2012 Programming lineup for the Short Films: BIG IDEAS Symposium
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Wednesday June 6
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: CFC Media Lab
with Leonardo Dell'Anno, Operations and Special Projects Manager, CFC Media Lab; Joyce Wong, Technology and Production Manager, CFC Media Lab; and Andrea Mallozzi, Digital Operations and Social Media Coordinator
The CFC Media Lab has a 15-year track record of success at building collaborative environments for creative transformation in interactive media. The next evolution of the CFC Media Lab is to focus on sustainability, innovation and the global footprint.
Sit down with the CFC Media Lab for an amazing power hour that gives you an exclusive look at their new initiatives, launch dates and how you can be involved in their programs. You won’t want to miss this discussion as you get the inside scoop on the future of innovation in digital media in Canada.
A good agent can be a filmmaker’s best advocate, with vital connections to make a career flourish. Go beyond the Hollywood stereotypes and meet the real people who represent Canadian talent. This session answers everything you wanted to know about representation but were afraid to ask.
The life of a short doesn’t necessarily end when the credits roll. Many shorts go on to be developed into TV series and expanded into feature films. Is it simply good timing or the power of a great idea? Find out what it takes to extend the life of a short. Explore the transition and process of giving your film new life in a longer form. This split-focus panel invites filmmakers with projects at various stages of development to discuss the ins and outs of serializing a short and bridging the gap between short and long formats.
Moderator: Jason Charters, Writer, Producer and Founder, Riddle Films
Scooter Corkle, Writer and Director, CHLOE AND ATTIE
Daniel Domachowski, Producer and Creative Director, Domogeneous Creative Firm
Alan Gregg, Director, Original Content, TELETOON Canada Inc.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: Sound Design & Film
Presented by Deluxe
with Mike Baskerville, Manager of Sound Operations, Deluxe Postproduction and Nelson Ferreira, President, Sound Dogs
A marriage of ingenuity and creativity, sound design brings together a variety of disparate audio components to construct the voice of a film. Sometimes put on the backburner in production and post, sound design is an intrinsic element that, if executed poorly, can stick out like a sore thumb. Hear from an experienced sound designer and discover the ways you can use audio to make your production pop!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | VICU 215
PANEL: The Power of Pennies - Film Funding & Crowd Sourcing
Crowd Sourcing is proving that every penny counts when funding your film! With platforms like Indie GoGo and the newly launched Hot Docs Ignite, crowd sourcing is an innovative way to connect with collaborators and collect cash for your next big project. But is finding funding through the internet really that simple? A panel of industry experts and filmmakers weigh the pros and cons, sharing their tales of triumph and woe from this new frontier in film financing.
Moderator: Leonardo Dell'Anno, Operations Manager and Special Projects, CFC Media Lab
Adam Chapnick, Principle/Business Development, Indiegogo
Jonas Diamond, CEO, Smiley Guy Studios
Elizabeth Radshaw, Forum and Market Director, Hot Docs, Doc Ignite
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: CFC Features, Film & Television
with Erin Burke, Manager, CFC Features; Erica Proudlock, Manager, Film Program; and Valentina Puvtoska, Manager, TV Program
The perfect session for emerging filmmakers! The big decision-makers from CFC Features, and the CFC Film and Television department take you on an extensive tour of the diverse professional development and residency programs they offer. With a smorgasbord of opportunities to get your film and TV career going, CFC training can help you make the transition into features and series. Meet the people who read the applications and run the programs, as they outline the many benefits of these amazing career-boosters.
*Special 90 minute session!*
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | VICU Chapel
POWER HOUR: They Shoot! They Score! Music & Film
Presented by Screen Composers Guild of Canada & SOCAN
Effective but not obtrusive, music composition for film is all about setting the right tone and enhancing on-screen images. A good film score can bring a story to life, build tension, convey emotion, and enhance the entire viewing experience! Learn to ask the right questions from composers and filmmakers, as they discuss their working relationships and describe how original music can strike the right chord.
Moderator: Adrian Ellis, Composer, OUT WITH DAD
Sean Goble, Account Executive, Film & Television, Member Services, SOCAN
Josh Levy, Director, THE IMMIGRANT
Joel S. Silver, Composer, THE IMMIGRANT
Thursday June 7
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | VICU 215
PANEL: Double Vision - Collaborative Directing
A match made in heaven or a case of too many cooks in the kitchen? For some, a production with multiple directors can be a revelatory experience, offering diverse new insights into effective teamwork. For others, not so much. Learn how different a multi-director situation is from calling the shots on your own. Experienced filmmaking teams explore the rewards and challenges of working in tandem and best practices for a set with more than one guiding vision.
Moderator: Jordan Gross, Producer, MARGO LILY and President, Dark Hope Entertainment
Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart, Directors, MARGO LILY
Mike MacMillan, Producer, MARGO LILY
Lucas Leyva & Jillian Mayer, Directors, LIFE AND FREAKY TIMES OF UNCLE LUKE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: Telefilm Canada
with Dan Lyon, Feature Film Executive - Ontario & Nunavut Region, and Jill Samson, Deputy Director, English Market, CMF Program Administrator
Join us for a power hour with Canadian film funding powerhouse, Telefilm! As administrator of the Canadian Media Fund, this organization is your gateway to getting the green. With an abundance of programs, workshops and consultations on offer, Telefilm spoils you for choice. Learn how to make the best impression from the people who run the programs and cut the cheques.
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM | VICU 215
PANEL: The Programmers' Den
Each festival and exhibition has its own unique flavour thanks to its programmers and curators, individuals who may seem mysterious and elusive, but who are just like the rest of us– film lovers! Canadian and international programmers sit down to discuss what makes them tick and reveal what they are looking for in a film. Get the inside scoop on the selection process, from submission to invitation. An invaluable panel for every filmmaker trying to connect with their audience.
Moderator: Danis Goulet, Director/Writer, Programmer, and Aboriginal Arts Services Developer, Ontario Arts Council
Sharon Corder, Artistic Director, Reel Canada
Iain Gardner, Shorts Programmer, Edinburgh International Film Festival
Danny Lennon, Film Curator, PHI Centre and Director of Programming, Saguenay International Short Film Festival
Elise Mignot, Programmere, Ile Courts - International Short Film Festival in Mauritius
Suzanna Otting, Film Acquisitions, Spiritual Cinema Circle
Magali Simard, Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival
Lindsay Peters, Programmer, CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Jason Ryle, Executive Director, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Brian Spath, Shorts Programmer, Cinema St. Louis
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: Grant Writing
with Mark Haslam, Media Arts Officer, Ontario Arts Council, and Kerry Swanson, Managing Director, Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO)
An essential element in any filmmaker’s arsenal, grant writing is the fine art of communicating even finer details. With so many individuals competing for those few precious grants, ensuring that your ‘i’s are dotted and your ‘t’s are crossed can make all the difference. Learn how to look perfect on paper from the masters - project funders and professional grant writers! Giving perspective from both sides of the process, invited speakers discuss the tips and tricks that will make your application a masterpiece!
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | VICU 215
PANEL: ABC Don'ts
Animals, Babies, and Celebrities, oh no! The ABC Don’ts will demystify and debunk the myths associated with working with all three. Cute and cuddly furries, kids and A-listers will automatically elevate your film’s production values and deliver an instant audience, but can also create additional complications for the unprepared. Hear the do’s and don’ts of directing tricky talent straight from the dog’s mouth... or at least her trainer’s! Learn how to best use these “don’ts” effectively, from experienced filmmakers, stars and animal wranglers, for no-fear filmmaking that will get your short noticed!
Moderator: Myrocia Watamaniuk, Senior Programmer, CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Malene Choi Jensen, Director and Screenwriter, CREATURE
Arthur Dale, Actor, HELLION
Kerri Harper, Animal Wrangler & Dekka the Dog
Robi Levy, Producer, THE IMMIGRANT
Scott Thompson, Actor, THE IMMIGRANT, KIDS IN THE HALL
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: National Screen Institute (NSI)
Get your hands on film equipment through the NSI’s hands-on training! With a myriad of film and television initiatives in professional development, funding and mentorships, the National Screen Institute believes in learning by doing! Now is your chance to find out which programs are right for you and your next project, straight from the source: Director of Programming, Melissa Kajpust.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | VICU 215
PANEL: Screens without Borders
Theatres and televisions are no longer the only screens in town! With a variety of personal devices, public displays and accessible technologies, intrepid filmmakers can showcase their shorts just about anywhere! Learn how to the make the most of mobile technology and the urban landscape from industry experts on the cutting edge of alternative screens. An exploration of novel forums for the moving image, this presentation reveals a variety of unknown opportunities waiting for filmmakers and their films.
Moderator: Eileen Arandiga, Director, CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Jeremy Butteriss, Director of Strategic Partnership, Google Canada
Kate Hewlett, Writer, SHE SAID LENNY, and Co-Creator and Co-Writer, ASSASSIDATE
Jordan Nahmias, Co-Founder and Director, Open Roof Festival, and Entertainment Lawyer
Sharon Switzer, Director, Toronto Urban Film Festival, and Arts Programmer and Curator, Pattison Onestop
Rumor has it 3-D is dead.
The 3-D revolution has turned out to be very quiet - to the point that some have said 3-D is dead. Panasonic’s David Craig, WhistleStop’s David Hatch and Dashwood Cinema Solutions’ Tim Dashwood will join together to inform us that "The Rumors of 3-D's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated."
Friday June 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: Script to Screen
Present by Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
Transforming words on the page into pictures on the screen can seem like an impossible task. Learn how to give life to those letters from a pioneer of private development funding, the Harold Greenberg fund. Experts will give you the skinny on more than just screenplays, so that your story won’t get lost in translation on its journey from script to screen.
Moderator: John Galway, President of English-Language Program, Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund
Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas, Writers, Producers, Directors, AMY GEORGE
11:15 AM - 2:45 PM | Isabel Bader Theatre
So you’ve finished your film - now what? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to find out! Hear specific feedback from all the industry pros: a publicist, a festival programmer, a distributor and a short film buyer. Together they sit down and map the potential creative and commercial trajectory for eight shorts selected to screen at this year’s festival. Don’t miss this rare and enlightening look at life after post-production.
Moderator: Avi Federgreen, Producer, I'M YOURS, SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Session
Jordan Crute, Programmer, Short & Sweet Short Film Evenings
Brad Horvath, Head of Acquisitions, Ouat Media
Kathleen Meek, Manager, Original Programming, Astral Television Networks
David Miller, Executive Producer and President, Agency 71 Inc.
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Session
Tonia Addison, Senior Publicist, Bell Media
Linda Olszewski, Vice President of Global Acquisitions, Shorts International
Robin Smith, President, Kinosmith Inc.
Hans Spielthenner, CEO and Co-Founder, OHM:TV
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | VICU 2nd Floor Foyer
Get a little bit closer to those elusive movers, shakers, and decision-makers. In this speed-dating session, filmmakers and industry delegates move from table to table, meeting Buyers and Distributors. In rapid-fire discussions, participants will get practical advice on marketing their films and finding those hidden opportunities. Bring your business cards and get ready to network! This is one session not to be missed.
with Representatives from Astral Television Networks, CBC, Dailymotion, egoist.tv, E1 Entertainment, Federgreen Entertainment Inc., GlassBOX TV, Interfilm Berlin, Movieola, OHM:TV, Ouat Media, Parastoo Film, Shorts International, Southwest Media Project, Spafax.
For More Information on this Session: CLICK HERE
Saturday June 9
Look at filmmaking through the eyes of Montreal-based director, screenwriter and visual stylist Jean-Marc Vallée! Renowned for his groundbreaking and inventive work in sound and image, Vallée is the creative force behind the films Café de Flore, The Young Victoria, and the runaway hit C.R.A.Z.Y. Listen and learn from one of Canadian cinema’s greatest talents as he reflects upon his signature approach to making movie magic!
In discussion with Richard Crouse, Film Critic, CTV's Canada AM, Metro News.
For More Information CLICK HERE
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | VICU 215
PANEL: Mapping the Paper Trail - Legal & Film
No filmmaker wants his or her production to get lost in the labyrinth of litigation. Learn the basics of good legal practice to ensure that your short makes it to the big screens and not the small claims courts. A panel of knowledgeable legal and insurance professionals will guide the way, discussing the logistics of production insurance, E&O, and music copyright to make sure that you and your film don’t get wrapped up in red tape.
Moderator: Jane Angel, Director of Legal and Business Affairs, CFC
Nellie Lindner, Vice President, Sports, Film & Entertainment, BFL Canada
Bob Tarantino, Partner, Heenan Blaikie
Greg Fisher, Partner and Composer, fish-fry music and sound
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | VICU 211
POWER HOUR: Bravo!FACT
with Gina Dineen, Manager
This cornerstone foundation has gone through some major changes! Accessing broader audiences and placing a new emphasis on short form dramas, Bravo!FACT is a dream come true for creative projects of the short persuasion. In this sixty minute session, hear about the exciting new opportunities that exist within Bravo!FACT’s restructured program.
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM | VICU 215
PANEL: Going Global - International Coproductions
Thanks to advancing communication technologies, finding film partners and funding is no longer bound by geographical borders. Learn the language of foreign film funding and working partnerships from a panel of filmmakers, film institutes and legal experts fluent in the challenging and ever-changing world of international coproductions.
Moderator: Daniel Iron, Producer, RED VIOLIN, CAIRO TIME, THE BANG BANG CLUB
Michael Fukushima, Producer, Animation Studio, National Film Board of Canada
Terry E. Markus, Lawyer/Executive Producer
Marcel Müller, Events and Programmes, Swiss Films
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room VC 211
POWER HOUR: ACTRA
with Tasso Lakas, TIP Coordinator
The actors you cast can make the difference between a film that sizzles and one that just fizzles. An important organization that connects filmmakers with talent of the highest calibre, ACTRA represents those essential professionals who breathe life into every scene. Discover the programs that this Actor’s union has to offer filmmakers with every kind of budget.