The VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator is a professional development program dedicated to providing emerging musicians, composers, managers, and aspiring music supervisors free, low-barrier access to the VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit (Oct 3–4), plus exclusive mentorship and networking sessions for creators from underrepresented communities who are looking to explore or expand their career into music and film.
Over the two-day VIFF AMP Summit, Talent Accelerator participants have the opportunity to meet, learn from, and be inspired by internationally-acclaimed creators and decision-makers from the film and music industry. View the VIFF AMP 2020 speaker lineup here. The program is designed to help facilitate meaningful connections and equip participants with the knowledge they need to excel to the next level of their careers.
Through a series of virtual panel discussions, master classes, case studies, live music showcases and networking opportunities tailored to professional interests, participants are invited to learn about the art of music supervision, how to work with a sync agent to get music before tastemakers in film, television, advertising and games, diversity in the music marketplace, and the technique of composing for the screen.
Applications closed 5pm, August 14, 2020.
- 2-day pass to VIFF AMP 2020 Online Summit, including access to all masterclasses, panel discussions, workshops, and music showcase events
- Entry to a 'Speed Networking' event – the opportunity to meet and talk directly with key industry leaders and decision-makers (exclusive to Talent Accelerator)
- VIP sessions tailored to the professional development of Talent Accelerator participants
- Access to watch SOUNDOFF Live Music Showcase
- Pre-summit info session – tips on how to get the most out of VIFF AMP
- Private Talent Accelerator forum to connect with fellow participants
- Discounts on VIFF online festival pass and film tickets
- What is VIFF AMP?
VIFF AMP is an initiative of the Vancouver International Film Festival celebrating the intersection between film and music. The 2020 VIFF AMP summit will take place online over October 3–4.
- Who Should Apply?
VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator is open to emerging musicians, composers, managers, and aspiring music supervisors, defined by either being new to the music or film community or having their work featured in no more than three feature films, TV shows, or video games.
The Talent Accelerator program is dedicated to diversifying the expert community by providing low-barrier access to creators from underrepresented and underserved communities who are looking to explore or expand their career into music and film. We value a diverse and inclusive industry that’s reflective of manifold interests and encourage applications from communities that have been marginalized based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, or status as an Indigenous person
- Why apply to the Talent Accelerator?
The VIFF AMP Accelerator provides low-barrier access to two days of programming with over 20 world-class industry experts consisting of online networking events, panels, and workshops that are not available for general VIFF audiences. Accepted participants will also gain exclusive access to a networking session with delegates.
- How much does it cost to take part?
It is free to apply and participate in the VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator.
- Do you accept applications outside of British Columbia?
Applications from outside British Columbia and Canada are welcome. Note: all sessions are held in English, which applicants will need to be able to speak and understand fluently. Applicants from outside BC may not be able to access VIFF 2020 films as one of their delegate benefits.
- How do I register?
To apply for the VIFF AMP Accelerator, please submit your application by August 14, 2020. You can apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button on this webpage and filling in the form.
- What is the selection process?
Each application to VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator is carefully reviewed by a selection committee comprising at least three representatives from the VIFF AMP programming team and music/film industry and community representatives. Using an established set of criteria, the committee will review each application to collectively determine Talent Accelerator participants for 2020.
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