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Industry Series – Giving Life to Your Short Film: From Financing to Distribution

April 6, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Panel II – Giving Life to Your Short Film: From Financing to Distribution

SUNDAY, APRIL 6th, 2014, 11:30am – 14:00pm

Creative Blueprint Gallery
376 Bathurst Street, Toronto
$15 Includes a delicious brunch!


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With this panel discussion, we aim to provide emerging and prospective filmmakers with information on how to navigate and operate within the industry in order to accomplish their artistic goals. The panel will be divided in three parts: production, marketing, distribution and sales. We have invited knowledgeable members of the Canadian film industry, who will share details about the different ways their organizations offer financing, resources, and/or support on all of these three stages with our attendees.



Moderated by Lina Rodriguez
Director and Producer

Colombian director Lina Rodríguez studied film at York University in Toronto. Her films and installations have been shown at international venues and festivals such as Festival des Films du Monde, New York Film Festival, Images Festival, and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Her film, Señoritas, premiered at the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias and at Latinbeat 2013 (EEUU).



Andrea Whyte


IFE Programming Manager, Spafax Canada, enRoute Canada


Andrea Whyte is the IFE Programming Manager at Spafax Canada, for Air Canada’s in flight entertainment, and the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival,She has worked for TIFF Bell Lightbox and programmed for the Regent Park Film Festival and Women in Film and Television’s Short Film Showcase.
Andrea holds a MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.



Wanda vanderStoop

Distribution Director


Wanda vanderStoop provides continuing support to Vtape’s artists, promoting over 5000 independent productions to worldwide markets including museums, national and international festivals, broadcasters, educational institutions and mobile platforms. She is a committed advocate for artists’ rights and fees and contributes to a policy consultation process on the changing methods of dissemination in video and new media.



Michelle Johnson

Coordinator, Insiders & Distribution
Canadian Film Centre


Michelle Johnson is the Distribution Coordinator for the Canadian Film Centre. She earned her Hons. B.A. from the University of Toronto in Art and Art History, and received a Masters in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. With a passion for the moving image, she has a wide and varied background in the visual arts and film.



Anita Lee

National Film Board of Canada


An award-winning producer at the National Film Board of Canada. Her films have screened at festivals worldwide, including TIFF, Sundance, and Venice. Recent fi lms include the critically acclaimed Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley, and Home Again by Sudz Sutherland. She is the founder of Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and serves as the chair of the Advisory Board.



Magali Simard

Film Programs Manager


Magali Simard is the Short Cuts (International & Canada) programmer for TIFF and the Film Programs Manager at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.



Kate Mckay

Images Festival


Kate MacKay is a visual artist, fi lm curator, and projectionist, who works as Programmer for Images Festival. She co-founded the screening series Early Monthly Segments, and has curated programs for the Innis Film Society, Cinematheque Ontario’s Free Screen and independents series. She has coordinated the Wavelengths program at the Toronto International Film Festival. She watches hundreds of films each year.


German Gutierrez

Germán Gutierrez

Producer, DOP
Argus Films

argus films

After studying cinema, Germán worked as cameraman for Radio-Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, private companies, and foreign televisions. He soon moved on to directing, shooting mainly social and political subjects, often in conflict zones as well as remote and wild regions. Germán enjoys being a director or director of photography, and often acts as both simultaneously.



Greg Woodbury

Operations Manager
Charles Street Video


Greg Woodbury has worked as administrator in artist-run production centres and public media Arts organizations; and as freelancer. In his own art practice, he has produced videos and installations. He has also fostered the work of independent artists through teaching, advocacy, technical support and creative collaboration. Greg’s has exhibited nationally and internationally. He is co-manager at Charles Street Video.


April 6, 2014
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Creative Blueprint Gallery
376 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada