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October 6–8, 2022

Explore the essential role of music in film.

The VIFF Amp Music in Film Summit explores every aspect of music in visual media, from composition to song placement for film, television, advertising and video games.

The summit develops an annual cohort of songwriters, composers, music supervisors, managers, and filmmakers through a competitive and juried application process, with a focus on providing access to artists from traditionally marginalized communities. The Amp cohort is given free entry to expertly curated masterclasses, case studies, panel discussions, networking, breakout sessions and musical showcases, all of which are designed to develop skills and create connections that can excel a career in film and television.

 

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First Round of Amp Speakers Announced

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Shannon Murphy

Music Supervisor

WandaVision; Ms. Marvel; Loki; What If…; Love Guaranteed; In the Dark

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Yvette Metoyer

Music Supervisor

Better Call Saul; Sistas; El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie; The Boys; Spiderhead; The Cleaning Lady

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Miriam Cutler

Composer

Women Warriors: The Voices of Change (Grammy Award); RBG; Dark Money; One Lucky Elephant

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Caleb Chan

Composer

Angry Birds: Summer Madness! (Leo Award); Pinecone and Pony; Team Zenko Go; Panhandle

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Brian Chan

Composer

Angry Birds: Summer Madness! (Leo Award); Pinecone and Pony; Team Zenko Go; Panhandle

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Christine Roe Greene

Music Supervisor

For All Mankind; Shrill; Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always; Somebody Somewhere; Snowfall; Women of The Movement

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Amritha Vaz

Composer

Home; Mira: Royal Detective; Cam Girls; Bhwani Junction; Pomegranates & Myrrh

Join us at VIFF Amp

Amp 2022 is open to emerging musicians, composers, producers and music supervisors. We’re providing 100 selected applicants free access to the summit, exclusive mentorship and networking sessions with experts in the film and music industry, plus a $150 stipend to go towards your professional development.

Applications are now closed.

 

 

SOUNDOFF

Presented by Music BC, SOUNDOFF is a platform for local musicians to perform live in front of world-class music supervisors at VIFF Amp 2022 and learn about song placement and sync licensing in film and TV.

Applications are now closed.

Past Highlights

Success Stories

Bukola

A local singer/songwriter who participated in VIFF Amp in 2020 and 2021 drew the attention and high praise from invited international music supervisors but impressed the ear of composer Natalie Holt. Holt, an accomplished composer on Marvel/Star Wars projects, was a 2021 speaker at VIFF Amp and heard Bukola at the SOUNDOFF showcase. Holt subsequently hired Bukola to do original vocals for the film The Princess.

Chan Brothers

Local composers Brian and Caleb Chan attended VIFF Amp 2020 where they met Frank Garcia from DreamWorks. Garcia hired them for two animated series shortly afterward. In 2021, Arbel Bedak (Spectra Creative Agency) met the Chan Brothers when they returned to VIFF Amp, and subsequently chose to represent them on film & TV projects. Soon after, the Chan Brothers demoed for a Roku/Charter drama exec produced by Nick Stoller (Bros, Neighbors), and successfully got the project through Sony Pictures Television.

What Attendees Are Saying

It was an amazing opportunity; meeting folks from LA and those who are in the industry helped build my confidence and make me feel like I can make it in the biz!

If you are a composer or a songwriter looking to write for TV or Film, this is the event to attend. Easily my favourite industry event of the year!

I have wanted to go into film composition for some time and it felt impossible to even try the first steps. With Amp, a new world has opened for me.