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First Look

Deadline: December 1, 2023

Organized by Telefilm Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service of the Consulates General of Canada in New York and Los Angeles FIRST LOOK is an international export and sales initiative that provides a preview of 6 narrative features to the acquisition community in New York and Los Angeles.

FIRST LOOK aims to introduce films currently in post-production and their creators from Canada to sales agents, distributors, agents and festival programmers in the United States. In January, the selected participants will be mentored by The Gotham, an industry specialist, to prepare their pitch and film clips in order to pitch to U.S. industry experts. (Delivery deadline of the excerpts by mid-February)

Following the event, participants will participate in one-on-one meetings with the experts interested in their projects.

New* This program also will include participation in The Gotham Project Market – Producers Hub in early fall 2024, which will include a special curated roundtable conversation for the 6 producers, sessions and 1:1 meetings.