The Meet The Filmmakers series of panels and talks, between 30th September to 6th October, provides many opportunities for filmmakers, particularly new filmmakers, to hone their understanding of the craft and business.
Organised by Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, Documentary Organization of Canada - Vancouver Chapter, Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, Women In Film Video, The Digital Film Group and The Vancouver International Film Festival each event is absolutely free. The venue is the Cineworks Studio at the Pacific Cinémathèque, 1131 Howe St., Vancouver, B.C.
A Conversation with Don McKellar - Thursday, September
30th - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A Conversation with Daniel MacIvor - Sunday, October
3rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Challenges of Making Process Documentaries - Saturday
October 2nd, 2:00pm 3:30pm
This panel will discuss what it takes to make a documentary that films for 5, 7 or even 10 years.
Acting on the Canadian Landscape - Saturday October
2nd, 4:30pm 6:00pm
This panel brings together some of our most outstanding actors to discuss their crafts and their perspective on Canadian cinema.
The Short of It - Sunday October 3rd, 2:00pm 3:30pm
Funding, finishing and screening independent short films in Canada. Learn from the people who are making it happen!
Documenting Artists and the Artistic Process - Sunday
October 3rd, 4:30pm 6:00pm
Our three panelists will speak about the challenges of trying to portray the artistic process of one medium using the tools of another.
Changing the World Through Documentary - Monday October
4th, 2:30pm 4:00pm
The long-standing documentary tradition of socio-political filmmaking is thriving in our Bush-era world of increasing mass media monoculture.
Featuring BC - Monday October 4th, 4:30pm 6:00pm
From the feature film debuts of Mark A. Lewis and Bill Marchant, to the work of Blaine Thurier and veteran cinematographer/director Vic Sarin, this panel celebrates what it is to be a filmmaker in British Columbia.
The Artful Short - Tuesday October 5th, 4:30pm
This panel looks at the advantages the short form provides, in terms of opportunities for innovative modes of storytelling.
Women and Docs - A Natural Partnership - Wednesday
October 6th, 2:00pm 3:30pm
Though women have been enjoying success in documentary filmmaking for many years, this panel is sure to be an interesting look at the success of, and reasons behind, today¹s women documentary filmmakers.
Note: The Digital Dish has been cancelled.