Canada-France Series Lab is a joint venture between Series Mania Forum, Telefilm Canada, CNC, and BANFF World Media Festival. The main goal of the Canada-France Series Lab is to encourage and facilitate the development of new relationships between Canadian and French producers and ultimately create new co-production opportunities, while at the same time fostering the development of projects with strong international potential in a competitive environment. 

Partners of this new Series Lab include the Embassy of Canada in France, the French Embassy in Canada and the Canada Media Fund and will be supported by producers’ associations and industry partners from each country.

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The Canada-France Series Lab is a year-long initiative starting at Series Mania Forum 2023 and ending at the 2024 event.

A selection of up to 15 producers with a series project per country will be invited to participate in the activities organized as part of Series Mania Forum 2023 to meet their French/Canadian counterparts and form pairs (phase 1). Four to five projects presented by these pairs will be selected by a jury of experts and invited to participate in a series of professional workshops, held in person at the BANFF World Media Festival in June 2023 and online from September 2023 to March 2024 (phase 2). The program will end at the 2024 edition of the Series Mania Forum with the projects’ presentation to potential international financiers (phase 3).
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  • November 23, 2022 : Call for producers opens
  • January 23, 2023 : Call for producers closes
  • February 2023 : Announcement of selected producers
  • March 21-23, 2023 : Series Mania Forum


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