• Joel Cox (American Sniper) & Kevin Eastwood (The Romeo Section)

  • Adam Reed (Archer) & Liz Shannon Miller (Indiewire) share a laugh.

  • Damon Lindenoff (Lost) and Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad)

  • Walter Murch (editor: Apocalypse Now, The Godfather)

VIFF Industry Conference - September 29 - October 3, 2015 

And that’s a wrap for  VIFF Industry 2015!  Boasting attendance of 1,685 delegates, a record 112 guest speakers and 198 one-one-one meetings, the 30th edition ended on a high note with Joel Cox, legendary editor discussing his tremendous body of work on countless modern classics and his 30+ year collaboration with Clint Eastwood.  

The premier screen-based media conference on the West Coast, VIFF Industry took place during the heart of the Vancouver International Film Festival and offered valuable insights into the multi-faceted elements shaping the future of the industry. The program allowed delegates to view the screen based media landscape through a new lens with a special focus on Digital Online Content, Virtual Reality, DNA of Discoverability, Specific Voices and Totally Indie Day

VIFF was proud to introduce a new initiative this year, VIFF Industry Exchange in partnership with the CMPA-BC. This marketplace is the only Canadian marketplace of its kind devoted specifically to Digital Online Content and the two day program featured 45 network executives, platforms, distributors, brands and agencies shaping the future of the online entertainment ecosystem and afforded delegates the opportunity to build connections and forge beneficial relationships. As a testament to the calibre of the program and guest speakers, a record number of one-on-one meetings were scheduled with an official 148 B2b meetings taking place. From Vice to Cinedigm and from YouTube to Yahoo, VIFF Industry Exchange covered all the bases. 

Stay tuned for further industry initiatives throughout the year! 

Highlights for 2015 included: