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FIRST LOOK – USA 2021 | Organized by Telefilm Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service of the Consulates General of Canada in New York and Los Angeles

Virtual, May 13 to 19, 2021

Call for entries

(Films currently in post-production)


FIRST LOOK is a virtual international export and sales initiative that provides a preview of 10 films to the acquisition community in New York and Los Angeles.

FIRST LOOK aims to introduce films currently in post-production and talent from Canada to sales agents, distributors, agents and festival programmers in the United States.

Selected participants will be mentored by New York and Los Angeles based industry specialists to prepare their pitch and film clips in order to pitch to industry experts. Participants will then discuss projects during an on-invitation round tables and participate in one-on-one meetings that will take place virtually from May 13 to May 19, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements for applicants
Eligibility Requirements for projects
Selection Criteria
More Information

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, you may contact Myriam Blais.
Questions about the FIRST LOOK initiative can be directed to Melanie Hartley.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890