About VIFF Industry

Adam Reed (creator, Archer) at the 2014 VIFF Industry Conference

Now in its 31st year, VIFF Industry is the premier screen based media conference on the West Coast and takes place annually during the heart of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Session topics are wide-ranging and industry relevant, from financing and production, to marketing and distribution, to storytelling and audience engagement.  Our programs are designed for established and emerging film, television and digital media professionals and include:

  • Totally Indie Day
  • VR Rises II – panels and immersive experiences
  • Screen Dialogues
  • Marketplace for digital content
  • Digital distribution program and lab
  • DGC Master Class series
  • Keynotes
  • Hub for industry stakeholder program launches, announcements and discussions
  • Public/industry exhibition of screen-based content
  • Year-round programming at the Vancouver International Film Centre

2015 Program
2014 Program
2013 Program

VIFF Industry Video Archive

Did you miss a must-see session at one of our previous Conferences? Now you can watch sessions online through our Vimeo Channel or by visiting our Archive Page.

2016 DGC Master Class Series with Director Adam Arkin

Upcoming DGC Master Class featuring Rachel Talalay. Click here for more information. 



Previous Guest Speakers

Our guest speakers represent critically acclaimed content creators and providers in the national and international marketplace. Check out some of the fabulous speakers we’ve had the pleasure to host over the past years:

Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad)   
Damon Lindelof (LOST)   
Adam Reed (Archer)
Jack Amiel (The Knick)
Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy)
Hart Hanson (Backstrom)
Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation)
Chris Haddock (DaVinci’s Inquest)
Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment)
Eric Overymyer (Treme)
Peter Gould (Better Call Saul)
Rick Cleveland (House of Cards)  
Lee Aronsohn (Two and A Half Men
Graham Yost (Justified)
Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl)
James Manor Jr. (Dexter)     
Hart Hanson (Bones)    
Aron Zelman (The Killing)  
Jenji Kohan (Weeds)   
Simon Davis Barry (Continuum)   
Peter Blake (House)   
Allen Coulter (Boardwalk Empire)  
Alan Taylor (Deadwood)   
Michael Lehmann (True Blood)   
Dan Sterling (Girls)   
Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos
Dave Finkel (United States of Tara)  
Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives)    
Benjamin Davis (AMC) 
Dae Mellencamp (Vimeo) 
Jamie Wilkinson (VHX.tv) 
Sam Scupp (FilmBuff)  
  Stan Lee (Superhero!)    
Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, NY
Walter Murch (The Godfather of Editing
Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club)
Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)
Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Jay Duplass (Jeff, Who Lives at Home)
Robert Towne (Chinatown)
Michael Arndt  (Toy Story 3
Alexander Payne (Nebraska
Brian Singer (X-Men
Lucy Walker (Waste Land
Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine
Doug Liman (The Bourne Supremacy
Sarah Polley (Away from Her
Gus Van Sant (Mildred Pierce
Ondi Timoner (We Live in Public
Stephen Mirrione (Babel
Craig Berkey & Skip Lievsay (No Country for Old Men)
Conrad Hall (American Beauty
Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth
Fred Elmes (A Late Quartet)
Jeannine Oppewall (LA Confidential
Sandra Oh (Sideways
Ray Liotta (Goodfellas
Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun
David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse
Catherine Hardwicke (Red Riding Hood
Jason Reitman (Juno
Norman Jewison (Moonstruck
Bill Guttentag (Soundtrack for a Revolution
Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean