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Vancouver Film & Television Forum 2008 / Early Bird Rate ending
By: infilm on 09/10/08

The 23rd Annual Vancouver Film and Television Forum *Sept. 24-27, 2008*

EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS ON FRIDAY!

The full Forum Passentitles you to access all of the Forum seminars on Sept 24, 25 & 26 as wellas invitations to Forum receptions for the low price of only $275 ... butonly until Friday September 12th. After Friday the price rises to $315.Individual tickets and Day Pass(es) are also available for purchase.

To save $$ book your Forum pass today at www.viff.org/forum

NFD sessions and Speed Dating sessions are not included in the Pass and mustbe purchased separately.

SESSION SPOTLIGHTS

DOC DAY - SEPTEMBER 24
THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION: INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES FROM THE EXPERTS

What separates a good documentary from a great one? It's getting tothe raw unfiltered truth - and drawing that out from subjects is an art formthat is rarely taught. Once you've covered the basics of who, what, where,when and why, you need to probe further into the darker, more privatecorners of your subject. How do you put your interviewee at ease? How do youknow when they're lying? How can you draw out their(sometimes) hidden stories without putting them on their guard? Hear from acriminal lawyer, a psychoanalyst, and an investigative reporter on how theyget to the heart of the matter. Thanks to BritDoc for inspiration for thissession! 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Guest Speakers:
Ian Donaldson, Q.C.
Dan Fairchild, Ph.D.

 

FILM DAY - SEPTEMBER 25
Co-production Partners: Ireland, Germany and Mexico

With US long-term distributors folding monthly, Canadians need tocapitalise on their market advantage as prolific international co-producers.Last year Canadian co-productions grew by 48% to 25 feature films. This yearwe are focusing on Ireland, Germany and Mexico, countries that either have alongstanding, recent and/or emerging co-production relationship with Canada.Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. 10:30 - 12:00 PM

Moderator:
Elizabeth Yake, President, True West Films
Guest Speakers:
David Collins Founder/Producer, Samson Films
Pablo Cruz, Producer, Canana Films
Steffen Reuter ,Producer, SCHMIDTz KATZE FILMKOLLEKTIV

TV DAY - SEPTEMBER 26
Celebrating The Outlaws: TV's Bad Guys

Weeds, Dexter, Bones, Carnivale, Deadwood, House, The Wire ...all feature highly complex characters that are mean, morally-dubious or justplain twisted! When did the bad guys become the good guys? While their moralcompass once hit true north, recent TV protagonists increasingly dwell onthe dark side. We bring together key creators from top series to discuss howthey develop and craft these darker, complex characters and how to ride theedge between sympathy and deviance to keep audiences captive. Sponsored bythe Independent Production Fund.1:30 - 3:00 PM.

Guest Speakers:
Jenji Kohan, Creator, Weeds
James Manos, Jr., Writer/Producer, Dexter

 

SESSION SPOTLIGHT

NEW FILMMAKERS' DAY - SEPTEMBER 27
Hellboy: Ready for his Close-up

Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Night at the Museum, Pan'sLabyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Spy Kids, Stuart Little, Jackie Brown,Cronos ... need we say more? Join Oscar-winning cinematographer GuillermoNavarro as he sheds light on his remarkable career. Sponsored by KodakCanada. 1:15 - 2:45 PM

Moderator:
Scott Smith,Writer/Director, As Slow As Possible
Guest Speaker
Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC, Hellboy II:The Golden Army

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