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This panel explores the current TV and film landscape in Canada, shown through the careers of racialized filmmakers who’ve broken down barriers and are cementing space for their work on streaming platforms and traditional formats. How can you break into streaming or traditional mediums? Should you? This discussion will examine what is being done to attract and develop the careers of racialized storytellers creating original IP and working in non-traditional mediums who don’t yet see career sustainability in traditional formats like TV and film.
Janet-Rose Nguyen • Actor, Writer, and Creator
Mayumi Yoshida • Filmmaker
JP Larocque • TV Writer and Producer, Misnomer Productions
Sherren Lee • Filmmaker, DGC
Through the medium of animation, this panel explores the creative process and tools for geo-specific settings that serve as character in story—from something large and abstract like a “nation” to something detailed like a neighborhood or building structure.
13 Nov. 4:30 pm
Racialized filmmakers often wrestle with the narrative limits of identity politics when wanting to celebrate and push for complexity and abundance. Join us in conversation with filmmakers working in different mediums for various platforms on how they negotiate their relationships with storytelling and identity politics within Canadian filmmaking.
14 Nov. 4:30 pm
Narrative in Other Mediums is a panel that brings together creatives working in formats like video games, music videos, and commercials to discuss their experience and expertise with narrative construction and creative direction.
16 Nov. 4:30 pm