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The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law

February 26 – March 1, 2024

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

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2024 Gender Equity in Media Festival (GEMFest)

March 8 – 12, 2024

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…

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Screen Forever

March 19 – 21, 2024

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…

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BSO Symposium

April 2 – 3, 2024

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…

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Hot Docs Festival

April 25 – May 5, 2024

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…

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Marché du Film

May 14 – 22, 2024

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.

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Past events

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

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

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.

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.

Join us for SPF23 Vancouver, an in-person conference day dedicated to accelerating sustainability and decarbonization in content creation.

imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organization is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts.

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) is Canada’s longest-running women’s film festival and one of the longest-running globally.

Join us for SPF23 Toronto, an in-person conference day dedicated to accelerating sustainability and decarbonization in content creation.

Join the DSO for its first Meet and Greet. During this event, you’ll meet Winnie Luk, DSO’s inaugural Executive Director, the DSO Board of Directors, hear about initiatives and have an opportunity to ask questions and give feedback.

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 the world. 🍁

FIN Partners is a one-of-a-kind co-production/co-financing market. FIN Partners presents a “best in class” selection of dramatic feature film projects, television, and digital fiction series, including projects at all stages of development looking for essential partnerships and financing. 🍁

Taking place from September 11 – 13, 2023, Content Canada will once again feature the entertainment industry’s best and brightest including top platforms, broadcasters, studios, producers, and content creators who will come together to meet, network, inspire and get business done.

The 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) takes place Thursday, September 7—17, 2023.

ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world. The four-day event explores all facets of the business of comedy during the peak industry / media / performer dates of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.

Ontario Green Screen would like to invite you to our next Community Meeting. We gather on a quarterly basis to provide program updates, share stories and best practices, and build community.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an Ontario Creates IDM Fund Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

The Ontario Creates Film Fund – Production streams (Drama and Documentary) are intended to increase the level of domestic feature film production in Ontario. The Film Fund provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of production financing.