For more information, or to register, please contact email@example.com. All workshops are $20 except Transmedia with Anita Ondine, which is $100 or $75 with a Festival pass; the one-on-one pitch sessions, which are free; and the Women in View on Film panel, which is free.
Here is the schedule so far. Details will be added as they are confirmed. A list of workshop leaders and links to their bios follows the schedule.
Monday, October 15th
TRANSMEDIA WORKSHOP – Anita Ondine – NIFCO, 40 Kings Road, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Transmedia is a new form of storytelling used by directors, writers, journalists, and even forward-thinking advertising companies. It allows one story to be told through several different media, like television, web or augmented reality. Each medium delivers a different piece of the story, and gives audiences a different way to interact with it. Anita Ondine is one of the world’s leading transmedia creators, consultants and mentors. Pre-registration is required. Full details here.
Tuesday, October 16th
TRANSMEDIA WORKSHOP, DAY TWO – Anita Ondine – NIFCO, 40 Kings Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION AND DELEGATE WELCOME – Masonic Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17th
PITCH TRAINING – NIFCO, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Polish your pitching chops and get ready for the afternoon’s one on one pitching session. Hosted by screenwriting consultant Ruth Atkinson and Peter Wetherell.
MEET THE FILMMAKER LUNCHEON – Deepa Mehta, director of Midnight’s Children – Masonic Hall, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
ONE-ON-ONE PITCH EVENT – Masonic Hall, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Got a movie or a show to pitch? Here’s your chance to hear what the broadcasters and distributors are looking for and have a one on one sit down to pitch your idea.
Participating broadcasters include: Denise Wilson from CBC NL; Jennifer Burkitt from CBC Kids and Interactive; Margot Daley from CORUS Original Programming – Lifestyle, Reality & Factual Entertainment; Nancy Franklin from Shaw Media – Lifestyle Original Content; Susan Alexander from Shaw Media – Drama; Ed Martin Jr. from Best Boy Entertainment; Paul Pope from Pope Productions; and Annette Clarke from the National Film Board.
Thursday, October 18th
WOMEN IN VIEW ON FILM Report release and panel discussion – Masonic Hall, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Women in View is a national not-for-profit that advocates for greater gender and racial balance in Canadian media. In the same vein as Dr. Martha Lauzen’s Celluloid Ceiling reports, they are launching an annual look at the representation of women and visible minorities in Canadian film and television. The first of these ground-breaking reports, Women in View on Film, will be launched at this event. For more information, go here.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND PANEL – Shannon Nering, reality TV producer (“The Real Housewives of Vancouver”) – Masonic Hall, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Shannon Nering, author of “Reality Jane” and producer of “The Real Housewives of Vancouver” discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of reality television with a panel of guests.
DIRECTING WORKSHOP – Shandi Mitchell, director of The Disappeared – Pope Productions, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Creative Women Workshops Association, Women In the Director’s Chair Outreach Initiative Powered by NBCUniversal.
Friday, October 19th
MICRO-BUDGETING – Ingrid Veninger, director of “i am a good person/i am a bad person” – NIFCO, 40 Kings Road, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
From casting to shooting to editing, Canada’s most accomplished micro-budget director, Ingrid Veninger, will show you how to make an incredible film on a tight budget.
FINANCIAL MODELS from the US perspective: current models for financing independent films in the US – Moderated by Peter Wetherell, with Dominique Seguin and Todd Slater – Masonic Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Is it possible to finance a film without private investment? What are these private funders looking for? How can Canadian film producers to tap in to these resources?
Saturday, October 20th
INFORMATION SESSION WITH THE CANADA MEDIA FUND – NIFCO, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Stephane Cardin, CMF Vice-President, Industry and Public Affairs, for coffee. Mr. Cardin will present an overview of CMFs two main streams of funding for TV and digital media, and then take questions.
BRANDED CONTENT – The Ins and Outs of Branded Entertainment with John Hall – NIFCO, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The best TV advertising is when brands are integrated realistically and naturally into the story line as part of the entertainment. John Hall of Gone in 30 Entertainment will speak about Branded TV and how businesses and entertainment work together.