The CMPA is dedicated to helping Canadian producers establish international partnerships and bring their content to screens around the world.
To thrive in today’s global marketplace, Canadian content needs to travel across our borders and onto international screens.
The CMPA works to:
Promote co-production opportunities for CMPA members.
Expand our members’ international market knowledge.
Strengthen our links with offshore industry organizations looking to broaden their own international market reach and presence.
The CMPA is as interested in working within established markets and festivals as it is in building strategic industry contacts and exploring new opportunities outside of these.
Upcoming CMPA events
March 14-18, 2022
Upcoming CMPA events
Crossing Borders: Canada–US Co-Venture Forum
Taking place in Los Angeles from November 1-3, 2022 this event will faciliate connections with experienced US producers. The programming will feature virtual preparatory sessions leading up to the Forum, curated business-to-business meetings, panels and masterclasses and networking opportunities.. Learn more >
Canada at Content London
The CMPA is partnering with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom to offer Canadian companies the opportunity to gain foreign market insight through masterclasses and panels, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional networks and explore co-production opportunities through a series of 1:1 meetings. In addition to the in-person event, members will also have access to our online B2B meeting platform to set up meetings in person in London and virtually with interested international delegates. The platform will be set up to schedule in-person and virtual meetings November 29 to December 1. Virtual only meetings can be scheduled on the platform December 5-6. Learn more >
Optimizing your digital presence for export
The CMPA is currently developing a workshop that focuses on creating a digital marketing strategy, including training on creating websites & social media engagement strategy, optimizing website content, learning about analytics and SEO specifically to prepare for export and to attract international partners.
The training is set to take place in February – exact dates to be confirmed. Please complete the statement of interest and needs assessmentif you would like to participate.
Exporting Screen-based content and services training module
We worked with a team of Certified International Trade Professionals (CITPs) specializing in trade in services to develop the ‘Exporting Screen-Based Content and Services’ workshop. It is designed to offer you comprehensive, hands-on training to facilitate selling screen-based content and services into new international markets.
In addition to the recordings from the sessions, you will find training materials, exercises and online export resources to assist you and your company in expanding your business internationally.
Sundance Film Festival - 2023
Jan 19, 2023
The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person and online. They are designing a safe and accessible Festival where their audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Buy tickets for 2023 and book your lodging now.
Realscreen Summit - 2023
Jan 23, 2023
The internationally-recognized Realscreen Summit returns January 23-26th 2023, with a diverse range of world-class programming including high-level keynote & panel discussions, unique networking opportunities, creative briefs from top buyers, international pitch competitions, an annual Realscreen Awards ceremony and so much more.
Join an international delegation
For more information on past delegations, please contact:
Director, Development & Corporate Affairs
1-800-686-7440 ext. 338
Take your networking to another level—and another country—by joining one of our international delegations.
Our delegations are designed to help our members succeed in a globally competitive market. Previous CMPA delegations have travelled to Hong Kong, Beijing, London, Berlin, Melbourne, Los Angeles and more.
Emerging Producer Delegation to Berlinale 2020
Up to 15 emerging producers will be invited to join the CMPA delegation travelling to Berlinale 2020 from February 20-28, 2020, inclusive of travel days. The purpose of this initiative is to create co-production, financing and sales opportunities for emerging CMPA members. Learn more >