Tuesday, Jan 10th
Registration – 2nd Floor Foyer, The Fairmont Winnipeg
8:30 - 9:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Midway Ballroom
9:00 - 9:10 am
Navigating the New Distribution and Marketing Landscape – Midway Ballroom
Media Strategist Jon Reiss will share his perspective on how to plan and approach distribution and marketing from the very first stages of production.
9:10 - 10:00 am
Marketing and Distribution Strategies for Independent Films – Midway Ballroom
A discussion on how to market your film and the emerging role and responsibilities of the PMD.
Jon Reiss (Media Strategist), Annelise Larson (Veria), Omar Chalabi (Elevation), Avi Federgreen (IndieCan Entertainment)
Moderator: Brendon Sawatzky (NSI)
10:00 – 10:45 am
10:45 - 11:00 am
Meet the Broadcasters: Factual and Documentary Content – Midway Ballroom
Leading Canadian broadcasters provide information on their development process and discuss new trends in the factual content market.
Charlotte Engel (CBC), Edwina Follows (Discovery Canada), Nadia Gaudet (APTN), Marni Goldman (Corus Entertainment), Michael Kronish (Vice Media), Jean-Pierre Laurendeau (Bell Media)
Moderator: Jeff Peeler (Frantic Films)
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Lunch - West Ballroom
Meet the All Access guests
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Meet the Broadcasters: Fiction and Animation – Midway Ballroom
What are Canadian broadcasters looking to develop in terms of episodic fiction and animation? Key Canadian broadcasters and distributors outline what they are looking for and how to work with them.
Corrie Coe (Bell Media), Nadia Gaudet (APTN), Melanie Nepinak Hadley (CBC), Andrew Kelly (eOne), Brandon Lane (Corus)
Moderator: Kyle Bornais (Farpoint Films)
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Content Playroom: Meet the Producers – Midway Ballroom
Learn about the VR, 360 and interactive experiences presented at the Content Playroom.
Michael Kronish (Vice Media), Jon Montes (NFB), Khal Shariff (Project Whitecard), Lesley Klassen (Campfire Union), Carlyle Paetkau (Build Films), Scott Gillam (Canadian Museum of Human Rights)
Moderator: Leslea Mair (Zoot Pictures)
2:00 - 2:45 pm
One-on-One Meetings – West Ballroom
2:45 - 4:15 pm
Making your First..and Second Feature – Midway Ballroom
Making your first, and your second, feature can be challenging, but several programs and supports are offered by funding agencies as well as through alternative support systems such as IndieCan.
Lauren Davis (Telefilm Canada), John Galway (Harold Greenberg Fund), Louise O’Brien Moran (Manitoba Film and Music), Avi Federgreen (IndieCan)
Moderator: Kyle Irving (Eagle Vision)
3:00 – 3:45 pm
Diversity On Screen: a Conversation with Jennifer Holness – Midway Ballroom
Jennifer Holness (Hungry Eyes Productions), creator of Shoot the Messenger will be interviewed by Ify Chiwetelu, host of CBC's Now or Never, heard nationally Sundays at 8 pm on CBC Radio One. The award-winning producer and co-writer of Shoot the Messenger, Jennifer Holness, will talk about her creative process and the representation of diversity on screens today.
4:15 - 5:00 pm
Network Reception - 2nd Floor Foyer
5:00 - 7:00pm