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Industry Conference Guide
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Welcome to the Industry Conference at the 39th Toronto International
Film Festival. Running from September 5 to 11, our Conference is an
unparalleled professional development opportunity for registered delegates.
The Conference features sessions on a wide array of topics relevant to the
industry, from financing and co-producing, to marketing and distribution, to
the future of cinema.
Access for delegates to our initiatives is available on a first-come, first-served
basis. For a full list of this year’s speakers, please visit tiff.net/industry.
venues & initiatives
Asian Film Summit
Shangri-La Hotel,
Toronto
is a key element of the Festival’s
ongoing commitment to build
bridges between Asian cinema
and the West.
Date: Tuesday, September 9
New Location:
Filmmakers’ Lounge
Filmmakers’ Lounge has moved
to the Lobby of the Glenn Gould
Studio. It is the venue for our
Industry Happy Hours, and a
place for registered delegates
to hang out, relax or catch up
on emails throughout the day.
Note: An add-on pass is required to
attend this event
PRESENTING PARTNER :
CO-SPONSORED BY:
SUPPORTED BY:
SUPPORTED BY:
New: Glenn Gould Studio
& Vimeo Industry
Convergence Centre
Canadian Broadcasting Centre
(CBC), 250 Front Street West
New this year, all of our Conference sessions will take place at
the Glenn Gould Studio and Vimeo
Industry Convergence Centre:
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NEW State of... Sessions
NEW Lighting Talks
Doc Conference
Master Class
Moguls
Industry Dialogues
Short Cuts Connections
Connections
Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!
Vimeo Lab Sessions
Happy Hours
Partners events
Telefilm Canada’s Talent
to Watch
• indieWIRE @ the Festival
• CMPA Producer’s Award
• Spin Sessions
September 4 & 5
CREATIVE PROCESS
September 4
3:30pm–5:30pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
PRESENTED BY
CANADIAN MEDIA PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION’S FEATURE FILM PRODUCER’S AWARD
Join us as we celebrate an outstanding independent Canadian producer with a
Canadian feature film at the Festival.
September 5
9:30am–10am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
FESTIVAL 101 New to the Festival? Or been here before but need a refresher on what’s new? Take part in our
session for tips on how to maximize your time at the Festival and take advantage of all the
resources available to you. Festival 101 is tailored for filmmakers and industry delegates, and is a
great way to meet new colleagues and Festival decision-makers in an informal environment.
September 5
10am–11am | Glenn Gould Studio
CO-PRESENTED WITH
MASTER CLASS WITH BARRY LEVINSON
The Academy Award–winning director of Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man and
Bugsy joins us onstage for a live discussion on the creative process.
September 5
11:45am–12:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
PRESENTED BY
TELEFILM CANADA’S TALENT TO WATCH Maps to the Talent: New Directions for Directors
Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch series of panel sessions is designed to spotlight the
creative talents of our country’s emerging and established filmmakers. SUPPORTED BY
September 5
2pm–3pm | Glenn Gould Studio
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES World-Building: Screenwriters and Production Designers
This panel of screenwriters and production designers leads a discussion on the
process of world-building, from the initial idea to final design and creation.
Franklin Leonard (founder, The Black List) – Moderator
Suha Arraf (screenwriter, Villa Touma)
Graham Moore (screenwriter, The Imitation Game)
Julia Hart (writer, The Keeping Room)
Jess Gonchor (production designer, Foxcatcher)
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September 5
CREATIVE PROCESS (continued)
3:30pm–4:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Creating Resonance: Strategies and Realities of Diversity in the Film Industry
A very topical dialogue on the realities of gender representation and diversity
in film, with perspectives on talent, storytelling, policy and strategy.
Kay Armatage (Women in View) – Moderator
Marie Lora-Mungai (Restless Talent Management)
Ben Roberts (British Film Institute Diversity Initiative)
Nicole Bernard ( Audience Strategy, Fox)
Karen Lunder ( FilmNation Entertainment)
4:45pm–5:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
MOGULS Oren Moverman
This Moguls session unpacks the creative process of filmmaking. Delegates will hear about key aesthetic
principles and the mastery of the craft from director Oren Moverman, whose credits include The Messenger,
Rampart and the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival selection Time Out of Mind.
Oren Moverman (director, Time Out of Mind)
5:30pm–6:30pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
SPONSORED BY
HAPPY HOUR
Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Meet filmmakers,
producers, and potential business partners from around the world.
Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
NEW! INTERNATIONAL DELEGATIONS Spin Sessions
We are pleased to host four international delegations this year: South Africa, China, South Korea and
Brazil. Delegations will participate in special “Spin Sessions” to facilitate international networking and
cultural exchange. These are closed sessions, by invitation only, on September 7, 8, 9, and 10.
September 6
FINANCING
10am–10:30am | Glenn Gould Studio
STATE OF FINANCING Stuart Ford
Stuart Ford, founder and CEO of IM Global, opens our Financing Day with an overview of the state
of international film finance, covering the search for capital, slate deals, indie structures, and
emerging markets.
John Hadity (Entertainment Partners) – Moderator, Stuart Ford (IM Global)
10am–11am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SHORT CUTS CONNECTIONS The International Independent Circuit: Festival Strategy and Market Attendance
Industry stalwarts Sydney Levine and Peter Belsito unpack the annual cycle of international festivals and
markets where filmmakers with shorts or features can meet buyers, sellers, production partners, and
new audiences.
Sydney Levine (SydneysBuzz), Peter Belsito (SydneysBuzz)
NOTE: This session is by invitation for filmmakers in the Short Cuts programme. Additional seats may be available on a rush basis.
10:30am–11:30am | Glenn Gould Studio
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Pitching a Template
Learn about financing models from some of the most seasoned executives in
the business. Topics include how investors and financiers make their decisions
on what to fund and how to fund it.
Franck Priot (Film France) – Moderator, Gregory Chou (Caspian Media Capital)
Marni Wieshofer (MESA Global), Pierre-Ange le Pogam (producer, Grace of Monaco)
Nik Bower (Ingenious Investments)
11:45am–12:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
LIGHTNING TALKS New Models in International Finance
Lightning Talks are 15-minute packages of wisdom delivered by innovators and decision-makers. In this
session, learn about the constantly evolving developments in international financing models.
Rob Carney (FilmNation Entertainment), Tendeka Matatu (Restless Talent Management)
11:45am–12:45pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SHORT CUTS CONNECTIONS Talent Discovery and Building a Brand
Industry experts and talent agents share their insights on brand-building and their hunt for the
next big thing.
Lisa Ogdie (Sundance Institute) – Moderator, Mark Slutsky (director, The Decelerators)
Peter Trinh (ICM Partners), Rebecca Fisher (PMK BNC), Sydney Neter (SND Films), Jason Sondhi (Vimeo)
NOTE: This session is by invitation for filmmakers in the Short Cuts programme. Additional seats may be available on a rush basis.
2pm–4pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
VIMEO LAB SESSION The Filmmaker’s Guide to the (Distribution) Galaxy
New this year, learn to navigate the distribution galaxy with Vimeo and leading
industry experts to understand the choices ahead for you and your film.
By invitation only!
PRESENTED BY
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September 6
FINANCING (continued)
2pm–3pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Disruptive Ways to Invest Profitably in Independent Film
Join us for this in-depth look at financing opportunities. Learn about how to
invest in a film’s IP beyond script-development, whether or not to “heavy-up” the
investment, and how to act like a bank with security and downside protection.
CO-PRESENTED BY
Raindance
Adam Leipzig (Entertainment Media Partners) – Moderator, Jessica Lacy (ICM Partners)
Tara Parker (Goodmans LLP), Joseph Woolf (OneWest Bank), Brian O’Shea (The Exchange)
3:30pm–4:30pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
PRESENTED BY
indieWIRE @ the Festival
Stop by for Q&As with some of the most notable actors and directors at the
Festival, interviewed by the indieWIRE editorial team. 4:45pm–5:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
MOGULS Claudia Bluemhuber
Join us for a riveting conversation with Claudia Bluemhuber, founder of the Zurich-based film
financier Silver Reel Partners. Bluemhuber, whose credits include Grace of Monaco, Under the Skin,
Maggie, Hysteria, and The Host, is quickly sparking financing fire, and will discuss structure and
strategy in this interview.
David Linde (Lava Bear Films) – Moderator, Claudia Bluemhuber (Silver Reel Partners)
5:30pm–6:30pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
HAPPY HOUR
Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Meet filmmakers, producers,
and potential business partners from around the world.
SPONSORED BY
September 7
DISTRIBUTION
10am–10:30am | Glenn Gould Studio
STATE OF DISTRIBUTION Bob Berney
Bob Berney, founder of the relaunched Picturehouse, shares his insights on film distribution, from
VoD markets to digital distribution, releasing strategies, and consolidation news.
Bob Berney (Picturehouse)
10am–11:15am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SHORT CUTS CONNECTIONS Roundtables with Canadian Experts
This round-table format facilitates meet-and-greets between filmmakers with shorts in the Festival’s
Official Selection and senior Canadian industry advisors, agents, programmers, platforms, and distributors.
NOTE: This session is by invitation only for filmmakers in the Short Cuts programme.
10:30am–11:30am | Glenn Gould Studio
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Day-and-Date Release Models
Experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges of one of the most topical
and controversial trends in the industry: the day-and-date release model, which
has resulted in divergent perspectives from industry executives.
Matthew Belloni (The Hollywood Reporter) – Moderator, Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch)
Daniela Elstner (Doc & Film International), Lisa Schwartz (IFC Films)
Kent Sanderson (Bleecker Street)
11:45am–1pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SHORT CUTS CONNECTIONS Roundtables with International Experts
This round-table format facilitates meet-and-greets between filmmakers with shorts in the Festival’s Official
Selection and international industry advisors, agents, programmers, platforms, and distributors.
NOTE: This session is by invitation only for filmmakers in the Short Cuts programme.
11:45am–12:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
PRESENTED BY
TELEFILM CANADA’S TALENT TO WATCH Where is my Audience? Part I
Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch is a series of panel sessions designed to
spotlight the creative talents of Canada’s emerging and established filmmakers. This panel discussion offers insights about the latest trends and patterns
in audience behaviour, based on recently published consumer analysis.
Michael Gubbins (Sampomedia)
2pm–3pm | Glenn Gould Studio
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES VoD vs SVoD
Video on Demand (VoD) and subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) are fastgrowing sectors of distribution. This panel will provide a robust discussion on
the future of the platform, and digital engagement for both the content creator
and the audience.
Jeff Lipsky (Adopt Films) – Moderator, Edward Humphrey (British Film Institute)
Ruth Vitale (CreativeFuture), Sam Toles (Vimeo), Christine Vachon (Killer Content)
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September 7
DISTRIBUTION (continued)
2pm–4pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
PRESENTED BY
VIMEO LAB SESSION The Filmmaker’s Guide to the (Distribution) Galaxy
New this year, learn to navigate the distribution galaxy with Vimeo and leading
industry experts to understand the choices ahead for you and your film.
By invitation only!
3:30pm–4:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
PRESENTED BY
IndieWIRE @ the Festival
Stop by for Q&As with some of the most notable actors and directors at the Festival,
interviewed by the indieWIRE editorial team. Featured guests: the cast and crew of
Foxcatcher and Whiplash.
4:45pm–5:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
MOGULS Distribution
Leading distribution experts will share insights on how executives determine what we watch, when
we watch it, and how.
5:30pm–7pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
HAPPY HOUR
Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Meet filmmakers, producers,
and potential business partners from around the world.
SPONSORED BY
CO-SPONSORED BY
September 8
MARKETING
10am–11am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Seeding the Audience
Find out how to engage a digitally-savvy global audience through
innovative strategies.
Brad Pelman (The Freemantle Corporation) – Moderator, Eileen Campbell (IMAX)
Gabriel Mandelbaum (Spideo), George Dewey (Fox), Adam Beach (Bandwidth Releasing)
11:30am–12pm | Glenn Gould Studio
STATE OF MARKETING Sue Kroll
Moving beyond the P and A budget, film marketing now encompasses research, data analytics, and
audience engagement. This presentation led by marketing guru Sue Kroll sets the stage for generating
the elusive buzz!
Sue Kroll (Warner Bros.)
September 8
MARKETING (continued)
1pm–2pm | Glenn Gould Studio
PRESENTED BY
TELEFILM CANADA PITCH THIS!
Six teams have six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to a live audience of
industry professionals. The winning team will be awarded $15,000 from
Telefilm Canada for the development of their project.
2pm–3pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Marketing Indie Films
Don’t miss this conversation on some of the most outstanding marketing
strategies being employed by film marketers for indie films.
Chris Charalambous (Freestyle Releasing) – Moderator
Tobias Bauckhage (Movie Pilot), Natalie Bruss (ID)
Charlotte Mickie (Mongrel International), Sophie Nicolaou (Main Street Films)
2pm–4pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
PRESENTED BY
VIMEO LAB SESSION The Filmmaker’s Guide to the (Distribution) Galaxy
New this year, learn to navigate the distribution galaxy with Vimeo and leading
industry experts to understand the choices ahead for you and your film.
By invitation only!
2:30pm–3:15pm | Glenn Gould Studio
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Spotlight: South Korea
In celebration of this year’s City to City programme, this panel will spotlight
the financing schemes and production environment that has nurtured South
Korea’s talented filmmakers, generated their critical acclaim in the festival
circuit, and resulted in the country’s global co-production status.
Anita Lee (NFB) – Moderator, Kim Mee-hyun (KOFIC), Lee Tae-hun (producer, Snowpiercer),
Suh Young-joo (Fine Cut), Lee Eun (executive producer, Revivre)
3:30pm–4:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
PRESENTED BY
indieWIRE @ the Festival
Stop by for Q&As with some of the most notable actors and directors at the
Festival, interviewed by the indieWIRE editorial team. Featured guests: the cast
and crew of The Good Kill and The Keeping Room.
4:45pm–5:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
MOGULS Susanne Bier
Academy Award–winning director Susanne Bier joins us onstage to look back at a career which has included
such films as Brothers, After the Wedding, In a Better World, and the 2014 Official Selection A Second Chance.
Susanne Bier (director, A Second Chance)
5:30pm–6:30pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
SPONSORED BY
HAPPY HOUR & PITCH THIS! WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Meet filmmakers, producers,
and potential business partners from around the world.
CO-SPONSORED BY
September 9
CO-PRODUCING
9am–5pm | Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
ASIAN FILM SUMMIT
A key element of the Festival’s ongoing commitment to build bridges between
Asian cinema and the West, this event returns to the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto,
on September 9.
PRESENTING PARTNER
SUPPORTED BY
NOTE: An add-on pass is required to access this all-day event.
11am–11:30am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
STATE OF CO-PRODUCING Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin
A comparative look at international co-production markets, as delivered by the Director General of Festival
de Cinéma Européen des Arcs.
Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin (Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs)
11:30am–12:30pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Crafting the Canada-EU Co-Pro
Canada enjoys bi-lateral treaties and MOUs with more than 50 countries
worldwide. Learn about the process of crafting a Canadian-EU co-production
from producers Andrea Paris (Italy) and Julia Rosenberg (Canada), who offer
a case study of their in-development film, White Shadows.
Kristina Trapp (EAVE) – Moderator, Roberto Olla (Eurimages), Andrea Paris (producer, White Shadows),
Michel Pradier (Telefilm), Julia Rosenberg (producer, White Shadows)
2pm–3pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
LIGHTNING TALKS International Funding Agencies
Lightning Talks are 15-minute packages of wisdom delivered by innovators and decision-makers. This
session includes short presentations by major international funding agencies.
Julien Ezanno (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée – CNC),
Isabel Davis (British Film Institute)
3:30pm–4:30pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
PRESENTED BY
indieWIRE @ the Festival
Stop by for Q&As with some of the most notable actors and directors at the
Festival, interviewed by the indieWIRE editorial team.
4:45pm–5:30pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
LIGHTNING TALKS Co-Production Treaties
Receive first-hand information about the dos and don’ts of co-producing between various countries.
Dave Forget (Telefilm) – Moderator, Sally Caplan (Screen Australia), Claudia Triana (Proimágenes Colombia),
Katriel Schory (Isreal Film Fund)
5:30pm–6:30pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
HAPPY HOUR
Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Meet filmmakers,
producers, and potential business partners from around the world.
SPONSORED BY
September 9
DOC CONFERENCE
SPONSORED BY
DOC CONFERENCE DAY 1
10am–11am | Glenn Gould Studio
KEYNOTE Michael Moore
Attending the Festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Roger & Me, director Michael Moore discusses
his career and his work to expand audiences for documentary film.
Michael Moore (director, Roger & Me)
11am–11:45am | Glenn Gould Studio
FOCUS ON ESPN Films
ESPN Films Senior Director of Development Dan Silver talks about what lies ahead for the company’s 30 for
30 series, which has grown into one of the most popular documentary strands in America; and director Frank
Marshall and producer Ryan Suffern present the world premiere of their short, The Man vs The Machine.
Dan Silver (ESPN Films), Frank Marshall (director, The Man vs The Machine), Ryan Suffern (producer, The Man vs The Machine)
12pm–12:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
FOCUS ON Netflix
1:30pm–2:15pm | Glenn Gould Studio
FOCUS ON Condé Nast
Jed Weintrob, Head of Production at Condé Nast Entertainment, offers insights about how CNE works with
filmmakers and what they’re looking for in acquisitions — such as premium digital video content, and short
and feature-length documentaries.
Jed Weintrob (Condé Nast Entertainment)
2:15pm–3pm | Glenn Gould Studio
DOC TALK Ramin Bahrani
Director Ramin Bahrani, whose 99 Homes is in the Festival’s Official Selection, presents his new
documentary short Lift You Up and discusses the influence of documentary film on his fiction features.
Ramin Bahrani (director, 99 Homes)
3:30pm–4pm | Glenn Gould Studio
UNLOCKING DOC CO-PRODUCTION FUNDS
Director of Programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hussain Currimbhoy shares his top tips on securing
documentary co-production support from the UK and Europe.
Hussain Currimbhoy (Sheffield Doc/Fest)
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September 9 & 10
DOC CONFERENCE
SPONSORED BY
DOC CONFERENCE DAY 1MARKETING
&2
September 9
4pm–4:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
FOCUS ON VHX
More and more doc makers are using VHX technology to sell films from their own websites via instant streaming and digital download. VHX’s Adam Klaff highlights the projects that found success with this approach.
Adam Klaff (VHX)
September 9
4:30pm–5:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
NEW STRATEGIES FOR DOC DISTRIBUTION
Marc Schiller, CEO and founder of BOND Strategy and Influence, returns to the Festival with up-to-theminute insights and case studies on how filmmakers and distributors can fully leverage distribution channels.
Marc Schiller (BOND Strategy and Influence)
September 10
10am–10:45am | Glenn Gould Studio
KEYNOTE Joshua Oppenheimer
Following his breakthrough documentary debut The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer returns to the
Festival with his follow-up feature, The Look of Silence, and discusses his close interactions with both
the perpetrators and victims of war crimes.
Joshua Oppenheimer (director, The Look of Silence)
September 10
11am–11:45am | Glenn Gould Studio
DOC TALK Alanis Obomsawin & Sturla Gunnarsson
We sit down with two of the country’s most celebrated documentarians — master filmmaker and activist
Alanis Obomsawin, and the prolific Sturla Gunnarsson, winner of the 2010 Toronto International
Film Festival’s People’s Choice Documentary Award — to discuss the opportunities and challenges
of being a Canada-based filmmaker.
Alanis Obomsawin (director, Trick or Treaty?), Sturla Gunnarsson (director, Monsoon)
September 10
11:45am–12:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
FOCUS ON Sundance Productions
1:30pm–2:15pm | Glenn Gould Studio
CURATORS ON DOCS
Film festivals play a vital role for giving docs exposure to audiences, press, and industry. In this expert
panel session, festival programmers reflect on how they make choices, and what they’re learning
about doc trends.
September 10
DOC CONFERENCE
SPONSORED BY
DOC CONFERENCE DAY 2
2:15pm–3pm | Glenn Gould Studio
CRITICS ON DOCS
Hear first-hand from film critics who shape the industry on how they approach reviewing documentaries,
and which kind of material gets them interested.
3:30pm–4pm | Glenn Gould Studio
DOC TALK Astra Taylor
Astra Taylor, director of Examined Life, discusses her book The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power
and Culture in the Digital Age and raises important questions about how digital-only viewership
affects doc filmmakers.
Astra Taylor (director, Examined Life)
4pm–4:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
FOCUS ON New York Times Op-Docs
4:30pm–5:30pm | Glenn Gould Studio
HOT DOCS AUDIENCE SURVEY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN?
Hot Docs industry programmes director Elizabeth Radshaw reveals the results of a major survey on
documentary audience viewing habits. Discover the key takeaways that can help inform filmmaker,
distributor and exhibitor strategies alike.
Elizabeth Radshaw (Hot Docs)
5:30pm–7:30pm | Filmmakers’ Lounge
INDUSTRY COCKTAIL
Join us for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of the
Industry Office and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
CO-PRESENTED WITH
September 10
DIGITAL MEDIA
10am–10:30am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
STATE OF DIGITAL MEDIA Catalina Briceno
Digital Media Day opens with a 30-minute executive overview on the synthesis of digital and film, its impact
on content development, use of technology, and audience engagement.
Catalina Briceno (Canada Media Fund)
10:30am–11:30am | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Unpacking the Bundle
An exciting look at the growing partnership between film studios and digital
platforms — the studio provides the film collection, and the digital platform
provides the monetizable audience. Topics include digital curation, content
thresholds, paygates, and bundled asset packages.
Keyvan Peymani (ICM) – Moderator, Janet Brown (Film Buff), William Mainguy (Reelhouse)
Matt Mason (BitTorrent), Tim League (Drafthouse Films)
11:45am–12:30pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
PRESENTED BY
TELEFILM CANADA’S TALENT TO WATCH How Do I Engage with my Audience? Part II
This panel discusses the impact of technology and distribution platforms that
are transforming how audiences watch and engage with films.
Michael Gubbins (Sampomedia)
2pm–3pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES What’s Up with all These Multimedia Corporations Investing in Content?
The international business and creative climate has readied itself for strategic
partnerships between content, technology, and investment. Join us for a highlevel exploration of the forces at work behind content development strategy in
the North American and international markets.
Abe Kwong (Dalian Wanda), Col Needham (IMDB)
3:30pm–4:30pm | Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES FTP: Festivals / Theatrical / Platforms
A dialogue following the life cycle of a film, tracing its journey from the festival
circuit, to the theatrical circuit, to the “circuit” itself on the digital platform.
Justine Barda (Telescope, LLC) – Moderator
Berni Goldblat (Association de Soutien au Cinéma du Burkina Faso)
Ted Hope (Fandor)
Valérie Mouroux (Institut Francais)
Jeremy Torrie (Bandwith Releasing)
SUPPORTED BY
September 11
FUTURE OF CINEMA
10am–10:30am | Glenn Gould Studio
STATE OF FUTURE OF CINEMA Fabien Riggall
Fabien Riggall, founder and CEO of Secret Cinema, looks to the future of cinema technology and the
movie-going experience.
Fabien Riggall (Secret Cinema)
10:30am–11:30am | Glenn Gould Studio
SUPPORTED BY
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Beyond the Screen: Future’s Made of Virtual Reality
Virtual reality occupies the cusp between gaming and film, both in opensource and proprietary technologies. This panel examines the blue-sky
green screen, and looks at possibilities of virtual reality and how this
technology can be incorporated into genres.
Palmer Luckey (Oculus VR), Jade Raymond (Ubisoft), Ariel Garten (Interaxon)
12pm–1pm | Scotiabank 12 IMAX®
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THE GLOBALIZATION OF ENTERTAINMENT
As the world becomes increasingly global, cinema has begun to reflect that shift.
From production to presentation, to the content on the screen, the industry must
adopt a new world view — or risk becoming obsolete. This session explores the
challenges and nuances of doing business across continents and cultures,
combining a panel of heavy-hitters with IMAX film clips.
2pm–3:30pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
INDUSTRY DIALOGUES Ad Infinitum: High-Frame Rate Projection
Calling all film technophiles! Legendary special-effects supervisor Douglas
Trumbull, whose credits include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, and
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, joins us to discuss his groundbreaking work,
including his revolutionary short film UFOTOG, the latest Christie Digital Mirage
4K35 projection, and the future of projection technology.
Scott Feinberg (The Holywood Reporter) – Moderator
Douglas Trumbull (Trumbull Studios)
SUPPORTED BY
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TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square,
350 King Street West
Peter St.
1
1
King St. W.
St. Andrew
Kin
Wellington St. W.
4
Front St. W.
Union
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
188 University Avenue
Lakeshore Blvd./Gardiner Expressway
® Toronto International Film Festival Inc.
Queens Quay

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