Markets are important for Canadian production as they stimulate the sale of Canadian works and facilitate pre-financing of productions and partnerships for potential coproduction projects.
Market circuit and calendar
The Canada Pavilion is present at the following leading international markets, among others.
For the film industry, the European Film Market (EFM) is the central event at the Berlinale.
The EFM gathers together more than 400 exhibitors and 8000 industry professionals from 100 countries. The EFM offers 38 movie theatres to screen films for industry professionals attending the market.
The EFM also encompasses the Berlinale Co-Production Market, a forum for some 500 producers, financiers, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and funding organizations active in the field of coproduction. Berlinale Talents, another component of the Berlin International Film Festival, is a networking platform for 250 emerging creatives selected by the festival on the basis of a call for entries process.
The Cannes Market (Marché du Film)
The Marché du Film is a component of the Cannes International Film Festival. The Market accredits some 11 000 participants, including buyers, sellers, producers and festival programmers.
The Market also encompasses the Producers Network, a networking platform for more than 500 producers and industry speakers, as well as the Producers Workshop, a training component for producers starting out on the international scene. The activity also offers seminars led by industry professionals.
The Marché du Film presents some 1,400 film screenings.
The world’s audiovisual and digital content market
MIPTV is a market specialized in television programs known for the range and diversity of its international representation.
The market is important for the sale and purchase of broadcasting rights, coproduction, financing, partnerships, corporate consolidation, cross-border investments and trends forecasting, for both programming and companies’ positioning in a global trading environment.
At MIPTV, as at MIPCOM, Canada deploys the fifth-largest contingent after those from the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany.
The international market for audiovisual and digital content
MIPCOM is the major fall event for audiovisual and digital content companies in terms of the sale and purchase of rights, coproduction, financing, partnerships, corporate consolidation, cross-border investments and forecasting of trends, for both programming and companies’ positioning in an increasingly global business environment.
MIPCOM is preceded by MIPJunior, an international showcase for children’s and youth programming.
International Animation Film Market
MIFA is the animation industry’s foremost showcase in terms of co-producing, purchasing, selling, financing and distributing animation content for all broadcasting platforms. Telefilm Canada and its partners are joining forces in a trade mission under the umbrella of the Canada Pavilion during the MIFA. The goal of this initiative is to provide increased visibility for our entrepreneurs and to emphasize the importance of the animation industry for Canada
Sunny Side of the Doc
International market dedicated to factual content
La Rochelle, France
Sunny Side of the Doc is an international market dedicated to factual content (linear & interactive documentaries), where the industry gathers over four days to sell or buy projects and programs, and to find partners. Challenging and thought-provoking conference sessions, pitch competitions (with prizes), presentations by broadcasters from around the world, screenings and special events, all in a large exhibition and conference venue, Espace Encan, on the harbour side of La Rochelle. Telefilm Canada and its partners are joining forces in a trade mission under the umbrella of the Canada Pavilion during Sunny Side of the Doc.