Cannes Programming

Find Canadian content at the Marché du Film Online.

*The schedule below is in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

June 21-25

Pre-Cannes Screenings​

This year, for the first time ever, the Marché du Film will run Pre-Cannes Screenings ahead of its July event: 5 days of online screenings reserved for buyers & sellers, on a platform that will exclusively host virtual booths of sales companies, and streamed screening rooms.

Visit the online booths of Canadian sales agents!

Access to this platform will be strictly reserved to buyers & festival programmers already registered with the Marché du Film (either with an online or an onsite accreditation) and this at no extra cost.

Founded in 2003 as Delphis Films, Attraction Distribution is a Montreal–based sales agent specializing in the co-financing, promotion and international representation of feature family films and programming.

Screening 1 :June 21, 11 a.m. CEST

Screening 2 : June 23, 3 p.m. CEST

Screening 1 :June 22, 3:30 p.m. CEST

Screening 2 : June 24, 1 p.m. CEST

Pink Parrot Media (PPM) is an international distribution company acquiring animation and family fiction feature films and TV series. PPM offers quality media content for audiences young and old.

Promo Reel 2021

Screening 1 :June 21, 1:30 p.m. CEST

Screening 2 : June 22, 2 p.m. CEST

Raven Banner Entertainment represents unique, innovative and cutting-edge genre films for North American distribution and the international marketplace.

Screening 1 :June 21, 5 p.m. CEST

Screening 2 : June 22, 4 p.m. CEST

Screening 1 :June 21, 10:30 a.m. CEST

Screening 2 : June 22, 4 p.m. CEST

July 6

Doc-in-progress Showcase Canada

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. CEST

Online Event

Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the RIDM Forum and in collaboration with The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto), is pleased to announce the return of the Docs-in-Progress Canadian Showcase – part of Cannes Docs Session at the Marche du Film!

The Canadian Showcase is one of eight events presented by different countries. Four feature-length documentary projects in their final editing stage are pitched to international decision-makers.

It’s the perfect platform for documentary producers looking for international exposure.

Learn more about the four projects chosen for the Canadian Showcase:

This House directed by Miryam Charles
 
Wochiigii Lo, End of the Peace directed by Heather Hatch
Produced by Ava Karvonen, Della and Goliath Productions

Recorded June 2, 2021

The International Financing Forum (IFF) is Ontario Creates’ feature film cofinancing/coproduction event. In its 16 year history, it has introduced hundreds of projects to the international marketplace with over 100 successfully financed to date. Although this event is normally held in-person at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), IFF 2021 will be an all-virtual event!

 

At IFF 2021’s Virtual Kick Off session, speakers discuss the past, present and future of international coproduction, how to find international coproducing partners, and what to expect for September’s virtual IFF 2021.

Moderated by:
With panelists:

July 7

Leading Change: An Insider's Look at Successes, Failures and Opportunities

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CEST

Online Event

Telefilm Canada’s Christa Dickenson and Anna Serner of the Swedish Film Institute share a unique position: they are both CEO’s of their country’s leading audiovisual institutes. They work to finance, develop and promote an artform that is ever changing, in an industry that is both learning and recovering.

Anna joins Christa for a discussion on the work done and the work ahead given their perspectives as leaders in the industry; from changes within their organizations, to intersectionality, to opportunities and obstacles in a post-pandemic landscape.

July 8

Cannes Docs

Spotlighted Projects

Online Event

Potential co-producers and funding or creative partners will be able to connect with top-quality international documentary projects selected by key festivals and organizations, or which received Cannes Docs awards on different events throughout the past months. Here is the Canadian projects selected:

 
The Whalers, directed by P.J. Marcellino, Jerri Thrasher Produced by Jennifer Holness (Hungry Eyes Media, Canada), Pedro Soulé, Samira Pereira (Kriolscope, Cape Verde), P.J. Marcellino (Anatomy of Restlessness Films, Canada), Kári Úlfsson (Kvarki Films, Iceland)

July 9

Doc-in-progress Showcase Canada

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. CEST

Onsite Event

Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the RIDM Forum and in collaboration with The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto), is pleased to announce the return of the Docs-in-Progress Canadian Showcase – part of Cannes Docs Session at the Marche du Film!

The Canadian Showcase is one of eight events presented by different countries. Four feature-length documentary projects in their final editing stage are pitched to international decision-makers.

It’s the perfect platform for documentary producers looking for international exposure.

Learn more about the four projects chosen for the Canadian Showcase:

This House directed by Miryam Charles
 
Wochiigii Lo, End of the Peace directed by Heather Hatch
Produced by Ava Karvonen, Della and Goliath Productions

July 10

Frontières – Proof of Concept

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. CEST

Online Event
The pitching session will be screened online in your local time zone. 

Selection of genre projects in advanced financing. Producers and directors present their original proof of concept teasers to prospective financiers, sales agents and distributors. Here is the Canadian project selected:

The Island Between Tides directed by Austin Andrews, Andrew Holmes
Produced by: Austin Andrews, Josh Huculiak, Andrew Holmes

July 11

Fantastic 7

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. CEST

Online Event
The pitching session will be screened online in your local time zone. 

The Fantastic 7 fosters emerging talents and connects them with potential business partners by creating a privileged space for dialogue and exchange supported by top-notch international film festivals. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) endorses Polaris, a fantastic project which will be presented at a pitch session.

Directed by Kirsten Carthew Produced by Max Fraser & Kirsten Carthew & Paul Cadieux & Alyson Richards

Frontières – Buyers Showcase

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. CEST

Online Event
The pitching session will be screened online in your local time zone. 

The Buyers Showcase presents works-in-progress or recently completed films seeking international distribution, festival selection and/or sales representation. Here are the 2 Canadian projects selected:

Esluna: The Crown of Babylon directed by Denver Jackson
Produced by Daniel Hogg

Kicking Blood directed by Blaine Thurier
Produced by Jennifer Jonas

July 12-16

Not Short on Talent

Online Event

In this programme of eight Canadian shorts, filmmakers explore otherworldly visions, dreams of something new, and reflections on past lives, investigating both the moments that define us and the greener pastures we strive for. Not Short on Talent is presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with Ontario Creates.

Available via the Cannes Courts métrages VideoLibrary

Learn more

The Selection Announcement will be made shortly!

In the Jam Jar directed by Colin Nixon

Joe Buffalo directed by Amar Chebib

Joutel directed by Alexa-Jeanne Dubé

Lover Boy’s Little Dream directed by Ritvick Mehra

Second Wedding directed by Taylor Olson

The Southern Wind / Le vent du Sud directed by Aucéane Roux

Tigress directed by Maya Bastian

Unicorn Code directed by Martin Glegg

Canadians at Cannes XR

XR3

XR3 showcases the very best in virtual reality and immersive arts, presenting around fifty virtual reality projects. Connect with fellow participants worldwide in Museum of Other Realities, the exhibition’s real-time virtual space, with your VR headset! While you’re there, head over to the Unity Garden for the Unity for Humanity Showcase to check out two projects produced by the National Film Board of Canada: AGENCE and THE BOOK OF DISTANCE.

This virtual exhibition is brought to you by Cannes XR, NewImages Festival and Tribeca Festival.

Marché du Film badge holders, journalists, professionals and even the general public* can easily access the exhibition – onsite or virtually – wherever they are! Join the XR3 event from 9-20 June and from 6-17 July in coincidence with the Marché du Film!

Showcase – VeeR Future Award

The VeeR Future Award 2021 Showcase features the best examples of VR storytelling. The showcase is presented on the XR3 platform and in offline showcases in China to introduce the projects to investors, media and audiences. Out of the 16 projects in the running, two winners will be presented with the VeeR Future Award for Best VR Story and Best VR Interactive experience.

Here are the Canadian projects selected:

THE HANGMAN AT HOME (Denmark, France, Canada)

Directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot Produced by Late Love Production (Denmark), Miyu Productions (France), Floréal Films (France) and the National Film Board of Canada.

SPACE EXPLORER: AN ISS EXPERIENCE (ADVANCE)

Directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël Produced by Mathieu Dumont, Sinan Saber

 
The selection will be available through the MOR platform and the VeeR App from 6 to 17 July. 

In association with Artizen, the Cannes XR Development Showcase is the must-attend event for the latest XR (virtual reality and augmented reality) projects in-development. Projects will be pitched in sessions to a jury of leaders, distributors and curators in the XR entertainment industry.

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