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Industry

VIFF Industry provides an exceptional opportunity for film and TV professionals at every level to hear directly from those setting the bar in the international and local industry today.

This year’s lineup highlights the work of both established and emerging creators, with a balanced mix of new discoveries and the most acclaimed works. The panels will be complemented by industry networking opportunities.

Events

Climate Change industry panel

The Filmmaker’s Influence in the Time of Climate Change

Presented by Reel Green™ at Creative BC

Canada’s motion picture industry is taking the lead on green initiatives through production practices and reducing carbon emissions. Meet filmmakers who are using their roles to cultivate and tell stories on screen with underlying themes of environmental sustainability. This panel takes you through implementing intersectional climate themes from the early stages of development and the influence subject matter has over audiences.

Oct 1, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Vancity Theatre

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The Expanse:
In Conversation with Naren Shankar, Showrunner

Serialized storytelling, one of the most groundbreaking creative mediums today, continues to attract top writers and directors globally. Meet Naren Shankar, one of the most sought-after creators who will provide an insider’s look into his work on one of the most talked about sci-fi shows today, The Expanse. Redefining the genre, mapping out plotlines for ensemble casts, building worlds, and working through hard scenes are just a few subjects the conversation will touch upon.

Oct 1, 1:30-2:30 pm, Vancity Theatre

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International Coproduction with Canada: Challenges and Opportunities

Producers’ work is constantly evolving, and that requires being increasingly adaptable. Canada has the largest number of bilateral treaties in the world, which gives producers and filmmakers more opportunities to co-create and co-fund their projects.

Join VIFF’s recent and previous producers and directors as they explore their most recent international collaborations and share their experiences and advice.

Oct 2, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Vancity Theatre

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On film: Shooting Analog

VIFF 2022 cinematographers dive into their reasons for switching from digital back to analog. This lively conversation will highlight the creative opportunities and challenges of working with real reels, development labs, bulky gear and old school editing tech.

Oct 2, 1:30-2:30 pm, Vancity Theatre

 

 

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DGC Visionaries industry panel

DGC Visionaries

Join us for fascinating conversations with some of this year’s most interesting filmmakers in scripted and documentary films. All are welcome. Free event.

Oct 2, 3:00-5:00 pm, Vancity Theatre

 

 

 

 

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See What Else is Happening at VIFF 2022

An Evening with Michael Abels

An Evening with Michael Abels

Join two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels for an intimate evening of insight, creativity, and performances of his music, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, John Littlejohn and Tiffany Townsend.

Vancouver Playhouse
Dean Fleischer Camp talks: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Marcel the Shell film image + Dean Fleischer Camp headshot

Dean Fleischer Camp talks: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Dean Fleischer Camp, co-creator of the viral hit Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, shares his singular process about creating a feature film that combines elements of narrative, documentary feature, improvisation, and two forms of animation.

VIFF Connect
In Conversation with Deborah L. Scott, Costume Designer
Avatar: Way of Water film image + Deborah L. Scott headshot

In Conversation with Deborah L. Scott, Costume Designer

Join Academy Award-winning costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott (Titanic; Back to the Future) for a conversation about her process: designing costumes for action versus period movies, the importance of research, and pulling off a director’s vision.

Annex
In Conversation with Katie Byron, Production Designer, Don’t Worry Darling
Don't Worry Darling film image + Katie Byron headshot

In Conversation with Katie Byron, Production Designer, Don’t Worry Darling

Come hear about production designer Katie Byron’s collaborations, working with directors, and designing the perfect look, feel, and shape of a utopian realm in her most recent work, Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling.

Annex