ALFF Industry is back in-person for three exciting days February 9–11 with sessions at the Old Fire Hall, Yukon Theatre and on Zoom.

The ALFF Industry Forum 2024 will be in person with three exciting days (Feb. 9 – 11) of online sessions AND live events at the Old Firehall and Yukon Cinema. Designed for both emerging and established filmmakers, ALFF Industry will feature market presentations, industry panels, 1 to 1 meetings with decision makers, and abundant networking opportunities. The annual ALFF Pitch Event, where filmmakers get the opportunity to pitch their projects to an industry jury for the chance to win over $12,000 in support to produce their film will be on Saturday February 10 at the Old Fire Hall.

ALFF Industry is supported by Yukon Media Development through the Yukon Film Training Fund and Telefilm Canada, as well sponsored by Warner Brothers Discovery Access Canada.

Festival guest filmmakers, artists and industry presenters and delegate bios will be listed below.

Individual tickets will be available for most events.


FRIDAY February 9

9:30am to 11:00am ONLINE ALFF Industry Online Spotlights

Presenters: Hot Docs Industry, Documentary Organization of Canada, Game Theory Films (boutique feature film distribution co.).

ALFF will make these presentations available via Zoom.

12:30pm to 5:30pmOld Fire Hall: Indie Producing and Distribution 101 Workshop

Presenter: producer and distributor, Avi Federgreeen (IndieCan Entertainment)

In this intense and interactive workshop, Avi Federgreen, Producer and Distributor of low-budget Canadian films, walks you through what you need and what it takes, to produce low-budget, independent films in Canada today. This will provide participants with real tangible experience from the trenches, not limited to what is taught in film school. This long-awaited interactive workshop is for independent Canadian producers, writers, and directors making movies today, or for those wanting to make contemporary, independent Canadian films. Whether you want to make movies in Halifax, Newfoundland, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Dawson City, Haines Junction or Vancouver.


SATURDAY February 10

9am to 9:30am, Old Fire Hall: ALFF Industry Spotlight: CBC Absolutely Canadian and CBC Creator Network

Presenter: Robin Summerfield, Producer, Creator Network, Senior Producer, Absolutely Canadian

9:30am to 10am , Old Fire Hall: ALFF Industry Spotlight: Knowledge Network

Presenter: Michelle van Beusekom, CEO, Knowledge Network

10:30am to 12:30pm, Old Fire Hall: 1 to 1 Meetings In-person

Delegates taking meetings: Hans Engel (DGC) , Robin Summerfield (CBC), Michelle van Beusekom (Knowledge Network), Shirley Vercruysse (NFB), Lauren Davis (Telefilm Canada), Tracey Friesen (CMPA), Teri Snelgrove (NFB), Mike Gravitis (NorthwestTel Community Television), Neil Macdonald (Yukon Media Development), Avi Federgreen (IndieCan), Jon Taylor (Independent Production Fund), Max Fraser(Producer, Hootalinqua Motion Pictures), Dan Sokolowski(Producer, Dawson City International Short Film Festival).

1pm to 2:30pm, Yukon Theatre, Cinema 2: Panel Discussion: Documentary Making

Panelists: Asher Penn, (Physician, Heal Thyself) Kat Jayme (I'm Just Here for the Riot) and Jules Koostachin, (WaaPaKe). Moderated by: Terri Snelgrove, Producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon Studio. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from these filmmakers as they share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs in creating documentaries that inspire, provoke thought, and ignite change.

3pm to 5pm, Old Fire Hall: Sweetland: Adapting a Novel into a Screenplay

Presenter: Christian Sparkes (The King Tide, Sweetland)

7pm, Old Fire Hall: ALFF Short Film Pitch Event - Free public licenced event!


SUNDAY February 11

9:30am - 12pm, Old Fire Hall: Cinematography Workshop

Presenter: Kayla Whachell (I’m Just Here for the Riot, Portrait From a Fire)

9:30am - 12:30pm, Yukon Theatre, Cinema 2: Screen-writing from Personal Experience Workshop 

Presenter: Chandler Levack (I Like Movies)

12:30pm - 1:45pm, Old Fire Hall: Sustainability and Climate Action in the Film and Television Sector presentation

Presenter: Tracey Friesen, Managing Vice-President CMPA, BC

Pick up tips, tricks and tools ranging from on-set sustainable production practices to green budgeting, from industry carbon calculator mandates to impactful climate storytelling. Let’s reduce our collective film and television sector emissions, while inspiring audiences toward environmental action!

2pm - 3pm, Old Fire Hall: Public Funding and Production

Presenters include: Lauren Davis, Regional Feature Film Executive for the Western Region Telefilm Canada; Neil Macdonald, Manager, Yukon Media Development; Shirley Vercruysse, Executive Producer, Western Region, National Film Board of Canada

3:30pm - 4:45pm, Old Fire Hall: Case Study: Black Life CBC doc series

Guest Speaker: activist and filmmaker, Sandy Hudson (co-executive producer of Black Life: Untold Stories)

Moderator: Paige Galette

5pm - 7pm, Venue TBA, ALFF Industry Forum Closing Reception


Industry delegates confirmed to be attending in person represent the following film and media public funders, festivals, industry associations and markets: 

CBC North

CBC Absolutely Canadian and Creator Network

Knowledge Network

Northwestel Community Television

Canadian Media Producers Association BC 

Telefilm Canada

Yukon Media Development

National Film Board of Canada

Dawson City Intl Short FF

Directors Guild of Canada

IndieCan Entertainment

Other delegates will join us online for spotlight presentations and 1 to 1 networking sessions. 1 to 1 networking session are only available to Industry Pass holders.

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