Magazine article Screen International

Vancouver International Film Festival Unveils Its Next Industry Stream

Magazine article Screen International

Vancouver International Film Festival Unveils Its Next Industry Stream

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Programme set to run from October 2-12.

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) has announced its Nextindustry stream. From October 2-12, the Industry Hub will host a multi-experiential environment for content creators from all platforms.

Conferences, events and experiences will present the latest in creative industry innovation. Next promotes British Columbia as a central hub for quality media production and development. It provides a vehicle for exchanging ideas between industry professionals from all sectors as they utilise new technology for content creation. In order to boost local creative economies in BC, VIFF is partnering with Creative BC to present the Next programming stream.

The Next stream will feature the following events, talks and sessions: VIFF AMP, October 2-3, highlighting the relationship between film and music in today’s industry landscape; The Buffer Festival, October 9, a showcase of digital content; The Industry Exchange, October 5, exploring the evolution of digital entertainment through keynote speakers and expert panels;

In addition, the festival will feature the Virtual Reality at VIFF on October 6, which presents new mediums of VR and AR to attendees with insights provided by renown futurists; The Sustainable Production Forum, October 4, focusing on Action Now and how to advance sustainability in the industry; and Totally Indie Day, October 7, in which experienced industry professionals talk about what it takes to advance in the industry. …

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