As Canada’s audiovisual industry gears up for a summer of online festivals and markets, (including France’s MIFA, Cannes and Sunny Side of the Doc) we wanted to offer some insight on coproducing and distributing with French partners! We spoke with Constance Richard, Trade Commissioner Arts and Cultural Industries, Embassy of Canada in France to get…

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The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the film festival calendar. Cannes had to give up on its June-July dates last week and a plethora of smaller events have cancelled this spring and summer. Here’s an update on the status of five of the biggest remaining festivals on the schedule. It’s fair to say there remains uncertainty around each of them.

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The 11th edition of the Kidscreen Summit took place in Miami from February 10 to 13, 2020, and it was the place to be for the kids television and digital media industry! With more than 2150 people from 62 countries registered to take part, including more than 430 Canadians, Canada was well represented with more than 230 companies and partners.   In addition to nearly 500 meetings at…

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Canadian talent made major waves at the 26th edition of Slamdance Film Festival, which went down in Park City, Utah from January 24 to 30, 2020. Canada took home five awards, from both jury and audience (including two honorable mentions.) Slamdance takes place alongside Sundance — same time, same city — and is known for new talent and edgier programming, which…

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As we count down to Canada House, powered by Telefilm Canada, at South by Southwest 2020 (March 15 to 19), we’re excited to take you behind the scenes with its designers, the team at Design par Judith Portier, to learn all about designing this complex, welcoming, and eco-friendly space! We asked Judith Portier, Isabelle Raymond,…

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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open has won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, an honour that comes with a $100,000 prize. Let’s spotlight this drama co-directed and co-written by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Looking back on the film’s journey, after premiering at the 2019 Berlinale, it’s earned the Grand Prix Focus Quebec/Canada at…

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Canadian cultural programming will take centre stage in Germany all year long, including the exciting selection films at the Berlinale (coming up from February 20 to March 1, 2020). Canada has been named the Guest of Honour for the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14 to 18), in an exciting collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada FBM2020 and Global Affairs!  Discover Canada’s presence at the Berlinale and…

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Get ready, New York. Canada Now coming your way from February 13 to 16, 2020, at Manhattan’s IFC Center. Prepare to be dazzled, impressed, and inspired by this year’s diverse selection of eight independent Canadian films, ranging from emerging talent to cinematic icons, comedy to drama, documentary to Indigenous content and new works by female…

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