VIFF’s Film & TV Forum and Knowledge Network Announce Call for Submissions : STORYVILLE VANCOUVER
Vancouver, B.C. — Helen du Toit, Creative Director of VIFF’s Film & TV Forum (September 27 - October 1, 2011) is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Storyville Vancouver in partnership with B.C. public broadcaster Knowledge Network Corporation. Storyville Vancouver is scheduled for presentation at the 26th edition of the Film & TV Forum.
Spear-headed by Knowledge Network CEO Rudy Buttignol, in collaboration with VIFF’s Film & TV Forum, Storyville Vancouver’s aim is to stimulate the co-financing and co-production of the creative, long-form documentary. Named after Knowledge Network’s Storyvillle documentary strand, pre-selected creative documentary projects by filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest will be pitched to key commissioning editors from the UK, Sweden, France, Denmark, Japan, USA and Canada at the 2011 Forum.
“Storyville is a great addition to The Forum and provides our documentary filmmakers with an important opportunity to assist in securing co-production and co-financing partners” says Helen du Toit, Creative Director of The Film & TV Forum. “In an increasingly challenging marketplace, it is vital to develop international partnerships and having more out-of-town filmmakers in Vancouver will also provide our talented documentary community with further opportunities to network with their peers. We’re looking forward to seeing an increased number of quality projects submitted in 2011.”
“Knowledge Network is committed to broadcasting stories that speak to our time and nurture the viewer’s intelligence“ says Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “Through our Storyville branded programming strand, we develop, pre-license, commission and acquire creative documentaries exclusively from independent producers. Thanks to our partnership with the Film & TV Forum, Storyville Vancouver attracts the world’s leading broadcasters to this city, helping local filmmakers develop strategic relationships and supporting creative documentary production for international and Canadian markets."
The Film & TV Forum, the largest event of its kind in Western Canada, is a central component of the VIFF. The Forum’s mandate is to develop and strengthen the Canadian film and television industry and assist filmmakers in producing quality product for domestic and international markets. Its program also provides a unique opportunity for Canadian film and TV producers to access global markets and develop and foster working relationships with the international community.
Both in terms of the number of admissions and number of films shown, the Vancouver International Film Festival is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Its mandate is to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in B.C. and Canada.
Knowledge Network is B.C.’s viewer-supported public broadcaster providing commercial-free documentaries, arts & culture and children’s programs from Canada and around the world.
The 26th annual Film & TV Forum is presented by the Vancouver International Film Festival and takes place at the Vancouver International Film Centre, September 27 - 30, 2011 plus New Filmmakers’ Day, Oct. 1. The Vancouver International Film Festival acknowledges the generous support of Telefilm Canada and our major corporate partners Rogers Communications and Visa Canada.
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