SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTION + INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION + DIGITAL COMMUNITIESDiscussions of the challenges facing short-film distribution and online distribution. Meetings with the artists behind innovative projects that are serving as catalysts for the digital communities now emerging to improve production and distribution.Day presented by Fonds Bell11AM ROUND TABLE: SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTIONWith short film making increasing headway, what are some of the distribution challenges? What are the best strategies for distributing local and international content?With Damien Detcheberry, Serge Abiad and Marie-Pier Lacroix-Couture12PM CFC AND FANDOR: SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIESA new partnership between Fandor and the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) puts Canadian short film front and centre. Portrait of an initiative that supports local creation.With Isabel Gomez-Moriana and Jonathan Marlow12:30PM MATV LABCase study of a collaborative multi-platform experience supporting the creation of short documentary films based on community participation.With Isabelle Larin1PM LUNCH2PM IN THE MOUTHIn the Mouth is a multi-platform project, a participatory culinary universe of collective dinners , interactive installations and participatory events where immersion in the real is nourished by a dynamic database.With Nicolas Fonseca2:30PM URBANCE: A CANADA-BELGIUM TRANSMEDIA COPRODUCTIONSteambot and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) present a case study on Urbance, an ambitious project that will be divided into two video games, supported and funded by the CMF and Wallimage, and an animated action series.With Nathalie Clermont and Sébastien Larroudé3PM ROUND TABLE: ONLINE DISTRIBUTION AND COPYRIGHTWhat kinds of challenges does online distribution pose for producers and distributors? A look at an ongoing issue.With Claire Dion, Rémi Khouzam, Benoît Beaudoin et Gabriel Pelletier4PM PXN: FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW MEDIAPXN is an association of French independent new media producers who, in helping reinvent forms of expression and means of distribution, are working to bring about a digital shift in France’s cultural and creative industries.With Pierre Cattan4:30PM BALL TRAPBall Trap is the name of a Web series featuring “taxidermized” animals turned into puppets through an ingenious system of cables and springs. This insane project co?produced by ARTE Creative and ARTE Radio is presented here by its creator.With Adam Traynor5PM FONDS TV5 WEB SERIES LAUNCH
Nicolas Fonseca is an artist and multidisciplinary producer. He is the head of Mister Jaune. He creates participatory experiences inspired by his career in cinema, web and in-situ projects. The food is his favorite medium.
Serge is a distributor, programmer and film teacher.
Damien Detcheberry is currently the head of distribution for EyeSteelFilm. Prior to this, he worked for the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival and was a programmer at the Festival du nouveau cinéma for seven years.
Marie-Pier Lacroix Couture is the director of Travelling, a Trois-Rivieres-based company specializing in the international distribution of short films. She joined the
company in 2011.
Before becoming the Associate Director of the Independent Production Fund (IPF), which manages the COGECO Program Development Fund and the Bell Fund, Claire Dion worked for SODEC in the development and production sector and as a writer in the publishing, television and film sectors.
Jonathan Marlow is a curator, composer and cinematographer with a handful of award-winning films to his credit. In the two decades prior to founding Fandor, he was affiliated with numerous film institutions and technology-centric distribution companies.
Isabel Gomez-Moriana plays a leading role in the strategic design and delivery of advanced project development and marketplace initiatives. She is responsible for brokering international relationships and opportunities for CFC alumni as well as projects and has consulted on over two hundred projects to date, helping many of them reach the marketplace.
A marketing and communications professional with more than twenty years of experience, Isabelle Larin is a creator of innovative and original products and content. Since joining MAtv in 2014, she has worked on a series of groundbreaking projects, many of them with the Laboratoire MAtv, a collaborative online TV concept.
After launching the Mobile Film Festival in 2005, Bruno Smadja created Cross Video Days in 2010 , an event that in ten years has become the leading market in Europe for funding multi?platform and digital works.
Nathalie Clermont has extensive experience in financing and has worked for over twenty years in cinema and TV. She ensures consistency in service standards and application processes, making sure files are analyzed in compliance with the CMF’s Program Guidelines.
Sébastien Larroudé, aka Rainart, is a French concept artist who works in film, TV and video games. His recent projects include Singularity (Sony), TRON Legacy (Walt Disney), DeusEX: Human revolution (Eidos Square Enix) and Thief4 (Eidos Square Enix).
Filmmaker and screenwriter, Gabriel Pelletier is a pioneer of Quebec genre cinema. His work encompasses fantasy, thriller and comedy and includes popular successes that have bagged awards at home and abroad. He has sat on the board of the ARRQ since 2006 and is currently its chair.
In 2008, Benoît Beaudoin joined TV5 Québec Canada to head the Fonds TV5, Web and mobile distribution platforms and interactive and educational content development for the TV5 and Unis networks.
A lawyer specialized in new media, film and television law, Rémy Khouzam is a partner in the firm Lussier & Khouzam and works mainly in the field of audiovisual and multimedia production. He specializes in copyright law and information technology.
Pierre Cattan is the CEO and founder of Small Bang, a creative studio based in Paris. He has produced Cinemacity (Arte 2013) and Birdlab, a free participatory science game. Pierre also produces and designs live shows for Mediapart.
Adam Traynor is a Concordia Fine Arts graduate and a founding member of the Berlin?based band Puppetmastaz. He has directed award?winning collaborations with composer Chilly Gonzales, including the feature film Ivory Tower and The Shadow, a live musical shadow?play.
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