2017 Festival Panels
We’re excited to bring you this year’s line-up of top-notch panels and workshops from industry leading people from across the the country at this year’s festival.
I’ve Seen The Light!
Friday, May 26, 2017 – 9:30AM – 10:45AM
“Light has no idea how beautiful it is, until it is invited into a space”
The words are Mann Ray’s, the sentiment is timeless.
“I’ve Seen The Light” is an examination of the changing role, light plays in filmmaking. Colour temperatures, hardware innovations, sensor sensitivity and the role of light in a CGI world. After five years of technical, info based workshops, Tom ventures into the world of the etherial. Follow him on this journey… because there is a good chance he will get lost!
- Tom Davidson – Director/Cinematographer/Photographer
Friday, May 26, 2017 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Test your pitching skills and be judged by an esteemed panel of broadcasters, directors and distributors. This is not your regular pitch session so leave your pitches at home. Be brave and spin the Wheel of Spin and see what idea you and your team will be forced to pitch.
- Charlotte Engel – CBC
Friday, May 26, 2017 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Our annual lunch with community members, filmmakers, and industry members. Join us as we celebrate past contributors to the Yorkton Film Festival and award our festival builder and volunteer awards.
Meet the Agencies, Broadcasters, and Buyers
Friday, May 27, 2017 – 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Looking for the right partner or buyer for your project? Sit down with broadcasters, development executives, distributors and executive producers to find out what they’re looking for, ask questions and talk about your projects.
How’d you do that (and why)?
Friday, May 26, 2017 – 3:15PM – 4:15PM
This panel featuring nominated filmmakers, explores the challenges faced and overcome in the making of their nominated production, and the ideas, motivation and/or inspiration that got the project started in the first place.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Finding Your Audience
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Annelise Larson, of Veria Marketing, will present will present a session on techniques filmmakers can take advantage of in order to identify and connect with a target audience.
- Annelise Larson – Veria Marketing
Telefilm Micro-Budget Panel
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM
In this panel moderated by Annelise Larson, three filmmakers will talk about their experiences with the Telefilm Micro-Budget program.
- Daniel Redenbach, producer of The Land of Rock and Gold
- Lucas Frison, director of Talent
- Kelly Anne-Reis, producer of the documentary Finding AI
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 2:45PM – 3:45PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 4:00PM – 5:00PM