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Meet the Producers

  • Alt Hotel (Orange Room) 125 Water Street St. John's, NL, A1C 5X4 Canada (map)

Gain insights into the creative side of producing with some of the industry’s most prolific “doers” as they talk about the future of filmmaking. Discussion topics include navigating festivals and awards season, building inclusive sets and advice for aspiring producers.

Featuring Lori Lozinski (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open), Lauren Grant (Riot Girls), Annette Clarke (Luben and Elena, Becoming Labrador) and moderator Kerry Gamberg (Askin’ For It, Butter Pictures).


Lori Lozinski

Lori Lozinski is an award-winning filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC and the President of Violator Films Inc, an independent production company that has been telling maverick stories since 2007. She is recognized for producing socially conscious, character-driven stories with female identifying creatives. Recent films include the Canada/Norway Co-Produced feature film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (Berlinale 2019 World Premiere) co-directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and the CBC documentary, RETAKE by Kristi Lane Sinclair. Past films include Once There Was A Winter (VIFF 2017) and she Executive Produced Never Steady, Never Still (TlFF 2017 World Premiere). Lori is an alumna of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre, Trans Atlantic Partners, Women In The Director’s Chair, the Rotterdam Lab and has been nominated for the 2019 CMPA Indie Screen Awards.


Lauren Grant

Clique Pictures is a vibrant film and television production company that focuses on working with female creative talent in front and behind the camera. Clique Pictures recently completed On the Line for TSN and is in post-production on the untitled Wendy Morgan feature. Previously, Clique Pictures’ produced the features Riot Girls, Wet Bum and Picture Day, as well as the documentaries Metamorphosis, and Traceable. The Hollywood Reporter named Lauren one of 15 Talents to Watch. Lauren is an alumna of Trans Atlantic Partners, Rotterdam Lab, and Berlinale Talent Campus.


Annette Clarke

Annette Clarke

Executive Producer, National Film Board of Canada, Atlantic & Quebec Studio

An accomplished producer committed to collaborating with artists to craft transformative stories, Annette’s select producer credits include The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light (2012, FIFA Jury Award), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award), Gun Runners (2015, Hot Docs), Theater of Life (2016, Berlin), Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF), Love, Scott (2018, Hot Docs, BFI Flare, Inside Out, One World) and Assholes, a theory (CPHDOX). In addition to Conviction, her current productions reflect on the human condition through the eyes of a twelve year old Yazidi boy arriving in Canada, and inside the lives of resilient women along the Brazilian Amazon. As executive producer for NFB’s Quebec Atlantic studio, Annette envisions a potent and ambitious slate of short form and feature documentaries, animation, and interactive story telling across a rich and large territory.

Earlier Event: October 18
Friday, October 18
Later Event: October 18
Calling the Shots - Lunch Panel