November 22nd 2018

Surrey City Hall 13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey BC V3T 1V8

OPENING NIGHT GALA

Doors Open: 06:00pm
Movie Screening :8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Light Dinner and Cocktails :9:45 pm -10:30 pm

Join us for the opening of VISAFF 2018, with a red carpet affair, cocktails and canapes, and inspired conversation. The gala includes dinner and a screening of Mehsampur – Kabir Singh Choudhry’s meta-fiction film based on the life of Amar Singh Chamkila, which recently won the Grand Jury Prize for India Gold at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

The VISAFF 2018 Opening Gala takes place on Thursday November 22nd at 6pm. The program includes a pre-reception with cocktails and appetizers, the North American premier of Mehsampur and dinner. We look forward to seeing you there!

MEHSAMPUR

(Mocumentary) (Gala Presentation) 
Time: 8:00pm – 9:45pm (Followed by Q&A with Kabir Chowdhry)
Director: Kabir Singh Chowdhry
Producer: Kabir Singh Chowdhry, Akshay Singh
Country of Origin: India
Language: Punjabi
Run Time: 99 minutes
A desperate filmmaker drives a neurotic actress and an aging musician to a village of trauma in this ‘mocumentary’, based on the life and death of legendary Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila. A film about the lives and the assassination of the legendary singers Chamkila and Amarjot.

Tickets : $65

 

 

MOVIES

November 23rd 2018

Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus -250-13450 102 Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 0A3

Feature Film Segment 1
Presented by Pakistani Canadian Women’s Society
Pre – Reception: 07:00pm to 08:00pm
Time: 08:00pm to 10:00pm

MOTORCYCLE GIRL

(Feature Film)
Director: Adnan Sarwar
Producer: Adnan Sarwar
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Language: Urdu
Running Time: 1.57 minutes
An adventure drama film based on the real life of motorcyclist Zenith Irfan,who,upon following her father’s lifelong dream,become the first woman to ride a motorcycle across pakistan. 

Tickets : $20

 

 

November 24th 2018

Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus-250 13450 102 Avenue,Surrey BC V3T 0A3

Short Film Segment 1
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

THE MASQUERADE

(Short Film)
Director  : Summer Pervez
Producer : Summer Pervez
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Language: English,Urdu
Running Time: 10.36 minutes
When an underpriveleged boy secures a place in a private university,he finds his morals swayed by his bad company.

BE THE FUTURE

(Short Film -North America)
Director  : Monika Samtani
Producer : Sarva Rajendra
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 14.26 minutes
This film looks at the Sahasra Deepika Foundation’s spelling bee which is a part of the non-profit organization’s outreach program for disadvantaged children from Bangalore’s poorest schools. In Bee The Future the audience holds their breath as they witness the longest and most intense competition in the Sahasra Deepika spelling bee history, which will change the future of the winner forever.

TUNGRUS

(Short Film)
Director  : Rishi Chandna
Producer : Rishi Chandna
Country of Origin: India
Language: English,Hindi
Running Time: 12.56 minutes
Short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. What was once a home like a million others in the city, turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, much to the exasperation of his family. What follows is an alternatingly absurd, nerve-jangling and heart-warming set of accounts about the latest addition, from each member of the household.

THE STUDENT

(Short Film)
Director  : K S Ghuman
Producer : B K Singh Rakhra
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: Punjabi
Running Time: 22.01 minutes
The Story of an international student from India, studying in Canada.  

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Feature Film Segment 2
Time: 01:00pm to 03:30pm

SHONAR PAHAR(The Golden Mountain)

(Feature Film)
Director:Parambrata Chattopadhyay
Producer:Greentouch Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Country of Origin: India
Language: Bengali
Running Time: 02.11 minutes
A story of a unique friendship, a journey of rediscovering the relationships in life. Join Upama & Bitlu as they embark on their journey to ‘Shonar Pahar’.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Feature Film Segment 3
Time: 04:00pm to 06:00pm

CHUMBAK(The Lottery)

(Feature Film)
Director : Sandeep Modhi
Producer :Naren Kumar, Sujata Khati Kumar & Shreni Modi
Country of Origin: India
Language: Marathi
Running Time: 01.45 minutes
A bus boy with big dreams is standing at the crossroad of aspirations and morals. In the middle of a money-making-scam and, caught between his guilt and ambition, he has to make a choice. Chumbak is the story of these choices and how they will shape his life.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Feature Film Segment 4
Time: 06:30pm to 08:30pm

HALF WIDOW

(Feature Film)
Director : Danish Renzu
Producer :Danish Renzu & Gaya Bhola
Country of Origin: India
Language: Kashmiri, Urdu
Running Time: 01.31 minutes
Amid the backdrop of the Kashmiri conflict, a young woman must come to grips with the disappearance of her doting husband and embarks on harrowing journey of self-discovery.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

November 24th 2018

Vancouver Film School-151 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1 

Short Film Segment 2
Time: 12:00pm to 01:00pm

ANOTHER PLACE

(Short Film)
Director  :Ian David Nsenga
Producer :  Maritama Carlson
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 06.42 minutes
After the death of her mother Naomi finds herself wrestling with the meaning of life and death. While on the beach with her father she discovers a necklace that transports her into an alternate universe where women have waged war on men. Naomi must now choose which side to fight for as her ideals are challenged and pushed to the limit in another dimension.

MAUN (Silence)

(Short Film -International)
Director  : Priyanka Singh
Producer :Vimarshan Akula & Priyanka Singh
Country of Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running Time: 11.00 minutes
Set during a religious ceremony that is happening in a busy neighborhood of Delhi, this is the story of a couple who find out hours before the ceremony that their young daughter has been sexually molested by the same neighbor whose ceremony it is. Shocked and distraught with the discovery, they are unable to decide on a course of action. Their dilemma brings out the ugliness of the society they live in.

CLASH OF MORTALITY

(Short Film – North America)
Director  : Vinay Pujara
Producer : Vinay Pujara
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 17.10 minutes
Mohamed and Richard, stuck in an elevator, clash upon their morals. Mohamed confronts Richard upon being judged for his look and his religion.

DIA

(Short Film-International)
Director  : Hamza Bangash
Producer : Mina Hussain & Till Passow
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Language: Urdu
Running Time: 23.24 minutes
Mariam is determined to escape her conservative Pakistani family by pursuing an online romance in secret. When her mother begins arranging Mariam’s marriage to her cousin, she refuses, stating that she won’t marry until after her end of year exams. As her finals date approaches, her romance takes a dark twist, revealing the extremes that Mariam is willing to go to keep her relationship alive.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Short Film Segment 3
Time: 01:30pm to 03:00pm

THE DEMON

(Short Film – International)
Director  :Tathagata Gosh
Producer : Tathagata Gosh
Country of Origin: India
Language: Bengali
Running Time: 27.01 minutes
When a homeless man from a remote Bengal countryside claims to have witnessed the abduction and murder of his baby girl, a morally flawed and burnt out homicide detective must interrogate him thoroughly before a serial killer, praying on infants across the state, takes down his next victim.

DIVORCE'ISH

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Tarun Verma
Producer : Tarun Verma, Janoo Chawla & Nisha Parikh
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 19.40 minutes
Divorce is a tricky thing! No one knows that better than Reena and Jay who have a prenup that states they have to spend 1 hour in a room together before they can finalize their divorce. Can they survive long enough in a room together to make it happen?

BHAIRAVA

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Producer :Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Country of Origin: India
Language: English
Running Time: 13.45 minutes
Bhairava evokes facets of Shiva, the Lord of Dance, as both the destroyer of evil and the guardian of time. He is fierce and drives terrible deeds, but he is also the Divine Protector and Supreme Guardian; his intention springs from pure compassion. In this Work dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies the presence and distinctive qualities of Bhairava.

LHASA

(Short Film )
Director  :Shenpenn Khymsar
Producer : Shenpenn Khymsar
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 26.43 minutes
The story revolves around four Tibetan men who escape into the Nevada desert after robbing a Chinese bank in California. Hoping to find their dreams with their newfound wealth, the havoc that unfolds is the work of envy, greed and deception. With nods to Tibet’s political and cultural nuances, the film introduces four Tibetan men who have lost their identity and morality.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Short Film Segment 4
Time: 03:30pm to 04:30pm

BAAS EK PYALI CHAI (Just A Cup Of Tea)

(Short Film – International)
Director  :Muhammad Belaal Imran
Producer : Family Films
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Language: Urdu
Running Time: 15.00 minutes
Tea is one of those things that everyone loves to have and that can also bring people together. This is a story about a man who waits years for the chance to once again experience a special cup.

ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL

(Short Film – International)
Director  :Mohammad Bakhshi
Producer : Nima Rabiei
Country of Origin: Iran
Language: Persian
Running Time: 15.00 minutes
A group of Arabic-speaking asylum seekers arrive at a border controlled by English-speaking guards and quickly realize that the fence isn’t the only barrier in which they’ll need to overcome. The conflict comes to a head when a baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between the two groups.

AWFULLY PRETTY

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Anmol Gill
Producer :Sabal Singh Shekhawat
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 07.47 minutes
Two nervous young lawyers meet on a ‘first date’. A few beers and many laughs later, the bill arrives with two fortune cookies. Their chemistry is crackling, the night seems destined to go a long way, but what did their fortune say?

YASMINA

(Short Film )
Director  :AJ Simmons
Producer :Andy Alvarez
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 6.43 minutes
Yasmina, a daydreaming, newly appointed line cook, struggles to get through her first night on the job in the kitchen of a bustling restaurant under the strict supervision of the kitchen matriarch, who also, just happens to be her mother. When the tantalizing opportunity of a night to remember magically appears, Yasmina’s life is forever changed as she discovers that indeed, the key to finding her own ‘happily ever after’ lies in the embodiment of loving herself unconditionally.

ALL KINDS OF WEATHER

(Short Film )
Director  :Ragini Kapil
Producer : Mathew Kowalchuk
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 16.08 minutes
Preet’s chance encounter with her first love, Panav, brings back a flood of memories that lead her to take control of her own life and stand up to her traditional Punjabi father.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

November 25th 2018

Vancouver Film School-151 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

Short Film Segment 5
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

KATRAN

(Short Film – International)
Director  :Prem Singh
Producer : Dheeraj Jindal
Country of Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running Time: 14.09 minutes
A story of an elderly couple, who decide to part ways after 36 years of their marriage but in the end realize that in some obscure corners of their house, still resides a little tug of love that brings them together.

ITWAAR

(Short Film)
Director  :Rahul Srivastava
Producer : Prateek Chakrovorty
Country of Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running Time: 14.39 minutes
Anubhav Verma is a middle aged white collared office-goer who can’t help but to compare his life to those around him. This his sense of equanimity is disturbed and he starts to assign reasons, real and imaginary, to his increasing ill health. His imaginary ill health increasingly begins to his affect his mental state, which in turn starts to disturb the equilibrium in his family. As things seem to hurtle inexorably towards a violent climactic showdown, something suddenly happens which brings the Vermas back on a normal track.

CHALLENGED

(Short Film)
Director  :Anosh Merchant
Producer :Anosh Merchant
Country of Origin: 
Language: 
Running Time: 30.01 minutes
A mentally challenged kid comes to grips with reality when he has to learn to stand up for himself in order to find self-confidence,  proving that he is capable of more than what society labels him as.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Short Film Segment 6
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

THE FOB AND I

(Web Series)
Director  :Meenakshi Ramamurthy
Producer :Meenakshi Ramamurthy
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 24.22 minutes
Two Indian cousins (one raised in India, one raised in America) move in together. For better or worse.

BIRDS OF PARADISE

(Short Film – International)
Director  :Rahul M M
Producer : Film and Television Institute of India
Country of Origin: India
Language: Malyalam
Running Time: 9.59 minutes
This raw film travels through a day in the life of three transgender individuals living and working in the city of Mumbai. It explores how society views them, and how they view themselves.

FORBIDDEN TIKKA MASALA

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Rahul Chaturvedi
Producer :Rahul Chaturvedi, Lina Gomez
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 15.20 minutes
A coming-of-old-age story that follows a devoutly religious vegetarian who finds a new lease on life after mistakenly eating chicken at her retirement party.

DEAR ME

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Kinjal Majumdar
Producer :Kinjal Majumdar & Deeya Laki Rajan
Country of Origin: India
Language: English
Running Time: 11.53 minutes
When death comes calling, a woman’s physical body attempts to assuage her soul of its burden – the continued cycle of reincarnation. In exploring the intrinsic bond between soul and body, the soul takes the body through its previous lives and experiences. When the woman’s impending lack of time becomes clear, the body helps the soul find a sense of closure and realize the value of “life” in living.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Short Film and Documentary Segment
Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

FORBIDDEN

 

(Short – North America)
Director  :Vibha Gulati
Producer :Vibha Gulati
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: Punjabi
Running Time: 20.25 minutes
A dramatic thriller that follows a Sikh woman named Jasleen, who is running away with her Muslim lover, Fahwaz. Jasleen’s culture and religious conscious family wants her to marry within the Sikh community, and are shocked when she suddenly disappears. After Jasleen and Fahwaz elope, they think they have found happiness—until Jasleen’s family tracks the couple down.

DRAWN TOGETHER : COMICS,DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES

(Feature/Documentary)
Director  :Harleen Singh
Producer : Harleen Singh
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 52.01 minutes
A look at the pervasive culture of racist stereotyping in U.S. society through the lens of comics and their dynamic creators.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Short Film Segment 7
Time: 12:30am to 2:00pm

MEHNDI

(Short – North America)
Director  :Sudeshna Sen
Producer :Nesib Shamah
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 4.00 minutes
On the threshold of womanhood, amidst the bright colorful flurry of an Indian bridal shower, two young girls pass a secret designed to alter their lives forever.

SHUNYATA

(Short Film)
Director  :Chintan Sarda
Producer : Sunil Khedakar & Chintan Sarda
Country of Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running Time: 22.10 minutes
A hitman with regrets finds a ray of hope in an unusual friendship.

5 O'CLOCK SHADOW

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Sangeeta Agrawal
Producer : Sangeeta Agrawal
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 7.14 minutes
This is the story of an Indian-American mother who is the victim of racial abuse. Her worst fear rises to the surface and for the first time ever, she asks the question: Do we really belong here?

DECODING DARKMATTER

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Crystal Waterton
Producer :Crystal Waterton
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 21.00 minutes
A short documentary film about two Asian transgender poetry performance artists: Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. It documents their journey from Stanford University, where they began performing together as DarkMatter, to their first large theater production, It Gets Bitter, at Joe’s Pub in New York City.

FIGHTERS CANVAS

(Short Film – North America)
Director  :Gary Chutai & Manvinder Dhak
Producer : Be True Cineworks
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 10.31 minutes
“Fighters Canvas” is a short film touching on the similarities between the martial arts, and what most consider “traditional” art. By delving into the mind of decorated mixed martial artist Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat we see how the octagon is his canvas, and as he paints the cage with his techniques witness the similarities to other disciplines of art

LOVELY MUMMERS

(Short Film)
Director  :Bhaveek N Makan
Producer : Rendering Glint Films
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Running Time: 20.00 minutes
A family in rural Newfoundland are tormented by costumed people they know, in a misty place where fairies love to prey on children.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Short Film Segment 8
Time: 2:30am to 3:30pm

PAGG

(Short Film)
Director  :Nardeep Khurmi
Producer :Nardeep Khurmi
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 17.00 minutes
When a hate crime clouds the 4th of July, Mandeep, a Sikh-American, grapples with his fears and anxieties as he attempts to celebrate the holiday with his wife and infant son. As tensions rise through various microaggressions and racially charged encounters, Mandeep makes a tragic decision that changes his identity forever.

NANU AUR MAIN(Grandpa And I)

(Short Film -Pakistan)
Director  :Ali Sohail Jaura
Producer : Haaris Pramani
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Language: Urdu
Running Time: 22.13 minutes
After the death of her parents, Erum goes on to spend her childhood with her loving grandfather (Qavi Khan). The two live happily together until it is time for Erum to pursue studies abroad, and the two bid farewell to each other with heavy hearts, promising to keep in touch through letters. Erum’s life abroad moves further and further away from her grandfather, until she receives a letter from him one day, and realizes it is time for grandfather’s little sparrow to return to her nest.

BOXES OF CHOCOLATES

(Short Film – North America)
Director  : Amin Jay Rupani
Producer : Amin Jay Rupani
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 16.00 minutes
After losing his mother at a very young age, Imran is raised by his unemployed, depressed and alcoholic father. Struggling to make ends meet, Imran questions the meaning and purpose of life until a miracle leads him to what one can define as the real path to success and true happiness.

THE BUS STOP

(Short Film)
Director :Kama L. Sood
Producer :Aidan Kyle & Michael Thoma
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English,Hindi
Running Time: 14.41 minutes
The story of Michelle, a mother and former full-time worker tasked with taking care of her elderly mother, Indira. Indira is suffering from the early stages of dementia, which has been progressively getting worse. Now faced with the prospect of having to put her in a home, Michelle struggles to evaluate her priorities. Revolving around a mixed raced East Indian and Caucasian family, it’s a story of family and how we deal with a problem that has no easy solution.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Feature Film Segment 5
Time: 02:30pm to 03:15pm

MANGOES:A Slice of Life

(TV Series)
Director:Khurram Suhrwardy,
Adeel Suhrwardy
Producer:Khurram Suhrwardy,
Adeel Suhrwardy
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: Urdu, English, Hindi, Punjabi
Running Time: 30.00 minutes
“Mangoes” follows the adventures of Asha (Maha Warsi), a fiercely independent woman and psychology grad from India; Sami (Adeel Suhrwardy), the sensitive, well-educated immigrant from Pakistan who finally has a job in his field after years of struggling; and Rakay (Khurram Suhrwardy), the girl-chasing – and often irresponsible – MBA grad. The series offers a look into the lives and everyday stories of new Canadians with a comedic and light-hearted tone.

Tickets : $9.50 (Student) $13.25(Regular)

 

 

Closing Night Movie

The Cinematheque-1131 Howe St, Vancouver BC

Time: 12:30am to 2:30pm

MANTO

(Feature Film)
Director :Nandita Das
Producer:Nandita Das, Ajit Andhare, Namrata Goyal, Vikrant Batra
Country of Origin: India
Language: Hindi
Running Time: 116 minutes
With Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Divya Dutta and, Javed Akhtar, the film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto’s life. Directed by Nandita Das, the film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto, and that of the two countries he inhabits – India and Pakistan.

Tickets : $25

Closing Movie Segment

Surrey City Hall-13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey BC V3T 1V8

Time: 06:00pm to 08:00pm

SIKH MUSICAL HERITAGE

(Documentory)
Director  :Azadvir Singh
Producer :Azadvir Singh and Jasvir Kaur Rababan
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English,Punjabi
Running Time: 1.10.26 minutes
This documentary explores the history of traditional Sikh instrumentation and its crucial role as the foundation to performing the devotional singing known as Kirtan of the Sikh Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib. Through a series of interviews, musical performances and historical discussions the film connects the origins of Sikh instrumentation to present-day.

Tickets : $25

 

 

Awards Ceremony and Closing Night

Surrey City Hall-13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey BC V3T 1V8

Time: 08:30pm to 10:00pm

10 Closing night

Festival goers will celebrate culmination of VISAFF 2018 weekend with an event that includes cocktails and appetizers with filmmakers and an Award Ceremony.

Tickets : $20

 

 

WORK SHOPS

November 22nd 2018

Surrey City Hall-13450 - 140 Avenue,Surrey BC V3T 1V8

Practice your pitch

Time: 04:30pm to 06:00pm

1. Practice your pitch

Refine your pitch for film funding by presenting to a panel of judges including; Manu Chopra, Bim Narine, and  Jamshed Mistry. The judges will ask a series of questions to participants which will help them master their pitch!

Tickets : FREE ENTRY

 

 

November 23rd 2018

Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus-13475, Central Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 0K2

B2B Networking Event

Event Details:
Registration: 11:00 am
Time: 11:15am – 02:00pm (Lunch: 12:15pm – 12:45pm)

2 B2B

The VISAFF B2B networking event provides a platform for collaboration between businesses in the entertainment industry across South Asia and British Columbia. Our B2B networking event intends to create an environment for economic opportunities for both the regions while opening the doors for an exchange of talent and knowledge.

Tickets : $50

 

 

Youth Edition

Pre-reception: 05:00pm-06:00pm
Time: 06:00pm-07:00pm

3 Youth Edition

Take in the talent of young BC film makers in this first time addition to VISAFF

Tickets : FREE ENTRY

 

 

November 24th 2018

Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus-250-13450 102 Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 0A3

HOW TO FUND FILMS AND EARN PROFITS -The art of film business

Time: 12:00pm – 01:00pm 

4 How to fund films

Learn how to take your film to the finish line and find the right distribution channel with Marc M Kazimi.

Tickets : $50

 

 

Screenplay Writing with Manu Chopra

presented by Creative BC
Time: 02:00pm-03:00pm

5 manu_s writers

Manu Chopra, writer of films Doctor Cabbie and Little Italy, knows a thing to two about the process of writing a screenplay. How does that germ of an idea you got while walking in the park or taking a shower translate into a 100 page screenplay? In this workshop, Manu will walk you through his process of what it takes to transport ideas from the realm of real life to reel life.

Tickets : FREE ENTRY

 

 

5 Outstanding Speakers

Time: 06:00pm-08:00pm

6 5 Outstanding Speakers

Outstanding speakers from the film and television industry will share their experience and expertises

followed by Q&As.

Tickets : $20

 

 

November 25th 2018

Vancouver Film School 151 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

Casting Tips with Bim Narine

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm 

7 Casting Director

Conduct a workshop with local actors to answer questions about how casting works in Vancouver. How is it different from L.A.? Potential ways to lock down roles in the industry.

Tickets : $15

 

 

Conversation with Agam Darshi

Time: 01:00pm-02:00pm

8 Conversation with Agam Darshi

Making it to Hollywood is the ultimate dream for most actors but getting their isn’t the hard part – finding work and sustaining yourself is.

Agam Darshi is a Vancouverite who made the move to Hollywood and is still working in the industry. In this 60 minute workshop she’ll share her experience of making the move to Hollywood, as well as tips for sustaining yourself and finding work once you get there.

Tickets : FREE ENTRY

 

 

Industry Panel with Canadian Filmmakers

Time: 02:00pm-03:00pm

9 Industry Panel

A moderated panel and Q&A  session with filmmaker to help enhance your directing and storytelling skills, while adding value to your production, and finding the right crew within your budget.

Tickets : $FREE ENTRY