ALFF INDUSTRY Forum 2023

ALFF Industry is back in-person for six exciting days February 7–12 with sessions at the Old Fire Hall and on Zoom.

Designed for people new to filmmaking as well as the more experienced, ALFF Industry will feature funder presentations, industry panels, one-to-ones with decision-makers, socials and networking opportunities.

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

Individual tickets are available for most events.

 

February 7

7:00-8:00 PM - Old Fire Hall - Independent Production Fund (IPF) with Jon Taylor

A special presentation about funding opportunities for short form series drama from IPF.

Followed by an informal ALFF Industry social at Woodcutter's Blanket, 8:15 - 10pm

 

February 8

8:30 AM ZOOM  WELCOME! AN INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF ALFF INDUSTRY 2023

An overview and introduction to ALFF Industry 2023 from producer Max Fraser. An opportunity to have your questions answered about what to expect during the next five days of industry sessions.

9:00-5:30 PM ZOOM - ALFF Industry Spotlights 

Presentations by decision-makers, festivals and public funders, including: CBC Drama, CBC Comedy, Indigenous Screen Office, Bell Fund, Telefilm Canada, National Film Board of Canada, Canada Media Fund, Tënk Canada, Knowledge Network, Northwestel Community TV, Documentary Organization of Canada, Hot Docs International FF, and Level Film. Schedule here.

 

February 9

9:00-11:00 AM ZOOM - DOC IGNITE: Market Intelligence

Discussion on where to find funds and audience for your project.

12:00-1:00 PM Old Fire Hall - Creator Talk - The Art of Polaris with Leslie Leong

Learn the tricks of the production design trade with the armour builder for the post-apocalyptic film, “Polaris”. Free public event.

1:30-3:30 PM ZOOM - DOC IGNITE: From Treatment to Screen

Learn the steps needed to bring your picture from the page to a finished product.

 

February 10

9:00-10:00 AM Old Fire Hall - Keynote Address - Joy Loewen, National Screen Institute 

Spotlight on diversity and inclusion programs and intiatives by one Canada's leading film and media production education and career development institutions for writers, directors and producers.

10:30 AM-12 PM Old Fire Hall - Panel Discussion - Lifting Up Indigenous Screen Projects/Producers

Spotlight on new funding opportunities being created to lift Indigenous filmmakers and boost Indigenous storytelling.

1:00-2:30 PM ZOOM - One-to-one Meetings with Funders and Decision-makers

Online one-to-one meetings with funders and decision-makers. Meeting request sign up form will be sent Friday Feb 3 at 12pm. Schedules will be sent Wed Feb 8 by 8pm. First come first served.

2:30-4:00 PM: Old Fire Hall One-to-one Meetings with Funders and Decision-makers

In-person one-to-one meetings with funders and decision-makers. Meeting request sign up form will be sent Friday Feb 3 at 12pm. Schedules will be sent Wed Feb 8 by 8pm. First come first served.

 

February 11

9:00-10:30 AM Old Fire Hall - ALFF CREATOR TALK VR, Games and App case study: Lofty Sky Entertainment

Lofty Sky Entertainment’s Jason Loftus in conversation with Jayden Soroka (Outpost 31) that explores the creation of award-winning animated documentary Eternal Spring and diving deep into the blending of 2D illustrations, animation and documentary.

1:00-2:15 PM Old Fire Hall - Yukon Film and Media Production Status and Future

Find out about new funding programs, meet the new head of Yukon Media Development, hear about a recent report that recommends a road map for growth and discuss future possibilities.

3:00-4:30 PM Old Fire Hall - Submitting to Film Festivals

Join us as we hear from a panel of Yukon filmmakers and film festival programmers on key tips and considerations when submitting your creation to film festivals.

 

February 12

10:00 - 11:30 AM upstairs Old Firehall MAKING DOCUMENTARY ORGANIZATION OF CANADA WORK BETTER FOR THE NORTH

Meet and visit with DOC National Executive Director Sarah Spring.  Moderated by Suzanne Crocker.  

This session is to discuss feedback from a 2022 survey of Yukon DOC members as well as hear new input.  An opportunity to share ways that DOC National can better serve doc makers in the North. Free event. PLease RSVP.

1:00 PM Old Fire Hall - ALFF Pitch Event

Six filmmaking teams pitch their short film project to a jury of film professionals for the chance to win the ALFF Pitch Prize: $7500 in cash and $5000 in in-kind support from Northwestel Community TV and Yukon Film Society. Open to public. For more info or to submit email: alffpitch@gmail.com.

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