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Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival – 2024

May 24 – June 1, 2024

For more than three decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBTQ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through their annual Festivals…

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Members Forum at Canadian Screen Week 2024

May 26-28, 2024

This three-day event will cover a wide range of screenings and events, celebrating Canadian content’s growing global influence and success while delving into the innovation and creativity that is shaping…

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Canada – UK Co-Production Forum – virtual edition

May 28-30, 2024

The CMPA and the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom are partnering to offer Canadian companies the opportunity to gain foreign market insight through presentation and roundtables, as…

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The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Canada

May 30, 2024

The Hollywood Reporter’s renowned Women in Entertainment brand is expanding into Canada with the launch of a new event, Women in Entertainment Canada.

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Blue Mountain Film + Media Festival

May 30 – June 2, 2024

Over four action-packed days, the Blue Mountain Film + Media Festival presents top International and Canadian narrative and documentary films plus TV and digital media screenings.

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Inside the Song

June 4, 2024

An invitation-only event hosted by Music Publishers Canada, CMRRA and the JUNOS. Join in for a night of intimate performances and conversations celebrating Canadian songwriters, producers and publishers.

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STAR – Incorporating original music into your next production

June 6, 2024

On Thursday June 6, the CMPA’s STAR Producer Program will host a webinar focused on incorporating original music into your next production. The 60-minute session will take place via Zoom…

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BANFF World Media Festival – 2024

June 9 – 12, 2024

With a 44-year tradition, and set in one of the most inspiring locations on the planet, BANFF is where partnerships are forged and new films and series are pitched, developed…

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 Sundar Prize Film Festival

June 15 – 16, 2024

Join in for the First Annual Sundar Prize Film Festival, a celebration of creativity and storytelling through the art of film. Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience with over…

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The Canadian Telecom Summit

June 17 – 19, 2024

Now in its 23rd year, The Canadian Telecom Summit is Canada’s leading ICT event, attracting the most influential people who shape the future direction of communications and information technology in Canada.

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AFC – Mental Health First Aid Training

Various dates

Mental health first aid is the support provided to people who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

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Digital Distribution – Maximizing Reach and Revenues

June 27 – 29, 2024

The Digital Distribution workshop is a beacon for Film, TV and Documentary production companies seeking to navigate the tumultuous changes of the last few years that left the entertainment industry…

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The Latin Forum

July 17, 2024

The stage is set for a landmark cultural event that will redefine the narrative for the global entertainment industry.

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TIFF – 2024

September 5 – 15, 2024

The 49th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) takes place Thursday, September 5-15, 2024.

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Content Canada 2024

September 9 – 11, 2024

Content Canada is back and ready to provide unparalleled insights and connections at its flagship event taking place this year from September 9 – 11, 2024!

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Atlantic International Film Festival – 2024

September 11 – 18, 2024

The Atlantic International Film Festival has grown into one of Canada’s premier celebrations of film and filmmaking, an essential platform for our regional industry alongside the best new national and…

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Cinefest Sudbury – 2024

September 14 – 22, 2024

Since its inception in 1989, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival continues to seek out and showcase high-calibre film programming to passionate and enthusiastic audiences over its 9-day festival.

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T.O. Webfest – 2024

September 17 – 18, 2024

Every year in Toronto since 2014, Webseries Canada presents the next annual digital content festival, T.O. WEBFEST, to support, connect, promote and celebrate independent content creators from Canada and around…

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Calgary International Film Festival – 2024

September 19 – 29, 2024

The first Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) was held in 2000 for six days and was attended by 8,000 people. Now, attendance has nearly quadrupled to ~30,000 for the expanded…

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Content London – 2024

December 2 – 5, 2024

The three-day event, which runs between December 2-5, with registration and the opening night screenings taking place on December 2, will dedicate this year’s programming focus on how to adapt…

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Whistler Film Festival – 2024

December 4 – 8, 2024

The 24th edition of the Whistler Film Festival and Content Summit (WFF24) will be back and thriving in Whistler, British Columbia for audiences, filmmakers, and industry guests.

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Past events

Ready Set Recycle hosts recycling for the entertainment industry. On May 24, they will host what may very well be the biggest set sale in the history of the Toronto Film Industry!

The Embassy of Spain in Canada, together with the economic development agency of the Canary Islands (PROEXCA), will host a business and networking breakfast for the entertainment and AV industry.

Over 12,500 film industry professionals head to Cannes each year to present and discover almost 4,000 films and projects in development at 33 screening venues.

CBC, CAVCO, and CMPA are hosting a 7th season of One Stop Business Workshop, a series of FREE virtual information sessions that introduce emerging independent producers and content creators from traditionally underrepresented groups in the industry to topics related to the business and financing of TV, film, and original digital content.

Europe’s Top Post-Production and VFX company, 1000 VOLT, is visiting Toronto on April 29, 2024, as part of an international business delegation.

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary and to creating production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.

National Canadian Film Day is back on Wednesday, April 17th!

The stage is set for a groundbreaking event that will redefine the narrative for the global entertainment industry. The inaugural BSO Symposium takes place April 2 & 3, 2024 at the spectacular state-of-the-art venue, the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

An ongoing and key part of IFFO’s celebration of Canadian and world cinema is its one-day annual conference, SAVE AS, dedicated to examining issues of preservation, restoration, distribution, and exhibition of the always-endangered world cinema heritage.

Turbocharge your screen industry connections and knowledge in just two days at FOCUS 2023! A Delegate Badge remains complimentary for validated content makers, giving access to a vibrant line-up of networking opportunities, conference sessions and exhibition zones.

Celebrating its 19th year, the Gender Equity in Media Festival (GEMFest), previously known as the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF), presents a captivating array of short and feature-length films.

Prepare to dive deep into the world of true crime storytelling with Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winning writer, producer and director Brad Bernstein. This online event will offer aspiring creators unparalleled insights into crafting compelling narratives and navigating the ethical complexities of the genre.

Learn the key concepts of entertainment law business and practice from a faculty of more than 30 of Canada’s top experts and dealmakers.

The Berlinale is a unique place of artistic exploration and entertainment. It is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year.

What does it take to become a factual or lifestyle television showrunner? What’s involved in doing the job, what are the tricks to success, and what are the things that surprise you?

Kidscreen brings together youth content creators, distributors, programmers and more professionals to make new connections and to discover new talent and content. 

The CMPA’s Prime Time conference is Canada’s pre-eminent meeting place for leaders and trendsetters in media production, broadcasting, TV, feature film and media policy.

Join us in conversation with top casting producer Heather Muir (Big Brother Canada, Canada’s Drag Race, The Bachelor Canada) as she discusses the ins and outs of finding the perfect characters for some of Canada’s most recognizable reality series.

Realscreen Summit returns January 29th – February 1st, 2024, with high-level keynote & panel discussions, unique networking opportunities, creative briefs from top buyers, international pitch competitions, the Realscreen Awards and so much more.

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art.

The Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 18 – January 28, 2024. The Festival will kick off in person in Utah on the 18th around noon with a full day of premieres.

The International Co-Production Accelerator Program (ICAP) 2.0 is a premier training and project incubator program for scripted live-action feature films.

Reel Green™’s Sustainable Production Training offers free online training for the motion picture industry. Learn how motion picture production contributes to climate change and how to adopt best practices to reduce the environmental impact of production.

Turbocharge your screen industry connections and knowledge in just two days at FOCUS 2023! A Delegate Badge remains complimentary for validated content makers, giving access to a vibrant line-up of networking opportunities, conference sessions and exhibition zones.

The 23rd edition of the Whistler Film Festival and Content Summit (WFF23) will be back and thriving in Whistler, British Columbia, in-person and online for audiences, filmmakers, and industry guests.

Registration for the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in Seattle is NOW OPEN

The Canada – UK Co-Production Forum aims to facilitate conversations between Canadian and UK companies producing screen-based content to explore co-production and collaboration, and to exchange information and ideas.

Content London is one of the most stimulating events in the global content industry calendar.

This year, the SPARK ANIMATION Festival marks its 15th anniversary. Over the past decade and a half, the festival has evolved into a global hub for showcasing groundbreaking animated works, fostering industry connections, and inspiring the next generation of animators.

The 27th edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is fast approaching! Running from November 8–19, 2023, watch Asian cinema and enjoy events featuring pan-Asian filmmakers and media artists.

Celebrating its 23rd year, Reelworld is Canada’s longest-running film festival and institute committed to advancing opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, and People of Colour in the Canadian screen industries by reducing barriers and fostering authentic stories.

Join Film London to explore how the US and Canada can co-produce with the UK – what North America needs, what the UK can offer and how it can be done.