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2017 Vancouver Web Fest Schedule
Here you will find the 2017 Vancouver Web Fest festival schedule.
For a printable version of the schedule click HERE .

Friday, March 17
Pre Workshop
Coffee, Donuts, and Networking
Come get some and do some.
  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
 
 
 
Workshop
Virtual Reality
Local VR innovators producing content discuss topics on:
  • Virtual Reality - Journey from Cinema to VR. This presentation will retrace the evolution of film as a medium from Thomas Edison to James Cameron, through the invention of computer graphics, the internet, and the mobile revolution and now through the cognitive concepts behind VR. Proposing a unique perspective on what Virtual Reality truly can be.
  • History of VR - Development of virtual reality over the last 50 years. Deconstructing 2016 as the "year of VR". Exploring the current limitations on growth and providing some future forecasts including entertainment, travel, education and ethics.
  • Making VR Today - Directing a VR experience. Analyzing how VR wedges itself in between film and theatre from a production standpoint. Comparing live action VR to it's counterpart- and the bridging of the gap between video games and cinema. Also exploring the realization that indeed the user is the true director in VR.
  • Ethical Self Brain Hacking
    Reality is built inside the brain. We will show how some of our work will allow people to unlock its own brain, build new neuro-patterns to learn easier and faster, or to reconstruct harmed neuro-patterns to a faster recovery from illness. Using brain code and patterns are a powerful tool to engage your own brain for higher levels of learning, training, and medical recovery. The analytics obtained through the process create a positive feedback chain to make wiser and more informed decisions. This is the perfect storm for the interaction among software, hardware, and computer vision applications.

James Kingstone - Partner at Hammer & Tong - Vancouver, Canada
Sean Ronan - Partner at Hammer & Tong - Vancouver, Canada
David Feuillatre - Founder and CEO of Zebra VR - Vancouver, Canada
Lucas Kappaz - Co-Founder & CRO of VRAmericas - Los Angeles, United States

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Workshop
Alternate Reality Marketing
Discussions around the strategies behind and insites into marketting VR Storytelling.

Leading up to the launch of the game, "The Station", the narrative has been extended into an Alternate-Reality Website - you can watch the story unfold live at www.ExploreAxiom.com. From the moment the alien exo-planet world is discovered, the universe of The Station will be shared through this story-centric website and become the central pillar of our marketing campaign.

GAME TRAILER

Dave Fracchia - Executive Producer for 'The Station Game' - Vancouver Canada
Michael Torillo – Producer for 'The Station Game' - Vancouver Canada
Kevin Harwood - Creative Director for 'The Station Game' - Vancouver Canada
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
 
 
 
 
Workshop
ADOBE
Faster, Better, Stronger- Achieving High Production Value On Low Production Budget
Learn tips on creating great looking content using Adobe Creative Cloud tools. Shortcuts, hidden features and new innovations in the Adobe Digital Video and Audio tools can make your content look and sound great. Get an overview and some great tips and tricks as well as resources for additional ways to get the most out of your work.

Bronwyn Lewis - Production Manager at ADOBE - Seattle, United States
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Workshop
LEGAL ISSUES IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Altman and Company Entertainment & Media Attorney Jeff Young discusses some of the pitfalls and benefits of the digital age. Subjects include Music Rights, Rights of Publicity, Rights of Privacy, Defamation, The Public Domain, Copyright, Trademarks, Parody and Satire, Images and footage, Errors and Omissions, Protecting your rights and property. Bring your questions for this comprehensive legal workshop!

Jeff Young - Entertainment & Media Attorney at Altman and Company - Vancouver, Canada
  2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
 
 
 
 
Workshop
BUILD YOUR AUDIENCE ONLINE IN FIVE EASY STEPS!
Join Magnify Digital CEO, Moyra Rodger, for a fast paced presentation revealing the five essential steps of every successful online audience building strategy. This session is a must see for content creators and distributors looking to crack the discoverability code.

Moyra Rodger - CEO at Magnify Digital - Vanocuver, Canada
Joely Collins - President of Million Faces Productions - Vancouver, Canada
  4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Speed Pitch Session
VANCOUVER ECONOMIC COMMISSION 2017 INDUSTRY SPEED DATING
Sponsored by the Vancouver Economic Commission, VWF’s Speed Dating Event brings together content creators with companies and individuals looking for content, partnerships and creative new relationships. Participants get 3 minutes to pitch their projects and themselves, exchange cards and to make an impression. Once the 3 minutes is up, move on to the next person and do it again! Practice your pitching skills and forge new relationships in a fun and fast paced environment. The speed dating will be followed by a cocktail reception aimed to solidify new relationships in a more casual setting.

DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES ATTENDING:
Altman & Company - Jeff Young
CBC Digital - Chris Harris
CBC Digital - Zach Feldberg
Force Four Entertainment - Dominique Marie Mongeau
GRB Entertainment - Michael Lolato
Just for Laughs - Eric Y. Lapointe
Lark Productions - Briean Kenward
Machinima - Brandon Bauman
Million Faces Productions - Joely Collins
OFF ISLAND - Andrew Williamson
Omnifilm Entertainment - Elizabeth Schofield
OUTtv - Nicky Forsman
Pink Buffalo Films - Rich Murray
Propagate Content - Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Really Real Films - Cynde Harmon
RHP Media Consulting - Rod Perth
Seeka TV – George Reese
Telefilm Canada - John Dippong
Tristar Global Entertainment Inc - Michael Olsen
VR Americas - Lucas Kappaz

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 
 
Launch Party
Start the evening with an cocktail hour of networking and mingling over drinks.

Watch an exclusive viewing of the trailers for the Best of BC nominees.

Transition into a fantastic evening of fun with the VWF2017 Launch Party.
Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada, BC Chapter.
Hosted by Mackenzie Gray.

Music, Networking, Partying! Come and spend a great evening with us in a St. Paddy's Day Theme. Have a Jameson Whiskey Welcome - on us.

Wear Green - Win Prizes!


 
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, March 18
Screening
Block 1
Free coffee and donuts at morning screenings.
Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
MC: Yvette Lu
 
All About The Britos (São Paulo,Brazil)
Comedy
 
 
CUMBIA NENA (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Musical
 
 
Growing Up Guide Pup (Hayward, United States)
Family
 
 
Telegraph Cove (Vancouver, Canada)
Mystery
 
 
Teenagers (Mississauga, Canada)
Drama
 
 
 
 
 
Screening
Block 2

Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MC: Yvette Lu
 
Late Bloomer (Pacific Palisades, United States)
Reality
 
 
Ghost Cam (Viterbo, Italy)
Horror
 
 
The Wizards of Aus (Collingwood, Australia)
Fantasy
 
 
The Plateaus (Toronto, Canada)
Musical
 
 
Life Sucks! But At Least I've Got Elbows (Tallinn, Estonia)
Animation
 
 
Mom and Me (and everyone online) (Vancouver, Canada)
Drama
 
 
Mimosas with #Millie (California, United States)
Comedy
 
 
 
 
 
Panel
DISTRIBUTION
So you made a web series, what's next? Join our Panel of Experts and find out everything you need to know about selling your series and landing that elusive distribution deal to show it to the world.

Panelists:
Brandon Bauman - Machinima - Los Angeles, United States
Brandon is Senior Counsel and Director.

Eric Y. Lapointe - Just for Laughs - Montreal, Canada
Eric is the Senior Director for International Sales & Digital Development.

Michael Lolato - GRB Entertainment - Los Angeles, United States
Michael is the Senior Vice President for International Distribution.

George Reese - Seeka TV - Minneapolis-St. Paul, United States
George is the Co-founder and VP of Programming.

Caterina Scrivano - IndustryWorks Pictures, Inc. - Vancouver, Canada
Caterina is the VP Sales & Marketing, Television & Feature Film Content.

Moderator:
Sara Blake - IndustryWorks Studios - Vancouve,r Canada
Sara is the Business Affairs Coordinator.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Screening
Block 3

Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
MC: Kris McRonney
 
Thornbrook (Kingston, United States)
Mystery
 
 
The League of S.T.E.A.M. (Los Angeles, United States)
Science Fiction
 
 
Craigslist Therapist (Valley Village, United States)
Comedy
 
 
ONYROS (Carmignano di Brenta, Italy)
Thriller
 
 
Divine Shadow (Burien, United States)
Action/Adventure
 
 
The Partitioned (Los Angeles, United States)
Science Fiction
 
 
 
 
 
Screening
Block 4

Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
MC: Kris McRonney
 
Single and Dating In Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada)
Comedy
 
 
To Believe Or Not (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Action/Adventure
 
 
Hidden (Ustica, Italy)
Thriller
 
 
The Forgotten Salmon (Ontario, Canada)
Documentary
 
 
Nasty Habits (Los Angeles, United States)
Drama
 
 
Tea Time (Lyon, France)
Mystery
 
 
Or So the Story Goes (Weehawken, United States)
Horror
 
 
 
 
 
Keynote Speaker
THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL TELEVISION SERIES: HOW TO SUCCEED

Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Head of Development at Propagate Content - Los Angeles, United States
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Screening
Block 5

Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MC: Mackenzie Gray
 
Mina Murray's Journal (London, United Kingdom)
Fantasy
 
 
The Adventures Of Broken Heart (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Animation
 
 
Kill Skills (Magenta, France)
Thriller
 
 
Conversations From the Afterlife (Maplewood, United States)
Science Fiction
 
 
That's My DJ (Toronto, Canada)
Drama
 
 
Sublets (New York, United States)
Comedy
 
 
Discocalypse (Cologne, Germany)
Horror
 
 
Fools For Hire (Vancouver, Canada)
Comedy
 
 
BRUTAL (Puteaux, France)
Action/Adventure
 
 
Soldiers of Earth (Vancouver, Canada)
Science Fiction
 
 
 
 
 
Screening
Block 6

Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MC: Mackenzie Gray
 
Petrol (Mississauga, Canada)
Mystery
 
 
Roo-ining Christmas (Hawthorne, United States)
Musical
 
 
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? (Los Angeles, United States)
Comedy
 
 
Starting From Now (Sydney, Australia)
Drama
 
 
JULIE (Paris, France)
Science Fiction
 
 
This Is That (Vancouver, Canada)
Comedy
 
 
Madame Hollywood (Paris, France)
Thriller
 
 
Gold Mountain (San Francisco, United States)
Mystery
 
 
 
 
 
Game Show
What the Hell Do YOU Know?

Come Get your Game On!
Come take part in this zany trivia game that challenges your knowledge and reflexes by polarizing the room for low-budget prizes.
Hosted by the multi-talented Mike Cavers.

 
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
 
 
 
Karaoke Party
SATURDAY IS A PERFECT NIGHT TO SING... SING OUT LOUD
The Evil Bastard KARAOKE Experience with Dan Hill.

Come have a great evening and request a song or three... and by that we mean you get to sing them. C'mon, everybody loves karaoke!

**Karaoke Party included in 3-day pass or 1-day Saturday pass otherwise $20 – Get tickets Here
 
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday March 19th
Screening
Block 7
Free coffee and donuts at morning screenings.
Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MC: Winson Won
 
Seasonal Life (Maisonnette, Canada)
Documentary
 
 
Untourage (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Reality
 
 
Fluffy Marky (Quebec, Canada)
Family
 
 
The Spell Tutor (Toronto, Canada)
Fantasy
 
 
Theater So Good (Rome, Italy)
Documentary
 
 
Meet the Ladybugs (North Bergen, United States)
Animation
 
 
Stay At Home Mom (Calabasas, United States)
Family
 
 
Bertrand (Paris, France)
Comedy
 
 
INVANCITY (Vancouver, Canada)
Documentary
 
 
 
 
 
Panel
CBC COMEDY - INFUSED WITH MAPLE SYRUP

Join CBC for a one-hour panel discussion on how to make great content – that’s both funny and Canadian as maple bacon.

This CBC panel will ask the most important question from CBC execs and YouTube creators: What do Canadians find funny?

Panelists include Chris Harris, Executive Producer, Digital, Scripted, CBC and Zach Feldberg Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals, CBC. Joining the panel will be creators Matthew Clarke and David Milchard from the highly successful series Convos with My 2-Year Old.

Panelists:
Chris Harris - CBC - Executive Producer, Digital – Scripted - Toronto, Canada
Zach Feldberg - CBC - Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals - Toronto, Canada
Matthew Clarke - Filmmaker/Writer/Actor/Musician - Vancouver, Canada
David Milchard - Actor/Producer - Vancouver, Canada

Moderator:
Eric Y. Lapointe - Just for Laughs - Senior Director for International Sales & Digital Development - Montreal, Canada

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Screening
Block 8

Web Series     (View the Trailers for this block HERE )

Genre
12:00 PM - 2:20 PM
MC: Winson Won
 
No Strings Attached (Melbourne, Australia)
Documentary
 
 
Surf Therapy (Puteaux, France)
Drama
 
 
Verde Noir (Washington, United States)
Reality
 
 
JLT's The Other Love Story (London, United Kingdom)
Drama
 
 
Don't Do It! (Seattle, United States)
Horror
 
 
SCOUT (Brisbane, Australia)
Drama
 
 
Dropping The Soap (North Hollywood, United States)
Comedy
 
 
JourneyQuest (Seattle, United States)
Fantasy
 
 
ANA (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Action/Adventure
 
 
 
 
 
YouTube Event
Creating Relevant Content on YouTube
Screening, Panel, Meet and Greet

Join us for our first ever YouTube Afternoon.

YouTube's loyalty platform Juniper (website) will discuss details of its program.

Joel Wegner - CEO, Juniper - Vancouver, Canada


Then we will be showcasing content by popular content creators followed by an insightful panel discussion on using YouTube as a platform.

Following the panels is a Meet And Greet.

Lisa Schwartz - YouTuber/lisbug - Los Angeles, United States
Jennifer Chiu - YouTuber/chiutips - Vancouver, Canada
Matt Dennison & Jason Lucas - YouTuber/IFHT Films - Vancouver, Canada
Bradley Friesen - YouTuber/Helicopter Pilot - Vancouver, Canada

Moderator:
Matthew Clarke - Filmmaker/Writer/Actor/Musician - Vancouver, Canada
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Awards Ceremoney and Gala
 
 
6:30 PM - 11:15 PM
 
Doors open at Performance Works
Cocktails and Red carpet
 
6:30 PM
 
Doors open to Theater
More Cocktails and Red carpet
 
7:30 PM
 
Vancouver Web Fest is proud to present the World Premier of Just For Laughs’ web series Comedy ‘Explaining to an Alien’.

Award Ceremony with Host Mike Cavers
 
8:00 PM
 
Music and Drinks and Celebration
 
9:30 PM

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