Wednesday, Jan 11th

Registration -2nd Floor Foyer
8:30 - 9:00 am

Understanding and Engaging with Canadian Audiences Midway Ballroom
Summary of Nielsen Media Research study commissioned by Telefilm Canada with Storypreneur Context
Annelise Larson (Veria)
9:05 – 9:30 am

Social Action Programming on Canadian Television: We Were Children, Taken and A Secret PathMidway Ballroom
A discussion of three shows that reflects the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Stuart Coxe and Rebecca Gibson will share their experience developing, producing and measuring the success of social action programming.
Stuart Coxe (Antica Productions), Rebecca Gibson (Eagle Vision)
Moderator: Melanie Nepinak Hadley (CBC)
9:30 - 10:30 am

Coffee Break
10:30- 10:45 am

Overview of Canadian Audiovisual Export Support ProgramsMidway Ballroom
A summary of the CMF’s recently released overview of Canadian export programs.
Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management (Canada Media Fund)
10:45 - 11:15 am

Three models for Web Series – Midway Ballroom
This panel explores three Canadian web series: Whatever, Linda, released on YouTube in 2014 which is now being developed for television; Carmilla, a branded-content web series launched in 2014, now in season three, and Connexion en Cours, a TV5 production released on Facebook in 2016 for a younger audience.
Matt Eastman (Whatever, Linda), Steph Ouaknine, Smokebomb Entertainment (Carmilla), Benoît Beaudoin, TV5 Canada (Connexion en Cours)
Moderator: Alexa Rosentreter (Merit Motion Pictures)
11:15 - 12:15pm

Lunch  West Ballroom
12:15 – 1:00 pm

Digital Distribution and How to Work with Aggregators – Midway Ballroom
Adrien Barrouillet of Under The Milky Way, an international company dedicated to digital film distribution and marketing with offices in Europe, Asia and North America, will discuss digital rights distribution on VOD platforms.
1:15 – 2:00 pm

One-on-One Meetings – West Ballroom
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Telefilm Micro-Budget Program: Meet the filmmakers Midway Ballroom
The Telefilm Micro-Budget Program offers emerging filmmakers the opportunity to make, market and distribute a feature or a web series.  On Screen Manitoba is a designated partner in the program and proudly presents a discussion on the challenges of micro-budget projects with the producers of three Western projects that received Telefilm support.
Carlyle Paetkau, Build Films (Breaking Ice: The Arctic Uncovered), Jessica L’Heureux, Far West Productions (Abigaëlle et le date coach) and Jeremy Guenette, Warnet Productions (MIA)
Moderator: Annelise Larson (Veria)
3:15 - 4:00 pm

Network Reception - 2nd Floor Foyer
4:00 - 6:00pm

Premiere Screening: Lovesick – Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street)
6:00 - 8:00pm, By Invite Only