VIFF Industry Conference banner

The VIFF Industry Conference, the West coast’s premier screen-based media conference, takes place during the heart of the Vancouver International Film Festival. From October 1 to 4, experience four days of professional development, with a wide range of session topics—and over 50 panelists.

This conference aims to include everyone, not just those in the film industry. TV, cinema, video game, social media, advertising, and animation fans will also enjoy and gain a lot of valuable insight from the conference.

Martin Wood, Michelle MacLaren
[L to R: Martin Wood, Michelle MacLaren]

2014’s VIFF Industry Conference highlights include:
Power to the Indie Day
Back by popular demand, the Power to the Indie Program and Lab empowers filmmakers to explore and leverage new partners in direct distribution, marketing, and audience engagement in order to help them succeed in the competitive marketplace. The Digital Lab provides collaborative opportunities for selected filmmaking teams to explore and create individual, actionable strategies to assist in the crowd funding, marketing, release and distribution of their films.

Totally Indie Day
A VIFF Industry highlight for the past nine years, this day-long series of sessions is designed for (but not limited to) emerging writers, directors, and producers of film, television, and digital media. Join speakers such as Jay Duplass and Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman for panels and workshops on everything from TV directing to crowd funding to utilizing new technologies. The day will close with an Indie Day Mixer, the perfect chance to mingle with other delegates and guests following the sessions. Visit the Totally Indie Day site for details and speakers.

Speed Dating session
[Speed Dating]

Telefilm Canada Tête-à-Tête and Speed Dating Meetings
More meetings = more access. Established and emerging industry professionals are welcome to sign up for a limited number of one-on-one meetings with VIFF Industry’s acclaimed guest speakers and BC-based local production companies.

All Kinds of Funny
A comedy session featuring self-proclaimed motorcycle and cat enthusiast Adam Reed, co-creator of Sealab 2021, Frisky Dingo, and creator of ARCHER

Networking and Parties
Industry delegates and Day Pass holders get access to a variety of networking events, including Industry Cocktail Hours, Women in Film and Television’s Moulin Madness, and Emerging Talent Day Reception.

VIFF Industry also includes writers from some of the best-known episodic TV shows and blockbuster films in this year’s Genre Smash. Learn how writers successfully straddle genres, understand their audience, and how to create in-demand celebrated fiction!

VIFF Breaking Bad event
[Full house for 2013’s special celebration of Breaking Bad]

A few of many featured writers and panelists include:
Adam Reed: Creator of ARCHER
Craig Borten: Screenwriter, Dallas Buyers Club

Nicole Perlman: Screenwriter, Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Collins: Executive Producer/Head Writer, Sons of Anarchy

Simon Davis Barry: Creator of Continuum
Corey May: Lead Writer, Assassin’s Creed
Alex Marvar: Director of Marketing, VHX
Matt Di Paola: Managing Director, Digital Innovations, Sid Lee
Nicole Clemens: Senior VP Series Development, FX Networks

Peter Gould
[Peter Gould]

All sessions will take place at the Rogers Industry Centre located in Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street. A full list of speakers can be found here.

Get social!

VIFF Industry on Facebook
VIFF Industry on Twitter

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.