Launched at 2013 as a locus for industry advocacy and action with a distinct diversity focus, the VAFF Industry Insight (VAFF I²) Panel Series continues with burning questions for our “interesting times,” both global and local.
VAFF Industry Insight (VAFF I²) Panel Series
Diversity in Filmmaking Day - June 16, 2018
This Summer, we kicks off its Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon campaign with a special VAFF Industry Insight Panel Series event, “Diversity in Filmmaking”, happening on June 16th, 2018 from 10am-5pm in the Joyce Walley Room at the Museum of Vancouver.
Come spend the day with the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon’s new Creative Producers Mayumi Yoshida and Nach Dudsdeemaytha to explore how people of colour are impacting various aspects of filmmaking and how others can do so as well. Mayumi and Nach will lead panel discussions in 4 sessions about different areas of film development and production. The day will be geared toward providing insight and insider perspectives for aspiring and current filmmakers of diverse backgrounds, and those in the industry who aim to work with diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.
Tickets are $10 per session or $30 for the whole day (full-day rate only available by online pre-sale). Space is limited – get your tickets today!
Online ticket sales will end at 10pm on Friday June 15th, 2018 – walk-up tickets will be available at the door.
PANEL 1: Trust Your Voice
This panel of producers shares what it takes to make their diverse voices heard, on a local and global scale. A deep dive into funding strategies, packaging, and how to tackle the challenges that come your way through the production process.
Nicolas Ayerbe Barona
PANEL 2: The Fight for Visibility (11:45am-1pm)
If the screen is a mirror, what does it mean if you don’t see yourself on it? What is the impact representation has? Hear from agents, union representatives, and actors themselves as they delve into the discussion surrounding visibility.
PANEL 3: Raising the Bar
Some of the best up-and-coming writers & directors in this city discuss what it takes to push boundaries and get noticed. Resilience is key: how do you adapt to the fast-paced, ever-changing landscape of film? How do you create content with diversity in mind?
Lawrence Le Lam
PANEL 4: Shaping the Conversation (3:30pm-4:45pm)
The media shapes how communities of color are perceived by their audiences, for better or for worse. This panel of critics, journalists, and press representatives examine the importance of representation on screen, and whether we can move towards progressive change through our portrayal in the media.