Panels on transmedia, direct distribution and keynote speakers including Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jim Berk and documentary director Andrew Jarecki are among the highlights of Toronto’s industry programming.
The Industry Conference is set to run from Sept 6-12 and will be split into daily themes covering emerging filmmakers, financing, co-production, marketing, creative process, distribution and transmedia.
Events include Moguls sessions with Plan B Entertainment’s Dede Gardner, Focus Features’ Alison Thompson and IMAX’s Greg Foster and Rich Gelfond.
Programming includes panels on director distribution, co-productions and the Nigerian film industry.
“We’re incredibly excited about this year’s seven-day slate of programming,” said Justin Cutler, Senior Manager, TIFF industry office. “The diverse group of creators, innovators and experts will provide a truly unique professional development experience for delegates attending the festival.”
The two-day fifth annual TIFF Doc Conference runs from Sept 10-11 and kicks off with a keynote by Jarecki in which, 10 years after the release of Capturing The Friedmans, the director continues to champion Friedman’s innocence with new footage.
Events include Submarine head Josh Braun on deal-making, Alex Gibney on fair use of footage, a talk with a member of Al Jazeera America’s Documentary Unit, WME’s Liesl Copland on reporting the numbers on VoD and a keynote by distribution strategist Peter Broderick.
“This is the Doc Conference’s most robust line-up in five years, and amplifies its reputation for major announcements and headline-grabbing presentations,” said Thom Powers, lead documentary programmer for TIFF. “We curate a roomful of visionary thinkers — spanning creativity, financing and distribution — that shouldn’t be missed by anyone in the doc world.”
For full details of the industry programmes visit the official website.