Canadá Primer País Invitado de Honor de MICA

Derivado del encuentro en noviembre de 2017 entre la Secretaria de Cultura María Cristina García Cepeda y su homóloga canadiense, Mélanie Joly, titular de Canada Heritage, se acordó establecer un nuevo Grupo de Trabajo sobre Cultura y Creatividad en el marco de la Alianza México – Canadá, para fomentar la cooperación cultural y fortalecer la contribución de las industrias culturales al desarrollo social y económico.

Como resultado, la Secretaría de Cultura en conjunto con el Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, tienen el agrado de anunciar a Canadá como primer país invitado del Mercado e Industria del Cine y el Audiovisual (MICA) en su tercera edición, que se llevará a cabo del 5 al 9 de junio de 2018, en las instalaciones de la Cineteca Nacional de la Ciudad de México.

Para la Secretaría de Cultura es fundamental fomentar la producción, distribución, exhibición y comercialización de películas tanto en el país como en el extranjero, así como la realización de eventos promocionales que apoyen la capacitación y profesionalización de los miembros de la industria audiovisual mexicana.

A través de Canada Heritage, destacados representantes de la industria audiovisual canadiense participarán en actividades de mercado y profesionalización, teniendo como objetivo presentar a la industria mexicana un panorama de posibilidades de colaboración en producciones audiovisuales, así como proporcionar una plataforma para compartir experiencias profesionales entre ambos países.

Además, en las instalaciones de la galería de exhibición de la Cineteca Nacional, se habilitará el Canadian Film Lounge, un espacio que dedicado a la exhibición de películas del país invitado y contará con información de las entidades canadienses presentes en MICA.

El público en general, así como profesionales y estudiantes, tendrán la oportunidad de visitar el Pabellón de Canadá para conocer cómo funciona la industria audiovisual canadiense y las múltiples oportunidades de colaboración entre ambos países.

Es un honor para la Secretaría de Cultura recibir a los representantes de la industria canadiense en MICA, con el fin de fortalecer los vínculos que permitan generar nuevas posibilidades para la coproducción y codistribución de los productos audiovisuales de ambos países.


Valerie Creigton, President and CEO, Canada Media Fund

Valerie Creighton is an industry leader in arts, culture and media, recognized for reenergizing some of the country’s most important organizations in the sector over the last 30 years. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth.

Currently serving as President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, Valerie positions Canadian programming at the forefront in world markets advocating successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms. Valerie has taken part in foreign trade missions, and been recognized with numerous awards nationally and from her home province of Saskatchewan, where she owns and operates the Red Horse Ranch.

Valerie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. Most recently she was invested into the 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, was named one of 2016’s 20 most powerful women in global television by The Hollywood Reporter, was recognized in 2017 by Women in Television and Film – Vancouver for her major contribution to promoting gender equality in media and was awarded as the Honorary Maverick for the 2017 Female Eye Film Festival.


Claude JOLI-COEUR, Commissioner, National Film Board of Canada

Claude Joli-Coeur, an influential figure in the film and audiovisual industry for over 30 years, is the 16th Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada.

Mr. Joli-Coeur has been at the NFB for more than 12 years. As Assistant Commissioner (2007 to 2014), he headed Government Relations and Strategic Planning as well as Business Affairs and Legal Services. Until recently, he served as Acting Commissioner, a position he had previously held in 2007.

Mr. Joli-Coeur earned a law degree from the Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1979. He practised law with the firms of Langlois Drouin and Lafleur Brown in Montreal from 1979 to 1985 and was legal counsel at Telefilm Canada from 1985 to 1987.

As an entertainment law specialist in the private sector, Mr. Joli-Coeur signed several international co-production agreements between Canada and a number of European countries, including France, the United Kingdom and Germany. From 1987 to 1995, he worked for Astral Entertainment Group, a film financing and distribution company, first as Director of Business Affairs and subsequently as Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs. In 1995, he was appointed Vice President, Legal and International Affairs, at Coscient Group (Motion International), a position he held for five years. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, and Secretary at TVA International Inc., as well as Vice President, Business Affairs, at Zone 3 Inc. before joining the NFB.

Claude Joli-Coeur is recognized for his ability to mobilize, a leadership style focused on results and integrity, and his strong commitment to Canadian communities. That commitment, combined with his interest in Canadian culture, has inspired him to undertake numerous initiatives, particularly with major national muséums as well as with Inuit and French-speaking Canadian communities.


The Audiovisual Sector in Canada

Canada has a vibrant and dynamic audiovisual sector with leading-edge, critically acclaimed, and successful productions and talent.

Total film and television production volume (the sum of production budgets) in Canada reached a historic peak of $8.38 billion in 2016-2017. Over two thirds of the growth since 2015-2016 comes from a marked increase in foreign location and service production in Canada, which reached an all-time high of $3.76 billion in 2016-2017. Domestic production in Canada is also extremely strong, with well-established production companies and a volume of Canadian content that reached $3.3 billion in 2016-2017. In all, film and television production in Canada generated 171, 700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs, directly or through spin-off impacts, in 2016-2017.

Le Secteur audiovisuel au Canada

Le Canada possède un secteur audiovisuel vibrant et dynamique, avec des talents et des productions à succès, acclamés par la critique et à l’avant-garde.

En 2016-2017, le volume total de production (la somme des budgets de production) cinématographique et télévisuelle au Canada a atteint un sommet historique de 8,38 milliards de dollars. Plus des deux tiers de la croissance enregistrée depuis 2015-2016 résultent d’une augmentation marquée du volume de la production étrangère et des services de production au Canada, portant le total à un sommet inégalé de 3,76 milliards de dollars en 2016-2017. La production nationale au Canada est également extrêmement forte, avec des sociétés de production bien établies et un volume de contenu canadien qui a atteint 3,3 milliards de dollars en 2016-2017. En tout, la production cinématographique et télévisuelle au Canada a généré 171 700 emplois équivalents temps plein (ETP), directs ou dérivés, en 2016-2017.


El Sector Audiovisual en Canadá

Canadá cuenta con un sector audiovisual vibrante y dinámico, con producciones y talento de vanguardia.

El volumen total de producción cinematográfica y televisiva (la suma del presupuesto de producción) en Canadá alcanzó un máximo histórico de $8.38 mil millones de dólares candienses en 2016-2017. Más de dos tercios del crecimiento desde 2015-2016 provienen de un marcado aumento en la producción de servicios y ubicación extranjera en Canadá, que alcanzó un máximo histórico de $ 3.76 mil millones en 2016-2017. La producción nacional en Canadá también es extremadamente fuerte, con compañías de producción bien establecidas y un volumen de contenido canadiense que alcanzó los $ 3.3 mil millones en 2016-2017. En total, la producción de cine y televisión en Canadá generó 171, 700 empleos equivalentes a tiempo completo, directamente o por medio de efectos indirectos, en 2016-2017.


Canadian Heritage is a Government of Canada department with a mandate that centres on fostering and promoting “Canadian identity and values, cultural development, and heritage.” Canadian Heritage supports the overall federal policy, legislative and regulatory framework for the audiovisual sector, fostering the creation of a range of film and video productions and access to Canadian content by Canadian and international audiences.

Canadian Heritage certifies coproductions, including projects under the Film and Television Co-Production Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Mexican States. Also, the Department co-administers two federal tax credit programs with the Canada Revenue Agency: the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit program and the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit program.

Patrimoine canadien est un ministère du Gouvernement du Canada avec un mandat qui met l’accent sur le renforcement et la promotion « de l’identité et des valeurs canadiennes, du développement culturel et du patrimoine canadien ». Patrimoine canadien appuie le cadre fédéral politique, législatif et réglementaire global du secteur de l'audiovisuel en favorisant la création d'un éventail de films et de vidéos et en veillant à ce que les auditoires canadiens et internationaux aient accès à un contenu canadien.

Patrimoine canadien certifie les coproductions, y compris les projets réalisés en vertu de l’Accord de coproduction d’œuvres cinématographiques et audiovisuelles entre le Gouvernement du Canada et le Gouvernement des États-Unis Mexicains. De plus, le ministère administre deux programmes avec le concours de l'Agence du revenu du Canada : le programme de Crédit d'impôt pour production cinématographique ou magnétoscopique canadienne (CIPC) et le programme de Crédit d'impôt pour services de production cinématographique ou magnétoscopique (CISP).


Canadian Heritage es un departamento del Gobierno de Canadá cuyo mandato se centra en fomentar y promover "la identidad y los valores canadienses, el desarrollo cultural y el patrimonio". Canadian Heritage apoya la política federal, el marco legislativo y normativo para el sector audiovisual, fomentando la creación de una gama de producciones de cine y video y acceso a contenido canadiense por audiencias canadienses e internacionales.

Canadian Heritage incentiva el desarrollo de coproducciones con México bajo el Acuerdo de Coproducción Cinematográfica y Audiovisual entre el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos y el Gobierno de Canadá. Además, el Departamento administra conjuntamente dos programas federales de crédito fiscal con la Agencia Tributaria de Canadá (Canada Revenue Agency): el programa de Crédito Tributario por Producción de Cine o Video de Canadá y el programa de Crédito Tributario por Servicios de Producción de Cine o Video.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the foremost creative centres in the world. As a public producer and distributor of Canadian content, an incubator for the finest talent, and a significant economic lever for Canada’s creative sector, the NFB releases close to 100 titles every year, ranging from socially engaged documentaries and auteur animation to groundbreaking interactive and immersive works. The NFB has 11 studios in eight Canadian cities. Since its inception in 1939, the NFB has earned more than 7,000 national and international awards, including 12 Oscars®, 18 Canadian Screen Awards, and over 100 Genie Awards. Its rich and diversified collection boasts more than 13,000 productions, many of which are available free of charge online.

L’Office national du film du Canada (ONF) est l’un des plus grands laboratoires de création au monde. Producteur et distributeur public de contenu canadien, incubateur de talents et levier dans l’économie créative du Canada, l’ONF produit près d’une centaine de titres chaque année, qu’il s’agisse de documentaires engagés, d’animations d’auteur ou d’œuvres interactives et immersives d’exception. Il compte 11 studios répartis dans 8 villes du pays. Depuis sa fondation en 1939, l’ONF a reçu plus de 7000 prix nationaux et internationaux, dont 12 Oscars®, 18 prix Écrans canadiens et au-delà de 100 prix Génie. Riche et diversifiée, sa collection comprend plus de 13 000 productions, dont une grande partie est accessible gratuitement en ligne.

El National Film Board of Canada (NFB) es uno de los principales centros creativos del mundo. Como productor y distribuidor público de contenido canadiense, una incubadora para los mejores talentos y una palanca económica importante para el sector creativo de Canadá, la NFB publica cerca de 100 títulos cada año, que van desde documentales socialmente comprometidos y animaciones de autor, hasta innovadores, interactivos e inmersivos trabajos. La NFB tiene 11 estudios en ocho ciudades canadienses. Desde su creación en 1939, la NFB ha ganado más de 7.000 premios nacionales e internacionales, incluidos 12 Oscars®, 18 Canadian Screen Awards y más de 100 Genie Awards. Su rica y diversificada colección cuenta con más de 13,000 producciones, muchas de las cuales están disponibles sin cargo en línea.
About Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere. Created in 1967, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through its various funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund and the Talent Fund, a private donation initiative. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/telefilmcanada

À propos de Téléfilm Canada — Du talent. À portée de vue. Créée en 1967, Téléfilm est vouée à la réussite de l’industrie audiovisuelle canadienne sur les plans culturel, commercial et industriel. Grâce à ses différents programmes de financement et de promotion, Téléfilm appuie des entreprises dynamiques et des créateurs de talent ici et à l’international. De plus, Téléfilm formule des recommandations auprès du ministère du Patrimoine canadien concernant la certification des coproductions audiovisuelles régies par des traités. Elle administre également les programmes du Fonds des médias du Canada ainsi que le Fonds des talents, financé par des dons privés. Visitez telefilm.ca et suivez-nous sur Twitter à twitter.com/telefilm_canada et Facebook au www.facebook.com/TelefilmCanada.FR

Telefilm Canada-Inspirado por el talento. Visto en todas partes. Creado en 1967, Telefilm está dedicado al éxito cultural, comercial e industrial de la industria audiovisual de Canadá. A través de sus diversos programas de financiamiento y promoción, Telefilm apoya a empresas dinámicas y talento creativo tanto en Canadá como en el resto del mundo. Telefilm también hace recomendaciones con respecto a la certificación de coproducciones de tratados audiovisuales para el Ministro de Patrimonio Canadiense, y administra los programas de Canada Media Fund y el Talent Fund, una iniciativa de donación privada. Visite telefilm.ca y síganos en Twitter en twitter.com/telefilm_canada y en Facebook en www.facebook.com/telefilmcanada.
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributor.

Le Fonds des médias du Canada (FMC) favorise, promeut, développe et finance la production de contenus canadiens et d’applications pertinentes pour toutes les plateformes audiovisuelles. Le gouvernement du Canada et les distributeurs canadiens de services par câble, par satellite et par IP contribuent au financement du FMC.

El Canada Media Fund (CMF) fomenta, promueve, desarrolla y financia la producción de contenido canadiense y aplicaciones relevantes para todas las plataformas de medios audiovisuales. El CMF recibe contribuciones financieras del gobierno de Canadá y del distribuidor canadiense de cable, satélite e IPTV.

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Profiles Canadian Companies

Périphéria

Founded in 2000, Peripheria is a film production company with a mission to produce director-driven stories that inspire and entertain both local and international audiences. The company has been lately focusing on international coproductions with a strong focus on Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The company has a team of 3 full time employees: Cofounder and Senior Producer Yanick Létourneau, Head of Development and production coordinator Leslie Dabit, Administrator/Accountant Pascal Larose.

The company recently completed LEMONADE, a feature drama by Ioana Uricaru, lead produced by Cristian Mungiu from Mobra films in Romania, also in coproduction with 42Film in Germany and Filmgate in Sweden. The film premiered in Berlinale Panorama 2018 and was recently selected for Tribeca in International competition. Pluto Film (Germany) is handling world sales, while Mongrel Media (Canada) is handling the US.

Peripheria also lead produced Juan Andrés Arango’s “X 500” (TIFF, San Sebastian 2016), with Septima (Colombia) and Machete (Mexico), which has traveled so far to more than 80 film festivals. Since the last 18 years, Peripheria has produced more than 30 film projects, from feature drama’s to feature documentaries. Yanick Létourneau is also a member of ACE and a graduate from EAVE+.

Travelling, les films qui voyagent (Productions Festives)

Since 2007, Travelling has been responsible for promoting and distributing short films around the world. In doing so, our organization has at heart the renewal of the 7th art in its short form and strives to put forward the work of its artists. It is crucial for us to introduce the new generation of filmmakers to a numerous and varied audiences. Travelling also makes it a point of honour to carefully select the films distributed and is recognized both in Quebec and internationally, as an essential curator of content.

Consequently, the mandate entrusted to us by the producers, directors and institutions is to organize the discoverability of their films, on the festival circuit, on the web, and for the buyers and broadcasters. Thus, each film benefits from our expertise in the development of a personalized distribution strategy—increasing opportunities and fostering the emergence of new talent is the foundation of our commitment.

Harvesting each year hundreds of selections and dozens of awards in festivals throughout the world, the short films we distribute were featured in prestigious events such as Cannes, Locarno Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca, TIFF and Sundance. Our organization is also programing is own festival, Le long week-end du court.

1976 productions

1976 Productions was created in late 2005. Before its creation, the two founders, Stephane Raymond and Nicolas Comeau worked on several commercial projects as well as short films that played the national and international festival circuit.

In 2005, Nicolas Comeau line produced the France/Canada coproduction «The Passenger» (producers : Les Films de l’isle / Les Films à un dollar).

Following a world premiere in competition at Locarno and selections in Seattle, Pusan, Hong Kong, etc. 1976’s first feature «Story of Jen» by François Rotger played in France in summer 2009, and was released by Christal in Canada in 2010 (coprod partner : Cinema DeFacto). In 2011 we delivered Srinath Samarasinghe’s «Un nuage dans un verre d’eau», this feature was our second Canada/France coproduction (partner : Avenue B Productions) and it premiered in Rotterdam 2012. The film has been released in Canada by 3.14 Collectif and in France by A3 Distribution.

Bruce LaBruce’s «Gerontophilia» (coproduced with Ontario’s New Real Films) was delivered August 2013 for a world premiere at Venice Days and a north american premiere at TIFF. MK2 is handling world sales. Festivals include : Rio, Viennale, Molodist, Stockholm, Havana, Palm Springs, etc.

In December 2013, we started production on Cristian Jimenez’s «Voice Over», coproduced with Chile and France. The film had its north american premiere at TIFF, and its european premiere in competition at San Sebastian 2014. World Sales by Habanero. In 2015 we delivered Philippe Grandrieux’s «Malgré la Nuit» (Majority coproducer : Mandrake Films, France) which premiered in Rotterdam, Berlin’s Critics Week, Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Select series, Bafici, Jeonju, Thessaloniki, CPH :PIX, etc. (World sales : Films Boutique) as well as Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley’s «Like Cattle Towards Glow» (Majority coproducer : Juergen Bruening Filmproduktion, Germany), which screened at Festival du nouveau cinéma, L’Étrange, Bafici, etc. (world sales : M-Appeal).

Currently in festivals and distribution: Fulvio Bernasconi’s «Miséricorde» (Majority coproducer : Point Prod, Switzerland) In post production : Claude Lalonde’s «The Gift» starring Patrick Stewart (delivery : summer 2018) and Katherine jerkovic’s «Roads in February» (delivery summer 2018).

Edge Entertainment

Entertainment (a division of Edge Enterprises) develops original content for Screen, Television, and Digital Platforms worldwide. The company combines core values of honesty, simplicity, openness, loyalty, industriousness and professionalism with powerful, provocative, innovative approaches to projects and ventures to create successful partnerships nationally and abroad.

In 2009 after 12 years in not-for-profit and government, Edge Enterprises founder, Rosalie Chilelli turned her attention to media production. Her partnerships with filmmakers from Canada and internationally have resulted in the creation of award winning and critically acclaimed projects across a breadth of styles and stories including feature films THE WITCH, GIANT LITTLE ONES, and ANGELIQUE’S ISLE.

Through Edge Entertainment, Rosalie has partnered with seasoned film and television Producer Jennifer Pun to develop feature films and television series with a focus on international stories with emotional depth, elements of psychological thrillers, mystical realism and historical and mythical drama. Rosalie and Jennifer share an inspired vision about the diversity of voices in this country, and others, and the opportunities awaiting them in the television and digital medium.

Jennifer's producer credits include the award-winning tween series HOW TO BE INDIE (YTV), the action/adventure series CONNOR UNDERCOVER (Family Channel), Canadian Screen Award nominated feature FALL and horror feature THE VOID.

GPA Films Inc

GPA Films is an independant film and television production company based in Montreal which trademark over the years has been its ability to tap into a network of both young and seasoned artists to generate original, both artisticly and commercially driven material. Selected credits include Simon Lavoie’s feature film La petite fille qui aimait trop les alllumettes (2017); Onur Karaman’s There were Atilla passes (2016); Liste noire (1995), Jean-Marc Vallée’s first feature film, amongst Quebec’s all time top box office; its English remake, The List (1999) starring Ryan O’Neal; Pascal Laugier’s shock horror movie Martyrs (2008); Détour (2009), Sylvain Guy’s film noir, official selection at the Shanghai International Film Festival; Jim Donovan's feature film Pure (2005) nominated for best director at the Director’s Guild of Canada Awards ; the International TV series Urban Myth Chillers starring Omar Sharif (2003); Julie Hivon’s feature film Crème glacée, chocolat, et autres consolations (2001), most popular French language Canadian film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Currently developing and seeking story-driven feature film scripts, as well as concepts, formats, for low budget TV and web series. Open for coproduction, coventures.

New Real Films

New Real Films is the winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Canadian Producer of the Year Award. New Real’s 14th feature entitled Born to be Blue starred Ethan Hawke and Carmen Ejogo and was nominated for 5 Canadian Screen Awards. New Real’s credits include Gerontophillia by Bruce LaBruce, Trigger by Bruce McDonald, All Hat by Leonard Farlinger and Monkey Warfare by Reg Harkema.

Next up on New Real’s production slate is a thriller, Rush the Dark by Tony Elliot, a vampire comedy entitled Kicking Blood by Blaine Thurier and a south African Canadian coproduction entitled Kipkemboi to be directed by Leonard Farlinger.

Please refer to our website for more information newsrealfilms.com

Lithium Studios Productions Inc.

Founded in 2010 by Mike MacMillan and dedicated to a slate of art house-meets-genre feature films, Lithium Studios’ work has screened at TIFF, Berlinale, Cannes (Quinzaines) and other top festivals worldwide.

In 2015, Mike was named to Screen International’s distinguished Future Leaders List. Following the release of Weirdos (dir: Bruce McDonald, TIFF 2016 / Berlinale) in 2017, Lithium recently released Don’t Talk to Irene (dir: Pat Mills, TIFF 2017) and is preparing the international release of Mobile Homes early in 2018 (dir: Vladmir de Fontenay, Cannes 2017).

Mike has attended many international coproduction labs including Rotterdam, Trans Atlantic Partners, TIFF Studio and Ted Hopes’A2E Lab at the San Francisco Film Society.

No Equal Entertainment

No Equal Entertainment was founded in 1998 and is owned and operated by J.B. Sugar. Based in Canada, No Equal develops, produces, and distributes feature films, television movies, television series, and mini-series for the domestic and international marketplace.

To date, No Equal has produced over 300 episodes for US and International broadcast. Most recently, No Equal produced “The Guardians”, a feature-length investigative documentary for CBC’s documentary Channel and “Bitten”, a one-hour drama for Bell Media’s Space channel, Syfy, and Netflix.

Past television productions include: “jPod”, based on the novel by Douglas Coupland (CBC), “The Collector” (Space and Chiller), “Dead Man’s Gun,” (Showtime and MGM), “First Wave” (Space and Syfy), “So Weird” (Disney Channel), “Romeo” (Nickelodeon), “Just Deal” (NBC), “Secret Central” (Hasbro), and “The Troop “ (Nickelodeon).

In addition to producing proprietary content, No Equal offers service production expertise to foreign studios, networks and broadcasters, enabling them to leverage Canada’s talented crew, renowned locations and attractive tax incentives. These same characteristics also position No Equal as an international co-production partner of choice.

Whether developing original Canadian content or embracing projects from around the world, No Equal has the experience, contacts, and resources to unlock a project’s potential.

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Canadian Activities

MICA celebrates the participation of Canada as the first Country in Focus. Thanks to the support of Canada Heritage, a series of activities and a special delegation will be present, bringing opportunities for bilateral trade, collaboration and coproduction with their Mexican counterparts.


Tuesday 5th, June


Opening Ceremony

The Secretary of Culture Maria Cristina García Cepeda, Jean-Stéphan Piché, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Culture Affairs, Canadian Heritage and the General Director of IMCINE, Jorge Sánchez Sosa, will give the opening statement for the beginning of MICA’s activities.

16:30 h. | Theatre 3

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Canadian Pavilion

Canada will have a national pavilion with a screening room to showcase Canadian audiovisual works and a meeting lounge for the delegation to meet with local industry players.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Canadian VR Show-Case

Canada will showcase VR pieces during the days of MICA.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Wednesday 6th, June


Case Study X500

Edher Campos and Yanick Létourneau will talk about the co-production experience with Canada and Colombia (through Ibermedia). This event will be co-hosted by Los Cabos International Film Festival.

10:00 h. | Theatre 3

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INSTITUTIONS’ PANEL

NFB, CMF AND TELE FILM will have an open panel with the head of production of IMCINE where they will present their institutions and opportunities for co-production with Mexico.

15:00 h. | Theatre 3

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Screening “X500” directed by Juan Andrés Arango García

www.peripheria.ca/home.html

20:00 h. | Theatre 3

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Screening of “Koneline” + Q&A w/ Director Nettie Wild

www.canadawildproductions.com/film/koneline/

20:00 h. | Theatre 3

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Canadian Pavilion

Canada will have a national pavilion with a screening room to showcase Canadian audiovisual works and a meeting lounge for the delegation to meet with local industry players.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Canadian VR Show-Case

Canada will showcase VR pieces during the days of MICA

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Thursday 7th, June


CO-PRODUCING WITH CANADA

Linda Beath will present an insightful Master Class on co production opportunities with Canada.

12:00 h. | Theatre 3

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Screening of “Angry Inuk”, directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

www.nfb.ca/film/angry_inuk/

20:30 h. | Theatre 4

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Canadian Pavilion

Canada will have a national pavilion with a screening room to showcase Canadian audiovisual works and a meeting lounge for the delegation to meet with local industry players.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Canadian VR Show-Case

Canada will showcase VR pieces during the days of MICA.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Friday 8th, June


Screening of “Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World” directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

www.rumblethemovie.com/home

20:30 h. | Theatre 4

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Canadian Pavilion

Canada will have a national pavilion with a screening room to showcase Canadian audiovisual works and a meeting lounge for the delegation to meet with local industry players.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Canadian VR Show-Case

Canada will showcase VR pieces during the days of MICA.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Saturday 9th, June


CANADA SPECIAL B2B

One-on-one meetings between Mexican and Canadian Producers where they will look for business opportunities to co-produce, co-develop and co-distribute national content.

09:00 h. | Terrace

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Canadian Pavilion

Canada will have a national pavilion with a screening room to showcase Canadian audiovisual works and a meeting lounge for the delegation to meet with local industry players.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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Canadian VR Show-Case

Canada will showcase VR pieces during the days of MICA.

From June 5th till 9th All day

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MICA Programming

MICA celebrates the participation of Canada as the first Country in Focus. Thanks to the support of Canada Heritage, a series of activities and a special delegation will be present, bringing opportunities for bilateral trade, collaboration and coproduction with their Mexican counterparts.


MICA Short

With the intention to contribute in the professional education of young creators mainly in other states, and to enhance the quality of their projects, MICA SHORT is created. A space for analysis, development and reflection for Mexican short film fiction, documentary and animation projects.

Wednesday 6th, June


Op-Docs Programs

Kathleen Lingo and Betzabé García

10:00 - 12:00 h. | Gallery (Cineteca Nacional)

Kathleen Lingo and Betzabé García Will present the OP-Docs program of The New York Times and talk about the productions process of “Unsilenced” documentary short film of Betzabé, which is part of the program. After the presentation, the participating projects in the IMCINE documentary short film competition will pitch their projects.

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Short Film Screenplay Panel

12:00 to 14:00 h. | Gallery (Cineteca Nacional)

Open to the public

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Short Film Script Workshop

15:00 to 19:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Thursday 7th, June


Master Class: Animated Short Film Direction

10:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Short Film Direction Panel

12:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Short Film Direction Workshop

15:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Short Film Post-Production Workshop

16:00 h. | Theatre 5

Invitation only

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Friday 8th, June


Festival Route for Short Films

10:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Presentation of “Bengala’s Red Book”

11:00 h. | Gallery

Open to the public

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Short Film Production Panel

12:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Short Film Production Workshop

15:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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Saturday 9th, June


Panels: Photography | Sound

10:00 h. | Gallery

Invitation only

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MICA Meetings

It’s a Market for fiction or documentary film and audiovisual projects. This includes projects at all stages of development that are seeking funding, co-production or sales. Participants include a selection of producers from Mexico and Iberoamerica. To promote these projects, MICA will invite a high-level international delegation of producers, financiers, exhibitors, distributors, sales agents and co-producers, who are looking to invest and get a first look of the best projects. Through Work in Progress sessions and one on one meetings with the producers of the films and series that are newest in the production pipeline. These allows both sides to begin long term relationships that can result in more and better films or series. We look to promote content that can be of interest both to national and international audiences.

Wednesday 6th, June


Sessions 1 - 1 | Development

09:00 to 14:00 h. | Terrace 1

One-to-one meetings between distributors and national and international sales agents with Ibero-American creators of audiovisual projects.

Registration needed

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Work in progress

16:00 h. | Theatre 5

Presentation sessions of projects in final stage for national and international sales agents.

Registration needed

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Thursday 7th, June


Sessions 1 - 1 | Development

10:00 - 12:00 h. | Terrace 1

One-to-one meetings between distributors and national and international sales agents with Ibero-American creators of audiovisual projects.

Registration needed

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Sessions 1 - 1 | Series

16:00 - 20:00 h. | Terrace 1

One-to-one meetings between distributors and national and international sales agents with Ibero-American creators of audiovisual projects.

Registration needed

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Friday 8th, June


Sessions 1 - 1 | Development

10:00 - 12:00 h. | Terrace 1

One-to-one meetings between distributors and national and international sales agents with Ibero-American creators of audiovisual projects.

Registration needed

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Sessions 1 - 1 | Documentary Development ***

15:00 - 18:00 h. | Terrace 1

One-to-one meetings between distributors and national and international sales agents with Ibero-American creators of audiovisual projects.

Registration needed

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Saturday 9th, June


Pitching Blood Window

With sales agents and distributors invited by Blood Window

10:00 to 14:00 h. | Theatre 6

Pitching of 10 genre cinema films. The winner will be awarded with a trip to Blood Window Ventana Sur in Argentina.

Registration needed

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MICA Professional

Mica Professional offers a series of panels, workshops and master classes with specialists in different production areas with national and international Speakers. The 4-day program presents more than 20 training activities.

Wednesday 6th, June


Master Class “Strategies with Festivals”

Presented by Javier Martin

12:00 h. | Theatre 3

The Master Class will offer a panorama on the status and the possibilities that Germany and the European Film Market of the Berlinale offer to realize co-productions.

Registration needed

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Thursday 7th, June


Master Class Edie Ichioka “Storytelling Through Editing”

Presented by AVID

11:00 h. | Theatre 3

Registration needed

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Master Class “Co–Producing with Canada”

Presented by Linda Beath

13:00 h. | Theatre 3

Linda Beath will share her knowledge about the possibilities of co-production and the funding sources with Canada.

Registration needed

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Master Class “Post-Production of Image and Visual Effects in Genre Films and their Workflows”

Presented by Franz A. Novotny

16:00 h. | Theatre 4

This Master Class seeks to make known the importance and scope the good use of photography or VFX have in audiovisual genre productions.

Registration needed

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Presentation of OP-Docs of The New York Times

Screening of “Unsilenced” (short) and “The kings of the town that does not exist” (documentary) With the presence of Kathleen Lingo and Betzabé García

18:00 h. | Theatre 3

Presentation of the section Op-Docs, from the editorial department of The New York Times, who produces and distributes short film documentaries in festivals and digital platforms.

Registration needed

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Panel “Possibilities for Audiovisual Productions in 4K”

Presented by Universidad Panamericana: Postgraduate Communication Director - Karla Antonieta Rojas Total Play: CMO - Victor Teuhtli Estrada Perez De Lara Renderfam: Founder and CEO - Fausto Cantú Hisense: General Manager - David Gold CANON: Broadcast Sales Director - Manuel Cárdenas Sula Entertainment: General Director - Alejandro Sugich Huawei: Consulting Director - Andres Garcia

18:00 h. | Theatre 4

What are the real possibilities and the potential of 4K production in the Mexican market.

Registration needed

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Friday 8th, June


Books Presentation for Audiovisual Adaptation

Representatives from different publishers with titles available for audiovisual adaptation. Presented by Julio Patán with a brief legal introduction by Luis Schmidt. Pitching Publishers: Penguin Randomhouse, Editorial Planeta, Sexto Piso, Fondo de Cultura Económica and Anagrama.

11:00 h. | Theatre 3

Registration needed

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“The Mexican cinema challenge: Where are we? Where we go?”

With Ernesto Contreras, Mónica Lozano, Marina Stavenhagen, Armando Casas

12:00 h. | Terrace 1

This table will present the conclusions of the forum held by the AMAAC “The Mexican cinema challenge: Where are we? Where we go?”, realized around the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

Registration needed

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Series Realization Panel

Presented by Femke Wolting and Gabriel Ripstein

13:00 h. | Theatre 3

Professionals from the industry who have ventured into the series universe will talk about the figure of the creator and/or "showrunner", which brings together all the necessary elements to give life to a series

Registration needed

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“Documentary Film Program and Fund”

Bruni Burres, Sundance Institute.

16:00 h. | Theatre 3

On behalf of the Sundance Institute, Bruni Burres will talk about the possibilities it offers today to the documentary filmmakers.

Registration needed

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Master Class "Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís: 35 years, 3 movies, 1 history”

18:00 h. | Theatre 3

Participants will share their experiences in the documentary realization about Human Rights, as well as a reflection about the reach that documentary narratives offer for social change. After the Master Class, the third part of the saga: 500 years, will be shown.

Registration needed

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MICA Public

We have a wonderful selection of events and master classes for a wide audience of film buffs, professionals and students. Open activities. The participants must click on register area and submit.

Tuesday 5th, June


Presentation of the Book “Animated Cinema Production in Mexico” by Julio Mujica

Presented by Julio Mujica and Carlos Carrera

15:30 h. | Theatre 3

Carlos Carrera talks with Julio Mujica about the history and the panorama of the animated cinema in Mexico.

Open to the public

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Master Class "Animation Cinema" with Carlos Carrera and Pablo Baksht
• Screening ‘Ana & Bruno’ •

Mexico / 2017 / 95 min / animation

17:00 h. | Theatre 3

Open to the public

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The Arieles go to MICA presented by FilminLatino and AMACC

20:00 h. | Theatre 3

Streaming of the 60th delivery of the Ariel Award live from the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Open to the public

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Wednesday 6th, June


Master Class " Documentary Chronicle"

Presented by Alberto Salcedo Ramos and Diego Enrique Osorno

17:00 h. | Theatre 3

Open to the public

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Master Class “From the Script to the Screen: Time Share”

Conversation with Sebastián Hoffman and Julio Chavezmontes.

17:00 h. | Theatre 4

How to describe the creative process of a film from its stage of development to the product we see on the screen? How much the script is transformed and how the actors intervene in it? The Timeshare scriptwriters, winning film of the jury's special prize for best script in the latest edition of the Sundance Festival, will answer these and more.

Open to the public

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Thursday 7th, June


S“Cinema and Society: A conversation between Fernanda Solórzano and Alonso Díaz de la Vega”

16:00 h. | Theatre 3

Open to the public

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Saturday 9th, June


Script reading "Aquí en la Tierra" (Here on earth)

With the director Kyzza Terrazas and guest actors

13:00 h. | Theatre 3

Open to the public

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