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Funding Indie Feature Film: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

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Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Reliance Theatre (A1060)

520 1st Avenue East

Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

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Cineworks and Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Department of Film) present:


Funding Indie Feature Film: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Planning on making a feature film? Doc, fiction, animation, contemporary art film, hybrid? How much money do you need? Of course that depends on what kind of film you want to make, and how much in-kind support you can access.

There are important sources of organizational support for indie feature financing that filmmakers and media artists in BC can access, but what are they and how do they work? In this panel discussion and Q&A based workshop, representatives from four organizations invested in supporting independent film production in BC join two filmmakers with essential experience in getting feature film from script to screen, to share hard earned knowledge and answer your questions.


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Christine Chiu, Creative BC
Christine is an analyst in the development department for the Project Development Fund, Passport to Markets and International Industry Initiatives programs. Prior to working at Creative BC, Christine worked for ten years in the business affairs departments at various film and television production companies in Vancouver and Toronto. She also worked in film and TV distribution sales in Toronto and Hong Kong. In her spare time, she can be found hiking, practicing yoga or watching television.

Lauren Davis, Telefilm Canada
As Telefilm Canada’s Regional Feature Film Executive for the Western Region, Lauren Davis is responsible for supporting emerging talent through production and post-production investments in lower-budget feature films. Lauren joined Telefilm in 1998 after having worked as an independent producer. Over the last 15 years, she has held a number of management positions within the television, feature film and business-process management teams. Lauren is based in Telefilm’s Vancouver office.

Arun Fryer, Independent Filmmaker and Media Creator
Arun Fryer is an independent filmmaker and media creator from Vancouver, whose films and videos have been exhibited in festivals around the world. Arun was the recipient of the 2013 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Film & Media and sat on the Board of Directors for DOC BC from 2013-2015. His two most recent productions include Cadence (Producer), a feature psychological thriller and winner of the VIFF 2016 MustSeeBC Award, and Before She’s Gone..., a documentary short he produced and directed with support from the National Film Board of Canada. It premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Short Film Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award.

Carla Jones, National Film Board
Carla Jones is the Studio Administrator for the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon and Digital Studios in Vancouver. Carla’s focus is business and legal affairs, working closely with the producers on all original NFB productions and co-productions. The BC & Yukon Studio works closely with writers, directors, artists and co-producers on unique and original documentaries and auteur animation. The studio’s goal is to produce innovative work that reflects the experience and inspiration of the region and its citizens. Prior to joining the NFB in 2015, Carla worked for 20 years as a freelancer on unscripted television series, documentaries, and commercial productions in the US and Canada and has filmed in 17 countries. Carla has served on the Women in Film and Television board of directors since 2013 and is an active member of her home community of New Westminster.

Karen Lam, Independent Filmmaker, Writer
Karen Lam has worked full-time in the film and television industry since 2000. Starting her career as a producer and entertainment lawyer, Karen has produced four feature films, eight short films and three television series. Her first short film as a writer/director (The Cabinet) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written/directed seven short films, a music video, a documentary television series, two feature films -- Stained (2010) and Evangeline (2013) – and a web series Mythos (2015). She is an alumni of the Women in the Director’s Chair program (2009).

Walter Quan, British Columbia Arts Council
Walter Quan has been the Program Officer for Arts Awards Programs and Professional Arts Training at the BC Arts Council since 1992. He holds a BComm in Organizational Behaviour/Industrial Relations Management from UBC and has been seen variously with clarinets, knitting projects and candles that look like sushi.


* Community partners include Women In Film, and DOC BC



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This venue has wheelchair accessible conveniences.


Image: Fall Back Down; Writer/Director:SB Edwards; Producer: Cera Ziegler
Executive Producer: Andrew Dunbar; Production support: Cineworks; Telefilm
Microbudget Production Program 2017 and The Talent Fund;
www.fallbackdownfilm.com


Cineworks and Emily Carr University of Art and Design gratefully acknowledge and pay respect to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our work is based. Cineworks also gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.


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