New documentary filmmaking initiative: Storyville Vancouver
Good news for Canada's documentary filmmaking industry.
Selected Canadian documentary filmmakers will get the chance to pitch their projects to key commissioning editors from Europe (the U.K., France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden), Canada, and the U.S. at a new initiative at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival's Film and TV Forum.
The VIFF Film and TV Forum has joined forces with B.C.'s educational public broadcaster Knowledge to create Storyville Vancouver at the Forum, which will help local filmmakers reach international broadcasters, gain access to coproduction and cofinancing partners, and develop long-term strategic relationships.
Representatives from the BBC, DR TV, ITVS, Arte, G.E.I.E., SVT, and Sundance Institute have already been confirmed. A series of panels and networking opportunities will also be held.
Guidelines and submission criteria are available at the VIFF Web site.
This year, the forum will take place at VIFF from September 29 to October 3 at the Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour Street).
Storyville Vancouver is named after Knowledge's Storyville program, which develops, acquires, and licenses films from the independent production community.