The 11th edition of the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) International Financing Forum (iff) 2016 kicked off Sunday when it presented an exclusive panel discussion to 40 select Canadian and international film producers.

In Conversation With: Digital & Theatrical Distribution And Diversity heard from Netflix director of acquisitions for original film, Matt Brodlie; Gamechanger Films president, producer and financier Mynette Louie; and The Birth Of A Nation producer Preston L. Holmes, who runs development and acquisitions at NStar Entertainment.

Screen International US editor Jeremy Kay moderated the panel, which touched on the changing distribution and production landscape, diversity and opportunites for emerging producers, among other issues.

The OMDC’s iff is a two-day event held in association with the Toronto International Film Festival that serves as a networking opportunity for film executives, sales agents, producers, financiers and distributors. It runs until September 12.