About VIFF Industry

Damon Lindelof (LOST) hosts Special Celebration of Breaking Bad with Vince Gilligan at VIFF Industry 2013

Now in its 29th year, the VIFF Industry Conference 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:

  • Digital distribution/marketing program and lab
  • Focus on new platforms
  • Totally Indie Day
  • Networking events
  • Keynotes, professional development workshops, panels, roundtables and master classes
  • Hub for industry stakeholder program launches, announcements and discussions
  • Public/industry exhibition of screen-based episodic and online digital content
  • Content exhibition
  • Year-round programming at the Vancouver International Film Centre

With the exception of special off-site events, VIFF Industry’s program takes place at the Rogers Industry Centre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. Our beautiful Film Centre includes a luxurious, state-of-the-art theatre with balcony, breakout rooms, café/bar and atrium gallery.


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)   
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
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

and many more!


Contact VIFF Industry Office      

Office: 604.685.3547
Email: industry@viff.org
www.viff.org/industry
Twitter: @VIFFIndustry 

Media Inquiries  

Laura Sosin
Jive Communications
Email: laura@jivecommunications.ca      
    

Sponsorship

Shelley Sainsbury
Director of Development
Vancouver International Film Festival
Email: sponsors@viff.org