CBC’S Meet & Greet with the cast of Kim’s Convenience

Featuring Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Simu Liu



12/03 – 20:00
Official 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.

Canadian Blast @ SXSW

13/03 − 13:00-13:20

13/03 − 13:35-13:55

13/03 − 14:10-14:30
Goodbye Honolulu

13/03 − 14:35-15:05
Kai Exos

13/03 − 15:20-15:40

13/03 − 15:55-16:15

13/03 − 16:30-16:50
Melanie Brulée

13/03 − 17:05-17:25
The Dirty Nil


Night time Canadian Showcases presented by Dine Alone. 

13/03 − 20:00

13/03 − 21:00

13/03 − 23:00
The Dirty Nil

13/03 − 24:00
And You Will Know us By The Trail of Dead

14/03 − 01:00
Rich 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.

BreakOut West @ SXSW

14/03 − 12:00
The Small Glories

14/03 − 12:40

14/03 − 13:20

14/03 − 14:00
Close Talker

14/03 − 14:45
Living Hour

14/03 − 15:30
Taylor Janzen

14/03 − 16:15
Dead Soft

14/03 − 16:45
Daily Tear Down

14/03 − 17:00
Art d’Ecco

Night time Canadian Showcases presented by Arts + Crafts.

14/03 − 20:00
La Force

14/03 − 21:00
Dead Soft

14/03 − 23:00
Broken Social Scene

15/03 − 01:00
Baby 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.