Canada was shining bright at MIPCOM this year. With 579 Canadians in attendance at this important international market dedicated to financing, co-production, acquisitions and sales of audiovisual content on all platforms, let’s revisit some highlights of Canada’s success at the event! MIPCOM 2018 took place last month in Cannes, France, and hosted some 13,800 delegates…

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Canada will take centre stage at the upcoming 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, which takes place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, from February 1 to 9, 2019. We’ll be honoured as the Invited Country: O Canada! at this year’s festival! With competitions, screenings, and its Short Film Market, Clermont-Ferrand is considered to be one of the industry’s most prestigious short film fests.

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Canadians Graham Yost and Moira Walley-Beckett have been nominated for an HUMANITAS Prize, which honours screenwriters whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding in the human family, for The Grizzlies. The film, which premiered at TIFF 2018, is the inspiring true story based on a group of Inuit students in the small Arctic town of Kugluktuk who find hope through the sport lacrosse.

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Jasmin Mozaffari’s debut feature Firecrackers has landed U.S. distribution with L.A.-based Good Deed Entertainment. The coming-of-age drama made its world premiere in the Discovery program at TIFF ’18 and will now be released theatrically in the U.S. in 2019. It is produced by Caitlin Grabham of Prowler Films alongside Kristy Neville of Wildling Pictures.

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The Orchard has taken U.S. rights to Kim Nguyen’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere drama The Hummingbird Project which tells the story of the Zaleski cousins, played by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Emmy-Golden Globe winner Alexander Skarsgård, who ambitiously abandon their high-frequency day-trading NYC jobs to build a fiber optic line from New Jersey to Kansas.

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Get spooky this Halloween with Canadian horror films, past, present, and future – many of which are available on the Rendezvous Canada iTunes store. From surprisingly Canadian hits like Robin Aubert’s Les Affamés to the Soska sisters’ upcoming remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid, Canada may have a reputation for being nice, but we know how…

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This coming January, some of Canada’s very best movies are hitting the road! First stop in 2019 will be six cities in China followed by launches in March in Mexico and the US before heading over the pond to the UK in April. The cinematic tour is part of Telefilm’s Canada Now initiative that brings…

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While there’s no wrong time to be bewitched by a David Cronenberg film, the onset of Halloween just might add some extra fright to the occasion, as the Toronto-born filmmaker is considered to be one of Canada’s most provocative directors and the King of Body Horror. But fear not! Head to Rendezvous Canada iTunes store…

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Autumn in Canada means watching the leaves change, eating crispy apples, and let’s face it, getting ready for winter. But although temperatures at home are getting cooler, our Canadian talent is heating the international film festivals this season! Already this October, Canadian cinema was especially well-represented at the Busan International Film Festival, where Canada had…

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If you’re going to MIPCOM, we’ve got a great chance to learn about some of what it takes to succeed internationally within today’s shifting media landscape, thanks to the experience of a few leaders of Canadian audiovisual companies! Organized by Telefilm Canada, Canada Media Fund, and CBC/Radio-Canada to shine a light on successful Canadian businesses,…

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Emerging Canadian talent is already making waves towards the upcoming Academy Awards with the film selected to represent Canada this year in the Best Foreign Language Film category being the directorial debut of a female filmmaker from Quebec! The film chosen by the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee to represent Canada in this category will be…

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