Launch Event

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November 29, 2018

A moderated discussion upon the release of the industry report “Focus on Features: the Future of Filmmaking in Ontario”. With refreshments and networking to follow.

Event moderators are: TIFF programmer and filmmaker Danis Goulet and director Warren Sonoda. The panel will include director Andrew Cividino, screenwriter Karen Walton, producer Allison Black and rapporteur Kate Taylor.

Attendance is by invitation and will include feature film writers, directors and producers as well as industry members, educators and film support agencies. The conference will also be available for those not in attendance as a livestream on the Ryecast network.


About Focus on Features

“Focus on Features” is a study on the current condition of feature filmmaking in Ontario. It comprises a written report as well as videos compiled directly from interviews with feature film writers, directors and producers in addition to industry executives, influencers and observers. Interviewees include directors Atom EgoyanPatricia Rozema and Albert Shin; writers Leila Basen and Ian Carpenter; producers Jonathan Bronfmanand Jennifer Kawaja; and executives including Cameron Bailey of TIFF,Karen Thorne-Stone of Ontario Creates and John Galway of The Harold Greenberg Fund.


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