Agenda

Tuesday, November 9

8:00am

Delegate Lounge (8:00am - 11:59pm)

Head into the Delegate Lounge and connect with other delegates face-to-face in a dynamic virtual environment. You can also visit our Info Desk if you need any help navigating the Summit. 

Delegate Lounge: Open 24/7

Info Desk: Open 8:00am to 5:00pm ET

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the event.

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the "Enter" button below (this button appears on this page during the posted times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate.

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your Playback Film Summit on BANFFXchange event homepage.


10:00am

Past imperfect, present tense: what’s next for Canadian Film (10:00am - 10:45am)

The Canadian film industry is at a pivotal moment. To compete on the global stage, innovation and new strategies are imperative. This panel will feature a cross-section of key players discussing systemic barriers, market realities and new strategies as well as the changes that need to be made to move the industry forward.

Featuring:

Amos Adetuyi

CEO & Executive Producer

Circle Blue Entertainment

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Niv Fichman

President & Founder

Rhombus Media Inc

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Shant Joshi

President

Fae Pictures Inc

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Loretta Sarah Todd

Director, Showrunner, Producer, Writer

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Moderating:


Laurie May

Founder and Co-President

Elevation Pictures Corp.

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10:15am

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings (10:15am - 12:00pm)

Our wait line for one-on-one Speed Meeting sessions taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM will open at 10:15 AM ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This wait line is for passholders who: 

  • did not make Speed Meeting selections in advance before online sign-up closed

  • did make Speed Meeting selections in advance, but would like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The wait line will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list. 

11:00am

Speed Meetings: CBC, eOne, Quiver (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Berry Meyerowitz

Co-President

Quiver Inc.

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Xavier Trudel

EVP, Sales, International Distribution

eOne

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Speed Meetings: Cinetic Media, Vuulr, Myriad Pictures (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Ian Mckee

CEO

Vuulr Pte Ltd

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Brian Nitzkin

SVP, Business Affairs and International Operations

Myriad Pictures

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Alec Ring

Manager

Cinetic Media

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Open for opportunities: what’s next in modern coproductions (11:00am - 11:45am)

Sponsored by

Canada is a global leader in film co-production. Join a group of producers as they share their recent successes and offer insightful intel on how to craft modern co-pro partnerships that work.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**

Featuring:

Alex Lalonde

Producer/COO

Stratagem Rx

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Brendan McNeill

Co-Founder - Production & Finance

End2End Media Group

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Simone Urdl

Co-Founder/Producer

The Film Farm

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Moderating:


Ken Dhaliwal

Partner

Dentons Canada LLP

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12:00pm

Post-session Chatroom: Open for opportunities: what’s next in co-productions (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

Sponsored by

Join our hosts for small group post-session discussions about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations.

No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Jason Davies

Co-Founder, Sales & Partnerships

End2End Media Group

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Mark Edwards

Lawyer

Edwards Creative Law

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Brendan McNeill

Co-Founder - Production & Finance

End2End Media Group

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Simone Urdl

Co-Founder/Producer

The Film Farm

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Gina Vanni

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs

Stratagem Rx

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1:00pm

Speed Networking (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter Speed Networking inside the Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your Playback Film Summit on BANFFXchange event homepage.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time). 

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Networking' button will disappear. 

  • Have fun!

1:15pm

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings (1:15pm - 3:00pm)

Our wait line for one-on-one Speed Meeting sessions taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM will open at 1:15 PM ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This wait line is for passholders who: 

  • did not make Speed Meeting selections in advance before online sign-up closed

  • did make Speed Meeting selections in advance, but would like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The wait line will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list.

1:30pm

Keynote conversation: Joshua Jackson and Ronald Thomson, Liquid Media Group (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Building a company that empowers independent creators was Actor and Producer Joshua Jackson’s mission when he founded Liquid Media Group. Join us for a conversation with Liquid's Chairman Jackson and CEO Ronald Thomson on recent growth and acquisitions, thoughts on the future of Canadian film and how creators can take bigger steps towards the limelight.

Featuring:

Joshua Jackson

Chairman of the Board

Liquid Media Group

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Ronald Thomson

CEO/Director

Liquid Media Group

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Moderating:


Hussain Amarshi

President & Founder

Mongrel Media Inc

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2:00pm

Speed Meetings: FilmNation, Film Movement, Raven Banner Entertainment (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

James Fler

Managing Director

Raven Banner Entertainment

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Demetri Makoulis

VP, Sales

Film Movement

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Natalie Wegner

Director of Development

FilmNation

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Speed Meetings: Hanway Films, Bell Media, Sierra/Affinity (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Jen Gorton

EVP, Film Production and Sales

Sierra/Affinity

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Natalie Igelfeld

Programming Manager, Crave

Bell Media

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Nicolas Levene

SVP, Business Affairs and International Operations

HanWay Films

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Pitching a hit: how to attract attention from agencies and distributors at the development stage (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

Get pro tips on what the top agencies and distributors are looking for right now. What types of content are in demand and how can you make your pitch stand out?

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**

Featuring:

Janne Barklis

Film Packaging and Sales Agent

The Gersh Agency

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Marina Cordoni

Founder and Lead Producer

MCE (Marina Cordoni Entertainment)

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Greg Gertmenian

Head of Film Development & Script Analytics

Slated

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Allison Hironaka

Agent, Media Finance

CAA Creative Artists Agency

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Moderating:


Lauren Grant

Producer

Clique Pictures

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3:00pm

Post-session Chatroom: Pitching a hit: how to attract attention from agencies and distributors at the development stage (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

Join our hosts for small group post-session discussions about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations.

No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Janne Barklis

Film Packaging and Sales Agent

The Gersh Agency

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Marina Cordoni

Founder and Lead Producer

MCE (Marina Cordoni Entertainment)

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Greg Gertmenian

Head of Film Development & Script Analytics

Slated

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Gregory Pang

Lawyer and Podcaster

RedFrame Law

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4:00pm

Pathways, pitfalls, opportunities and outcomes: creating a more inclusive Canadian film industry (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

Leaders at the forefront of driving change in Canada’s film industry gather to discuss current initiatives and efforts to build a more inclusive and equitable film industry. Join them for a check-in on the current pathways and a conversation on the ongoing gaps and barriers faced by underrepresented groups in the sector.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**

Featuring:

Sherien Barsoum

Filmmaker, Co-Founder

REMC (Racial Equity Media Collective)

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Deanna Cadette

Executive Director

WarnerMedia Access Canada

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Joy Loewen

CEO

National Screen Institute

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Moderating:


Judy Lung

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Touchwood PR

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5:00pm

Post-session Chatroom: Pathways, pitfalls, opportunities and outcomes: creating a more inclusive film industry (5:00pm - 5:45pm)

Join our hosts for small group post-session discussions about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations.

No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Deanna Cadette

Executive Director

WarnerMedia Access Canada

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Tamara Dawit

Filmmaker, Policy Advisor, Founding Board Member

REMC (Racial Equity Media Collective)

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Joy Loewen

CEO

National Screen Institute

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Judy Lung

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Touchwood PR

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6:00pm

Case studies: Beans, Drunken Birds and Scarborough (6:00pm - 6:45pm)

Sponsored by

In this session, filmmakers discuss the backstory of their recently released successful Canadian projects., both big and small.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**

Featuring:

Luc Déry

Founder, Producer, Drunken Birds

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Anne-Marie Gélinas

Founder, Producer, Beans

EMAfilms

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Ivan Grbovic

Director, Drunken Birds

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Shasha Nakhai

Director and Producer, Scarborough

Compy Films

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Meredith Vuchnich

Screenwriter, Producer, Beans

Vuch Productions Inc

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Moderating:


Kelly Townsend

Senior Reporter and Special Reports Editor

Brunico Communications Ltd.

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6:45pm

Post-session Chatroom: Case studies (6:45pm - 7:30pm)

Sponsored by

Join the filmmakers behind the Case studies at virtual tables to talk more about their projects. No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMee

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Anne-Marie Gélinas

Founder, Producer, Beans

EMAfilms

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Shasha Nakhai

Director and Producer, Scarborough

Compy Films

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Meredith Vuchnich

Screenwriter, Producer, Beans

Vuch Productions Inc

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Wednesday, November 10

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 8:00pm)

Head into the Delegate Lounge and connect with other delegates face-to-face in a dynamic virtual environment. You can also visit our Info Desk if you need any help navigating the Summit. 

Delegate Lounge: Open 24/7

Info Desk: Open 8:00am to 5:00pm ET

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the event.

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your Playback Film Summit on BANFFXchange event homepage.


10:00am

Keynote conversation: Aaron L. Gilbert, BRON Media (10:00am - 10:30am)

Join us for a conversation with Aaron L. Gilbert, Chairman and CEO of BRON Media, the British Columbia-based company he co-founded with his wife, Brenda Gilbert in 2010. Hear from Gilbert about the growth and impact BRON and its divisions have had on the entertainment industry, the company’s future plans, and his insights about the future of Canadian cinema on the global stage.

Featuring:

Aaron L. Gilbert

Chairman and CEO

BRON Media Corporation

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Moderating:


Liza Sardi

Editor-in-Chief

Playback

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10:15am

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings (10:15am - 12:00pm)

Our wait line for one-on-one Speed Meeting sessions taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM will open at 10:15 AM ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This wait line is for passholders who: 

  • did not make Speed Meeting selections in advance before online sign-up closed

  • did make Speed Meeting selections in advance, but would like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The wait line will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list. 

11:00am

Speed Meetings: Mongrel Media, Elevation Pictures, Cinetic Media (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Andrew Frank

VP Sales & Acquisitions

Mongrel Media Inc

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Alec Ring

Manager

Cinetic Media

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Noah Segal

Co-President

Elevation Pictures Corp.

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Speed Meetings: Vuulr, Myriad Pictures, eOne (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Ian Mckee

CEO

Vuulr Pte Ltd

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Brian Nitzkin

SVP, Business Affairs and International Operations

Myriad Pictures

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Xavier Trudel

EVP, Sales, International Distribution

eOne

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Screen strategies: sales agents on how to get your film sold and seen (11:00am - 11:45am)

Seismic shifts in the business of theatrical exhibition, brought on largely by COVID, plus the explosion of streaming services have sped up consumer habits and brought transformational change to the industry. Join a group of international sales agents to hear how producers can catch their eye in the new normal, and how they are maximizing opportunities to break through the clutter.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**



Featuring:

Glen Basner

CEO

FilmNation

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Crystal Bourbeau

President, Worldwide Sales & Distribution

AGC Studios

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Chloé Marquet

Head of International Sales

StudioCanal

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Anick Poirier

Co-President

WaZabi Films

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Moderating:


Stephanie Azam

Vice President, Development & Acquisitions

MK2|Mile End

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12:00pm

Post-session Chatroom: Global sales agents (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

Join our hosts for small group post-session discussions about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations.

No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Stephanie Azam

Vice President, Development & Acquisitions

MK2|Mile End

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Lorne Price

Co-President

WaZabi Films

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Natalie Wegner

Director of Development

FilmNation

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1:00pm

Speed Networking (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter Speed Networking inside the Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your Playback Film Summit on BANFFXchange event homepage.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time). 

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Networking' button will disappear. 

  • Have fun!

1:15pm

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings (1:15pm - 3:00pm)

Our wait line for one-on-one Speed Meeting sessions taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM will open at 1:15 PM ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This wait line is for passholders who: 

  • did not make Speed Meeting selections in advance before online sign-up closed

  • did make Speed Meeting selections in advance, but would like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The wait line will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list.

1:30pm

Keynote conversation: Christa Dickenson, Telefilm Canada (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Sponsored by

PARTNER PRESENTATION: Join Christa Dickenson, Executive Director and CEO of Telefilm Canada and Jenn Kuzmyk, Publisher of Playback and Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival for a conversation about how Telefilm is evolving, the challenges and opportunities in the Canadian film market and how we move forward together.

Featuring:

Christa Dickenson

Executive Director & CEO

Telefilm Canada

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Moderating:


Jenn Kuzmyk

Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback

BANFF / Playback

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2:00pm

Speed Meetings: Elevation Pictures, Bell Media, Radio-Canada (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Natalie Igelfeld

Programming Manager, Crave

Bell Media

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Brigitte Léveillé

Content Executive, Series and Features, Scripted Programs

CBC Radio-Canada

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Noah Segal

Co-President

Elevation Pictures Corp.

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Speed Meetings: FilmNation, Film Movement, XYZ Films (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Speed Meetings are a fantastic way to connect one-on-one with leading film agents, buyers, distributors, financiers and co-producers from around the world who can help take your film project to the next stage.

Meetings are specifically designed to be seven (7)-minute time slots, with a three (3)-minute transition time.


Featuring:

Demetri Makoulis

VP, Sales

Film Movement

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Pip Ngo

VP, Sales and Acquisitions

XYZ Films

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Natalie Wegner

Director of Development

FilmNation

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Getting on the circuit: the importance of festivals (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

Changing exhibition and distribution strategies coupled with  an ever-increasing amount of content makes standing out more important, and more difficult than ever. Hear from some of the world’s top film festival directors about getting your film on the circuit and maximizing the impact to generate buzz once you’re there.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**

Featuring:

Al Cossar

Artistic Director

Melbourne International Film Festival

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Cara Cusumano

Tribeca Festival Director & VP Programming

Tribeca Festival

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Moderating:


Cameron Bailey

Chief Executive Officer

TIFF

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3:00pm

Post-session Chatroom: Getting on the circuit: meet the festival programmers (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

Join our hosts for small group post-session discussions about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations.

No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Pahull Bains

Outreach & Marketing Manager

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Katherine Bruce

Executive Director

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival

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Alessandra Cannito

Programs Director

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival

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Robyn Citizen

International Programmer, Short Cuts

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival

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Alison Cosgrove

Communications Director

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Kate Fitzpatrick

Programmer

Melbourne International Film Festival

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Kyle Fostner

Executive Director

Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF

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Marina Hanna

Programmer

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Kate Jinx

Programmer

Melbourne International Film Festival

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Brenda Lieberman

Lead Features Programmer

Calgary International Film Festival

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Lindsay Peters

Industry Producer

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

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Diana Sanchez

Senior Director, Film

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival

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Pamela Segger

Executive Director | Programmer

Lunenburg Doc Fest

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Curtis Woloschuk

Associate Director of Programming

Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF

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Alan Wong

Festival Manager

Gimli Film Festival

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4:00pm

Cobbled together: new financing models (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

Getting your movie made means sourcing funds from multiple places. This panel will bring together executives from provincial funders along with new kids on the "Block"-chain to discuss financing opportunities and strategies.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.**

Featuring:

Jennifer Blitz

Director Tax Credits & Financial Programs

Ontario Creates

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Pauline Couture

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

BlockFilm Inc

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Rick Dugdale

President & CEO/Co-Founder

Enderby Entertainment/VUELE

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Johanne Larue

Director General, Film and Television Production

SODEC European Office

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Moderating:


Rebecca Gibson

Partner & Head of Development

Eagle Vision

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5:00pm

Post-session Chatroom: Cobbled together: new financing models (5:00pm - 5:45pm)

Join our hosts for small group post-session discussions about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations.

No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Jennifer Blitz

Director Tax Credits & Financial Programs

Ontario Creates

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Rose-Marie Couture

Co-Founder & Head of Business Development

BlockFilm Inc.

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Erin Creasey

Manager, Industry Initiatives

Ontario Creates

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Rebecca Gibson

Partner & Head of Development

Eagle Vision

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6:00pm

Case studies: All My Puny Sorrows, Brother, French Exit (6:00pm - 6:45pm)

Sponsored by

In this session, filmmakers discuss the backstory of their recently released successful Canadian projects, both big and small.

**All delegates in the session will be automatically redirected into the Chatroom following the panel.** 

Featuring:

Trish Dolman

President, Producer & Director

Screen Siren Pictures Inc.

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Tyler Levine

President

Carousel Pictures

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Michael McGowan

Writer, Director and Producer (All My Puny Sorrows)

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Noah Segal

Co-President

Elevation Pictures Corp.

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Clement Virgo

Director

Conquering Lion Pictures

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Moderating:


Naveen Prasad

President & Co-Founder

Impossible Objects

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6:45pm

Post-session Chatroom: Case studies (6:45pm - 7:30pm)

Sponsored by

Join the filmmakers behind the Case studies at virtual tables to talk more about their projects. No sign-up is required for these small group post-session discussions, which are hosted in AirMeet

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Playback Film Summit, so that the system recognizes you as an approved delegate. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Tyler Levine

President

Carousel Pictures

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Michael McGowan

Writer, Director and Producer (All My Puny Sorrows)

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Naveen Prasad

President & Co-Founder

Impossible Objects

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Noah Segal

Co-President

Elevation Pictures Corp.

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