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.
Take a look back at VIFF 2022 Industry Events
2022’s lineup highlighted the work of both established and emerging creators, with a balanced mix of new discoveries and the most acclaimed works. The panels were complemented by industry networking opportunities.
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. This panel showcased filmmakers who are using their roles to cultivate and tell stories on screen with underlying themes of environmental sustainability. The panel took audience members through implementing intersectional climate themes from the early stages of development and the influence subject matter has over audiences.
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 provided 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 were just a few subjects the conversation touched upon.
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.
This panel joined VIFF’s recent and previous producers and directors as they explored their most recent international collaborations and shared their experiences and advice.
On film: Shooting Analog
VIFF 2022 cinematographers dove into their reasons for switching from digital back to analog. This lively conversation highlighted the creative opportunities and challenges of working with real reels, development labs, bulky gear and old-school editing tech.
This panel saw fascinating conversations with some of this year’s most interesting filmmakers in scripted and documentary films.