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Banff World Media Festival - Virtual Edition
May 26, 2020
From May to September 2020, BANFF’s Virtual Edition will feature an inspiring schedule of interactive video sessions & online networking events.
Entertainment Partners - Master Series webinars
May 28, 2020
A series of free live workshops, hosted by Entertainment Partners, specifically designed for production professionals and everyone interested in production.
Hot Docs Festival Online - 2020
May 28, 2020
Over 135 official 2020 selections will screen as part of Hot Docs Festival Online. Ontario audiences will be able to watch doc premieres, enjoy pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As, and partake in virtual live events.
Marché du Film Online - 2020
Jun 22, 2020
In light of COVID-19, Marché du Film Online was created to support the international film industry and facilitate business and networking for professionals from all over the world. Marché du Film Online is intended to recreate the market experience in Cannes, with live and real-time meetings.
Frontières International Co-Production Market - 2020
Jul 23, 2020
Frontières is internationally established as the leading industry initiative for genre film professionals.
Fantasia International Film Festival - 2020
Aug 20, 2020
Fantasia International Film Festival will launch a digital edition, which will take place August 20 through September 2, 2020.
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO - 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world.
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival - 2020
Oct 01, 2020
For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's LGBTQ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world.
Navigating the pandemic disruption for small production companies and sole proprietors
May 29, 2020
On Friday, May 29 at 1:00 pm ET, the CMPA will host a webinar for small production companies and sole proprietors, to answer questions and help business owners navigate the many issues that have emerged as a result of COVID-19.
Canadian Screen Awards 2020 - Virtual Presentation
May 25, 2020
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will host a series of virtual presentations to reveal the winners of the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, taking place Monday, May 25, 2020 through Thursday, May 28, 2020.
ReelAbilities Film Festival - 2020
May 20, 2020
The ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto will celebrate its fifth anniversary May 20-24, 2020 with a series of online screenings and Q&A's.
Telefilm Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund Virtual Town Hall
May 15, 2020
Telefilm will be hosting a virtual Town Hall with Christa Dickenson, Executive Director. The Town Hall will take place Friday, May 15 at 3:30 pm.
CMPA COVID-19 Town Hall
May 13, 2020
Reynolds Mastin, President and CEO, invites CMPA members to join us next Wednesday, May 13 at 2:00 pm ET for a CMPA COVID-19 Town Hall webinar.
Canada Media Fund support measures for independent producers
May 07, 2020
On Thursday, May 7 at 2:30 pm ET, the CMPA will host a webinar with representatives from the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for a discussion about how the funder has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis and its important work to assist the production community during this difficult time
Telefilm Canada's response to the pandemic and support for the production industry
Apr 30, 2020
The CMPA will host a webinar with representatives from Telefilm Canada, speaking about how the funding agency is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and how they are working to assist the independent production community during this time.
BC producer online meeting with CMPA-BC staff
Apr 29, 2020
CMPA-BC would like to invite all BC members to join local staff on Wednesday, April 29 at 10 am PT for a townhall-style online meeting to share updates on the current COVID-19 situation.
Insurance, accounting and legal considerations for COVID-19 production shutdowns
Apr 24, 2020
The CMPA continues its series of COVID-19 webinars as we’ll be joined by three guests, who will discuss insurance, accounting, and legal considerations that producers should consider when ramping down production due to COVID-19.
Updates to government support measures for independent producers
Apr 17, 2020
This Friday, April 17 at 12:00 pm ET, the CMPA will host the second in its series of COVID-19 webinars. This week we will again look at the federal government’s COVID-19 economic response package, including recent updates such as changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program, which were passed by parliament over the weekend.
Understanding government support measures for independent producers
Apr 09, 2020
This Thursday, April 9 at 1:30 pm ET, the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin will host a webinar for members, focused on how producers can take advantage of recently announced federal government supports for individuals and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19.
Kidscreen Summit - 2020
Feb 10, 2020
Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2019, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries.
Digital Media at the Crossroads - 2020
Feb 07, 2020
The sixth annual DM@X Conference will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 2 to 5 pm and Saturday, February 8, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Prime Time 2020
Jan 29, 2020
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - For 25 years the CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa, has been the pre-eminent conference for leaders working in media production, broadcasting, television, and feature film in Canada.
All Access Manitoba - 2020
Jan 13, 2020
All Access is an intimate three-day industry forum powered by On Screen Manitoba, the provincial industry association.
C21's Content Academy - 2019
Dec 04, 2019
C21’s Content Academy’s mission is to deliver the best quality training to executives working within the international content business. They are offering a 3-day Formats 2020 workshop this year.
Content London - 2019
Dec 03, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Content London features an unrivalled conference programme with over 250 speakers across more than 50 sessions.
World Congress of Science and Factual Producers - 2019
Dec 02, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - From December 2-5, the world’s leading content creators and decision-makers working in science, history, natural history and other non-fiction media will gather in beautiful Tokyo, Japan, for Congress ’19; four days of inspiring sessions and dynamic networking and market events.
CAVCO Info Session in the National Capital Region
Nov 27, 2019
The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) invites you to join one of two upcoming information sessions (French or English).
DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match: Producers & Directors - 2019
Nov 25, 2019
Join us on November 25th in Toronto for our fourth DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match event that brings producers together with new directing talent.
Rights, royalties, permissions, and payments: The Benefits of registering with ISAN Canada
Nov 13, 2019
On Wednesday, November 13, we will be hosting a “Need to Know” webinar for CMPA members, featuring Rose St. Pierre from ISAN Canada. Please join us to learn more about how to register your AV works with ISAN Canada, and the benefits of doing so.
Screen Forever - 2019
Nov 12, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Presented by Screen Producers Australia (SPA), SCREEN FOREVER is Australia’s premier screen industry event, taking place November 12-14, 2019 in Melbourne.
Breakfast at TIFF: The Future of Our Provincial Ratings System
Nov 01, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The Ontario government recently wound down the Ontario Film Authority (OFA) — the administrative agency responsible for the province’s motion-picture ratings system. This session will provide a forum to consult on what film classification could look like in the future, while helping to chart the path forward.
FactualWEST - 2019
Nov 01, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Returning for the fourth year on November 1 & 2, 2019 with an expanded two-day event, FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind conference for producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television.
Sustainable Production Forum - 2019
Nov 01, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) consists of two days of connecting with industry professionals, learning about sustainable production practices, collaborating on solutions and finding new pathways to make a difference on set and in the motion picture industry.
In Discussion with Impact Producers
Oct 30, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS: An Evening Panel Discussion with Impact Producers: Malinda Wink, Jackie Garrow, Katherine Dodds, Erin Sorenson and Sue Biely.
2019 National Workshop Series: Discoverability for Screen Media Funding
Oct 30, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - CMPA is excited to partner with Magnify Digital on, Discoverability for Screen Media, a national workshop series designed to help creators make their content and funding applications stand out.
Music and the Filmmaker: Partners in Storytelling
Oct 29, 2019
Must-attend for Canadian creative entrepreneurs looking to build innovative opportunities through the pairing of music with film and television production.
Understanding & Unpacking Documentary Impact Distribution + Impact Campaigns
Oct 27, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Join Ring Five Impact Producers Christine Kleckner and Jackie Garrow for a day of illustrative case studies, cautionary tales, and interactive learning exercises.
CMPA National Consultation - 2019
Oct 01, 2019
MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE - This fall, the CMPA will be engaging in a cross-Canada tour to hear from members on issues that matter to you.
IO and CMPA Meet + Mix - 2019
Sep 26, 2019
Interactive Ontario and the CMPA are once again teaming up to host our third annual Meet + Mix event. Meet + Mix is a B2B meeting event and reception that brings together film & TV producers and interactive digital media producers in the hope of sparking new and innovative cross-sector collaborations.
Calgary International Film Festival - Industry 2019
Sep 18, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The Calgary International Film Festival values our connection with film industry professionals from around the world, filmmakers, festival alumni, media, and the growing Alberta film community.
Content Canada - 2019
Sep 10, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Content Canada is a two-day event dedicated to defining and delivering next generation content to screens across all platforms and territories.
Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) - 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an established training and networking program for experienced film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the U.S. Founded in 2009, TAP is the only program worldwide that is dedicated to trans-Atlantic co-production.
Sep 05, 2019
Industry registration for TIFF 2019 is open! Access screenings, networking opportunities, Industry locations, and the renowned Industry Conference by selecting a pass that best meets your business needs.
Diverse Representation in Interactive Media
Aug 15, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - At IO's August iLunch, a panel of interactive media producers and industry representatives will discuss how companies creating interactive digital media products can make space for and support diverse representation in their projects.
NATPE Streaming+ - 2019
Jul 30, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - This must-attend, full day event navigates the market-wide disruption by delivering thought leaders from major and emerging platforms who will provide the competitive advantages necessary to grow and succeed.
Finding Success at MIP Markets - Info Session 2019
Jul 25, 2019
The CMPA has scheduled an info session with Reed Midem, organizers of MIPCOM, MIPTV, and MIP CANCUN, to provide CMPA members with practical information about these events, including tools and strategies that producers can use to ensure their MIP attendance is successful.
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO - 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world.
T.O. WebFest 2019
Jul 11, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Since 2014, the IWCC presents their annual digital content festival, T.O. WEBFEST, to support, connect, promote and celebrate independent content creators from Canada and around the world.
Produced By Conference - 2019
Jun 09, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Network with Oscar-winning filmmakers, Emmy-winning showrunners and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs
during a full weekend of panels, sessions, workshops and networking events.
Banff World Media Festival - 2019
Jun 09, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Located in Banff, Alberta, Canada, the Banff World Media Festival is a marketplace and conference designed to help you create new development and production opportunities.
ReelAbilities Toronto presents an Industry Workshop with AMI
Jun 01, 2019
Join Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) media accessibility specialist, Simone Cupid, as she explains the art of Integrated Described Video (IDV) and provides media accessibility tips and feedback.
DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match: Producers & Designers
May 13, 2019
Building off the success of the DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match series, we are bringing producers and designers together in a "speed-dating" networking event in hopes of facilitating new connections.
The Toronto Screenwriting Conference - 2019
May 04, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a two-day weekend event that brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced level of skills development and networking unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival - 2019
May 02, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - DOXA Industry brings together a diverse community of filmmakers and industry professionals to discuss the art and craft of non-fiction storytelling.
Need to Know: Accessing Talent - Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage
May 01, 2019
Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute information that supports their businesses. An inclusive workforce ensures the greatest possible talent pool, and diversity among creators leads to innovation, widens audiences and builds a stronger industry.
Hot Docs Festival & Industry Conference - 2019
Apr 25, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.
CMF Webcast on Changes to 2019-2020 Programs
Apr 09, 2019
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will hold a webcast to provide an overview of changes to the 2019-2020 programs budget, guidelines and deadlines.
Producing Dramatic Film - LIFT
Feb 25, 2019
Hone your producing skills in this two-evening crash course in producing independent film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a dramatic film project from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective.
Kidscreen Summit - 2019
Feb 11, 2019
Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.
Need to Know: Admin Fees 101
Feb 06, 2019
Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute information that supports their businesses. This live-streamed webinar will focus on the various member dues and administration fees that are payable to the CMPA.
Prime Time 2019
Jan 30, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference is a national networking event for some 600 of Canada’s most prominent business leaders from the feature film, television, interactive media, broadcasting and telecommunications industries.
Digital Media at the Crossroads - 2019
Jan 25, 2019
DM@X is a conference organized by five university faculties with programs focused on key aspects of the digital future of the cultural industries.
Jumpwire Half Day Seminar on Social Media Best Practices
Jan 18, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - David de Souza’s presentation will highlight best practices for the top social platforms and case studies to illustrate how social media can help people who work in the creative industries to reach their professional goals.
Nov 27, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Registration is now open for Congress ’18, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers! The world’s leading content creators and decision-makers working in science, history, natural history and other non-fiction media will gather in beautiful Brisbane, Australia, for 4 days of valuable workshops, inspiring sessions, and dynamic networking and market events.
C21 International Drama Summit 2018
Nov 27, 2018
Undoubtedly the most significant annual gathering of the global scripted community. Unrivaled three-day conference with a screenings program, co-production marketplace, networking cocktails, drama awards and much more.
Accessing Talent: Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage
Nov 23, 2018
An inclusive workforce ensures the greatest possible talent pool, and diversity among creators leads to innovation, widens audiences and builds a stronger industry.
IO Keynote Speaker Series - Patrick Lauzon on Building an Audience
Nov 21, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - At this keynote presentation, Patrick Lauzon will offer strategies based on his extensive background in Canada’s media industry.
DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match
Nov 12, 2018
Join us on November 12 in Toronto for our third DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match event that brings producers together with new directing talent.
Nov 06, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - iVentures, Interactive Ontario's fall annual fall conference, connects business leaders in the interactive digital media (IDM) industries with each other and with business leaders in overlapping sectors.
Nov 03, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television.
Breakfast at TIFF: Music Video Evolution
Nov 02, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - This session of Breakfast at TIFF coincides with the launch of the Music Video Production Project (MVP Project), a new fund from RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
BC Books on Screen
Oct 29, 2018
In partnership with the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC), CMPA-BC is organizing Books on Screen, a publisher-producer B2B event to be held on Monday, October 29, 2018.
interNATIONal Networking Day
Oct 19, 2018
imagineNATIVE is looking to for Canadian content agents, producers and exhibitors interested in
collaborating with Indigenous screen and music creatives on new and upcoming projects as part of the
first InternNATIONal Networking Day, October 19, 2018.
Oct 15, 2018
MIPCOM brings together the world’s top TV and digital content executives for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences.
Ottawa International Animation Festival + The Animation Conference (TAC)
Sep 26, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - From September 26-30, 2018 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.
Need to Know: Anti-Harassment Tools & Resources for Producers
Sep 25, 2018
Marguerite Pigott (Vice-President, Outreach & Strategic Initiatives) will guide you through the tools and resources the CMPA has created for members relating to anti-harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
CMPA-BC Export Market Preparation Workshop
Sep 24, 2018
Thinking of attending MIPCOM, AFM, Content London or other markets? Prepare for the fall markets and conferences with this export readiness workshop.
Sep 12, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - C21Media is proudly launching its inaugural Content Canada conference during TIFF, with TIFF as an event collaborator. Taking place on September 12, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, the one-day event will see Catherine Tait, the newly appointed president of CBC/Radio-Canada, making her first industry address.
CMF Industry Consultation
Sep 10, 2018
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) embarks on a cross-country consultation as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process comprises a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities (in all provinces and territories) and industry working groups.
IO & CMPA Meet + Mix
Aug 28, 2018
Based on the success of our first Meet + Mix in 2017, Interactive Ontario and the CMPA are once again hosting this stellar networking opportunity for film & TV producers and interactive digital media producers to network in order to spark new and innovative collaborations.
National Roadshow - Broadcast and Telecommunications Review
Jul 30, 2018
The CMPA is launching a national roadshow to hear from members on issues that could determine key elements of the future of independent production in Canada. We are traveling across Canada to hear from you, and hope you will participate when we come to your city.
Jul 25, 2018
JFL ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world that explores all facets of comedy.
Jul 20, 2018
Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in independent television, July 20–22, 2018 in Tribeca NYC, brought to you by the largest community of web series creators, Stareable.com.
Frontières International Co-Production Market
Jul 19, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America.
Need to Know - The Global OTT Marketplace
Jun 26, 2018
FREE FOR MEMBERS - Join international OTT content/licensing expert Wendy Bernfeld of Rights Stuff BV for the return of our member exclusive Need to Know sessions! Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute market knowledge with industry experts.
Toronto Screenwriting Conference
Jun 23, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS- The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a two-day weekend event that brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced level of skills development and networking unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent.
SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 20, 2018
Members are invited to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, to be held June 20 - 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. SelectUSA offers a unique opportunity for any Canadian company interested in expanding into the United States and learning more about how to maximize their success south of the border.
Produced By 2018
Jun 09, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.
CBC Info Session & Pitch Fest
Jun 08, 2018
CBC executives from Scripted Drama, Comedy, Unscripted and CBC Kids, representing both television and digital platforms, will be in Vancouver next month to hold an information session for writers, creators and producers as well as take 70 one-on-one pitch meetings.
True North Confrence
May 29, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - True North is a ground-breaking conference that will bring together 2,000+ visionaries, leading influencers, innovators and policymakers for an honest and critical conversation about how we reaffirm tech as a force for good in the world.
May 25, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Hundreds of podcasters, vloggers and web series creators will gather from across Canada and around the world to screen their series and partake in the festival’s panel programming.
Tom Schlesinger's Dramedy Workshop
Apr 28, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Learn the key storytelling secrets to write, produce and edit dramatic comedies that reach vast audiences on heartfelt levels. And network with other film and TV industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. CMPA members receive 20% OFF registration under the "Guild Member" category.
Hot Docs Festival and Industry Conference
Apr 26, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000. The 2018 Hot Docs Festival will run April 26 to May 6, 2018.
Meet the Funders
Mar 22, 2018
CMPA-BC is pleased to present for our members a day of presentations from national and provincial funding organizations, including CMF, CAVCO, Telefilm Canada, Bell Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund, TELUS Fund, and Creative BC.
iLunch: Leading Creative Teams
Mar 05, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - There are unique considerations for leading teams in interactive and convergent media. Often overseeing 4 key areas converging: creative, technology, finance, and policy, the leadership role’s creative challenge is the human factor. At our March iLunch, award-winning producer Victoria Evans of Digital Vic will share practical insights into effective leadership for teams creating digital content.
CBC Business & Rights: "Connecting with Communities"
Mar 02, 2018
CBC B&R would like to invite CMPA members to attend upcoming "Connecting with Communities" sessions across the country, with the first in our nation's capital. The focus will be Working With Indies: A round table conversation between new and emerging independent producers and the CBC staff who work with them.
Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) VR/AR Event Day: The Business of VR/AR for Screen-based Industries
Feb 27, 2018
Please join CASO (Computer Animation Studios of Ontario) with SIRT for a full day's active sharing of learning, hands-on with test materials, content solutions and potential business partners, (including company testing booths), along with several panels on business development and commercial research opportunities.
Anti-Harassment Training for Producers
Feb 15, 2018
Harassment is an issue at the forefront of many workplaces today, whether in the office, on set or at a remote location. As the employers, producers have unique responsibilities, obligations and liabilities. To learn how to keep your workplaces and your business safe, we are presenting a workshop with Janice Rubin and Cory Boyd.