Discover dazzling Canadian documentary talent and content at the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, April 29 to May 9, 2021! The Toronto-based event is “North America’s largest documentary festival, conference, and market.” With a special Canadian Spectrum program of doc features, shorts, and Q&As, this year’s fest takes place online (most special events and film screenings…

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Like many other happenings on the industry circuit, in light of the global pandemic, MIPTV has revamped its format to offer an online event this year—with a huge Canadian delegation that’s ready to make virtual waves! That’s right, more than 125 Canadian participants and 60 companies have registered for this online edition of Digital MIPTV,…

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A Canadian filmmaker is among this year’s Oscar contenders, going for the win in the Documentary (Short Subject) category! Halifax, Nova Scotia-born Ben Proudfoot, along with Kris Bowers, snagged an Academy Award nomination for A Concerto Is a Conversation. The 13-minute doc follows Bowers—a renowned, award-winning American musician and composer—on an intimate conversational journey into…

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Two Canadian projects scored wins at the fifth edition of the Junior Entertainment Talent Slate (JETS for short), an annual pitching and networking initiative in which six Canadian projects were selected to take part this year! It all happened online, February 16 and 17, 2021. In the name of coproduction, the JETS initiative connects filmmakers…

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As SXSW Online kicks off March 16 through 20, 2021, we’ve got updates on Canada’s virtual presence at the festival, with a spotlight on two Online Booths, loaded with programming you won’t want to miss! imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival First up, the biggest Indigenous film festival in the world will have an Online Booth…

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Deer recently made her narrative feature debut co-writing and directing the coming-of-age film “Beans,” which captures a young Mohawk girl’s experiences during the 1990s Oka Crisis. The feature debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also screened at the Berlin Film Festival, after which FilmRise acquired the U.S. distribution rights.

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The breadth of Canada’s cinematic talent can be seen and felt at festivals and markets worldwide — our films are hits on the international circuit! Our content routinely scoops up major awards, rave reviews, and business opportunities galore.   Latest Canadian films selected in festivals around the world (January and February 2021): Akilla’s Escape (Victoria…

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As the SXSW Film Festival heads online for 2021, Canadian content and talent are fully in the mix, with awesome projects in competition. We’ve got four features, an episodic series, three interactive VR projects, loads of shorts, a music video and more. It’s all taking place from March 16 through 20, 2021 (as part of…

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Canada will be at the Berlinale virtually, taking place online March 1 through 5, 2021, and we’re excited to take part in some amazing initiatives within major international industry platforms. We’ve got 20 producers at Producers without Borders, 12 films in our Perspective Canada market screenings, 10 Canadian talents at Berlinale Talents, and much more!…

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With world premieres, features, coproductions, and shorts, Canada will be there in fine form this year as the 71st Berlin International Film Festival reinvents its format. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents will take place online March 1 through 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the festival is…

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Last month, we introduced you to the first six Canadian producers selected to participate in the new RDVCANADA initiative | Meet the Series 2020-2021! Ready to meet the full set of participants of this exciting online program? First, a quick recap This six-month program strives to help our participants develop their series projects for international…

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Photo credit: Angela Gzowski Photography As a global leader in coproduction, Canada’s proud to be a member of Eurimages, the cultural support fund of Europe. Let’s review last year’s highlights, plus all you need to know about this coming year.   1) First things first: Three Canadian coproductions received Eurimages funding in 2020! That makes…

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