Events

HIGHLIGHTS


CMPA’s International Digital Sales Database has been updated!
This member exclusive tool, authored exclusively for the CMPA, is a database of international VOD platform buyers.  It will give you the information you need to kickstart monetizing your films, series, shorts and web series on digital services all over the world.
We’ve made the database easier to access! 
Just log-in to your members CMPA portal and click on Digital Sales Database on the left-hand menu.

Some new platforms/potential partners  include PCCW’s Viu, OutTV (other regions), Blackpills and The Guardian. The update also includes new information, changed contact info on the evolving major and thematic SVODS.

Should you have any questions, including pragmatics of searching in the International Digital Sales Database, please contact Jakub Jasinski.

For advice on outreach and business terms with such platforms contact Wendy Bernfeld MD Rights Stuff BV. CMPA members receive preferred consultation rates.


Make your mark. Mentor.

The CMPA is now accepting applications for its production and diversity mentorship programs.

Spots available: 10 (Production), 5 (Diversity)
Duration: 20 weeks
Wage subsidy: $6,600

For more details and full eligibility criteria, please visit our website.

Deadline is July 17, 2017.


CMPA Board Elections
Call for Nominations

Deadline: July 21, 2017 @ 8 pm ET

The CMPA is commencing the process of electing a new Board of Directors. All directors elected to the Board will serve for a two-year term from September 2017 until September 2019. All documents above must be submitted by Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8pm Eastern time to susanne.vaas@cmpa.ca.

For more information about the elections process, including the nominations period, please review our elections FAQ by clicking here.


CMPA Mission to Australia

Up to 12 CMPA members will be invited to participate in a Canadian producer and industry partner delegation travelling to Screen Forever in Melbourne, Australia from November 12 to 18, 2017 (inclusive of travel days).

In addition to attending Screen Forever, selected participants will participate in activities organized specifically for the delegation with local and international producers, financiers and buyers. All activities will focus on creating opportunities for potential co-production, financing and/or sales for delegation members.

Financial assistance of up to $3,200.00 CDN or 50% of real costs (whichever amount is less) will be available to help offset a portion of travel, accommodation and conference registration expenses.

The selection committee will assess all Statements of Interests using the following criteria:

  • Production and/or co-production experience
  • Clear objectives for joining the delegation

The deadline to submit your statement of interest is July 28, 2017.

Producers selected for the delegation will be notified the week of August 14, 2017.

Should you have any questions, please contact Sarolta Csete, Director, Development & Corporate Affairs at sarolta.csete@cmpa.ca or by phone at 1-800-656-7440 x338.


Submit your productions for CMPA’s Indiescreen magazine!

The fourth edition of the CMPA’s Indiescreen magazine is coming soon! Set to be launched on the opening day of the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival in September, our second “Festival Issue” will shine a spotlight on made-in-Canada feature films.

Our previous issue (available here) launched at the CMPA’s annual conference Prime Time in Ottawa and was made available to our 600+ delegates. Thousands of copies were also distributed to industry professionals, stakeholders, government officials, post-secondary students, and film enthusiasts  across Canada.

To have your film featured in the upcoming magazine’s production list, please complete this submission form by Friday, June 30, 2017. Photos and images should be sent to indiescreen@cmpa.ca.

Production details sent after the deadline may not make it into this issue, but will be filed and considered for inclusion in future issues.

While we make every effort to include as many productions as possible, submission does not guarantee inclusion.

Please note that going forward, the Indiescreen “Festival Issues” will focus exclusively on feature film, whereas the “Prime Time Issues” will feature TV and digital series.

Should you have any questions, please email.


EVENTS & TRAINING


Frontières@Fantasia: International Co-Production Market
July 20-23, 2017
Montreal, QC 

Over the course of 4 days at Concordia University, at the Fantasia festival headquarters, FRONTIÈRES presents 20 FRONTIÈRES projects in development (10 European and 10 North American) which are presented to a large and diverse group of prominent industry professionals (producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors). The 20 Frontières@Fantasia projects participate in an opening pitch session to the 450 industry professionals in attendance, who then meet one-on-one with the projects via a meeting scheduling service. Other activities include a Work-in-Progress presentation, round-table networking sessions for producers without a project, panels addressing new trends in genre cinema, and networking cocktails. FRONTIÈRES delegates are also invited to attend Fantasia festival screenings with priority access to buyers, and are provided access to an online video library.

Co-produced with Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.

For more information, click here.

 


MIPCOM
October 16-19, 2017
Cannes, France

MIPCOM is the world’s market for entertainment content across all platforms.

Every October, the global TV industry converges in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships.

Join 13,979 participants, 4,702 registered companies, 1,967 exhibiting companies and 4,825 buyers.

30% OFF early-bird rate is available until July 12, 2017.

For more information, click here.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Strategic Partners
Extended Deadline: July 3, 2017

Strategic Partners (SP), September 14–16, 2017, one of the worlds most established co‐production/co-financing markets is pleased to announce the second of a two-year Spotlight on the Nordic Region and the USA. SP invites producers to submit projects, and industry organizations, to register.

In 2017, the focus is on dramatic feature film and television fiction projects created for new and emerging platforms. This includes projects in all stages of development, looking for financing and essential partnerships. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this September, Strategic Partners will include selected producers from around the globe, representing a “best in class” roster of officially selected projects. To support these projects, Strategic Partners will host an international senior level delegation of financiers, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and funding agencies, looking to invest.

Strategic Partners provides a full agenda of 25-minute, pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with investors/broadcasters/distributors and sales agents, participation in investor and co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels and visionary keynote speakers. The event’s two-day linear program is designed to provide unparalleled access to international co-production/ co-financing possibilities. All of this takes place under one roof, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Film Festival and the vibrant, coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, click here.


Wattpad Presents: Strange Yarns
Deadline: July 9, 2017

The Coup Company (formerly CineCoup) and Wattpad have a great opportunity for aspiring filmmakers. It’s called Wattpad Presents, and applications are currently open until July 9th, 2017.

Through Coup’s film accelerator technology, they offering 6 talented filmmakers $6000 CDN dollars each to create a 6 minute horror film adapted from one of Josh Saltzman’s “Strange Yarns”, an award winning anthology presented by Wattpad.

Filmmakers apply with a 60 second pitch video based on one of Saltzman’s stories, then promote their pitch over social media and build an audience from Wattpad’s 55 million users. This audience then votes for their favorite projects and helps influence who will be the Final 6.

For more information, click here.


11th Dubai Film Connection Co-Production Market
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Launched in 2004, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) celebrates the excellence in Arab and international cinema. In 2007, the DIFF launched a co-production market – the Dubai Film Connection (DFC) – as part of its ongoing commitment to filmmakers of Arab nationality or Arab origin by organizing meetings with producers and seminars. An annual guest list of more than 60 international film industry professionals from over 20 countries are invited to attend the DFC each year.

The Dubai Film Connection is currently accepting entries for its 2017 edition.

For more information, click here.


30th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Deadline (Forum): August 15, 2017

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam was founded in 1988 in order to stimulate the national and international documentary culture. Since its foundation, IDFA has developed into one of the most important documentary film festivals in the world. The festival is an exciting meeting place for directors, producers, buyers, financiers and audiences alike.

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is currently accepting entries for its 2017 edition.

For more information, click here.


EXECUTIVE MOVES


  • Reel One Entertainment has hired former Lifetime and Pukeko Pictures executive, Adam Fratto, as senior VP of series. Fratto has been hired to lead the company’s expansion into the global drama series business.
  • Veteran publicity executive Julie Fontaine has left Lionsgate and will be heading up film publicity for Netflix starting at the end of the month.
  • WME-IMG/IMG Media executive Alex Maldini has joined Toronto-based distributor Blue Ant International as VP of international sales and acquisitions. He will be based out of the company’s London offices. Sam Sniderman will also be joining Blue Ant Media, where he will oversee all of Blue Ant’s production businesses. He will be based in London.
  • Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates (OAZ) has promoted Daniel Abrams to partner. The company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.
  • Interactive Ontario has
  • Lawyer and former CRTC commissioner Suzanne Lamarre has been named to the Board of Directors of Société de télédiffusion du Québec.
  • The Directors Guild of America has elected Thomas Schlamme as its new president.