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Explore the essential role of music in film

Oct. 3-4 | Online

The VIFF AMP Summit covers every angle of screen music, from composition to artist management to having your songs featured in film, TV, advertising and gaming. Masterclasses, Q&A’s, panel discussions, and showcases give composers, music supervisors, managers, and students an opportunity to step their game up, with pro tips, case studies, networking opportunities, and more. VIFF AMP is wide in scope, covering music in film, television, advertising, and video games; the topics explored include the finer points of scoring, the art of music supervision, and how to adapt in the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

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  • AMP kicks off Friday October 2, 5:30pm with a keynote from legendary jazz musician and composer, Terence Blanchard. The summit continues over the weekend of October 3–4, with sessions from 12pm–7pm both days.

  • The summit will take place on VIFF’s online streaming platform, VIFF Connect. You can access VIFF Connect by purchasing a VIFF AMP pass or ticket.

  • An AMP Summit pass is $45 and includes access to the keynote, master classes, panel discussions, case studies and Music BC’s SOUNDOFF music showcase.

    You can also purchase a ticket to Terence Blanchard’s keynote or Music BC’s SOUNDOFF for $10.

    Passes and tickets can be purchased here.

  • When you purchase your VIFF AMP pass, you will be prompted to sign in or create a VIFF account. The pass will automatically be loaded onto your account.

    Closer to the summit, you’ll receive a reminder email about when the event starts and a link to sign in to your VIFF account. Once logged in, you’ll be able to see the summit events that are available for your pass type.

    When you buy a ticket, you will immediately be sent an Order Confirmation from us. This will list the event/s you have booked, along with a voucher code and a ‘Watch Now’ button.

    At the time of the event, you can click on the 'Watch Now' button to take you to the live stream on your computer (if you’re connected to your television, the event will play in your browser but you can watch it on your television with the sound coming from your TV speakers).

    If you want to watch via Apple TV, Roku or Amazon FireStick, you need to download the VIFF Connect app first on whichever device you are using. Once downloaded, open the VIFF Connect app and you will have the option to enter your Voucher Code using your remote control.

  • No, you can not access VIFF AMP with a VIFF Connect Festival Subscription or VIFF Connect Gold Festival Subscription. You will need to purchase a VIFF AMP Pass or Ticket to attend.

  • Yes! VIFF AMP events are not geo-restricted so you can tune in from anywhere to watch the summit sessions.

  • There will be a 10–15 minute audience Q&A at the end of each session. There will be a chat message function on the VIFF Connect platform through which you can ask questions that will be passed on to panelists to answer during the Q&A.

  • You can reach out to us via:

    • VIFF Chat - our new, online chat function. Just look for the yellow speech bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
    • Email us at info@viff.org and we'll reply as quickly as we can Don't forget to subscribe to our mailing list to get the best up to date festival information.

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