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Industry Forum

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Compressed by a lineup of keynote presentations focusing on Co-production,Distribution and Incubation, along with the Project Pitch Event, GPIFF Industryintroduces a series of events that further conversations, foster exchanges and challenge stereotypes in global film industries.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]December 9, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver,
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#b2b2b2″ thickness=”2px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

AGENDA

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Time[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Subject[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Speaker / Judge[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]9:00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Breakfast & Registration [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]9:15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Opening Remark[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Jan Walls[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]9:30[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Advantages of British Columbia in Film Making[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Robert Wong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]9:45[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Incubation of Emerging Filmmakers in China[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Li Haihua[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]10:00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]There Are No Rules[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Stephen Nemeth[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]10:15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Working with Telefilm[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]John Dippong[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]10:30[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Successful Combination of Art and Commerce in Hollywood[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Bo Svenson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]10:45[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]From Script to Film: Filmmakers in Japan and the Creative Filmmaking[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Kôsuke Mukai[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]11:00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A Legal Guide to Canadian Co-productions in Film and Television[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Miro Oballa[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]11:15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]New Visions of U.S.-China Collaboration in Film Production[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]William Feng[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]11:30[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Co-production with China[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Rob Minkoff[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]11:45[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Agreement Signing Ceremony[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Jacky Wu

He Hailin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#5e266d” thickness=”2px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1512114008556{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]12:00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Lunch[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#5e266d” thickness=”2px”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]12:45[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Welcome Speech[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]12:50[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Project Pitch Event[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Judging Panel:

Bo Svenson,
Li Haihua,
Kôsuke Mukai,
Rob Minkoff,
Oleg Uriumtsev,
Jiang Ping,
Dennis Hoffman,
Stephen Nemeth,
Robert Lundberg
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]15:25[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Greeting Speech[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Lisa Beare

Minister of Tourism,Art and Culture[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]15:30[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]International Presence and Global Collaboration of China’s Film Industry[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Jiang Ping[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]15:45[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Project Pitch Awards Ceremony[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Award Presenters[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]16:00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Closing Remark[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Emcee[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#b2b2b2″ thickness=”2px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

SPECIAL GUEST

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15328″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The Honourable
Lisa Beare
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15333″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Tim Stevenson
Deputy Mayor
City of Vancouver[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

SPEAKERS and/or JURORS

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15336″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Jiang Ping
Vice Chairman & General Manager
China Film Co.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15337″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Robert Wong
Vice President
Creative BC[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15339″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Bo Svenson
Writer, Actor, Producer, Director
President & CEO
MagicQuest Entertainment[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15340″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Stephen Nemeth
Producer
President
Rhino Films[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15341″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Dennis Hoffman
President
Stargate Studios Vancouver[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15330″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Robert Lundberg
COO
China Lion Film Distribution[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15343″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]William Feng
Head of Greater China, Vice President of Asia Pacific,
Motion Picture Association[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15344″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Kôsuke Mukai
Writer, Cinematographer, Editor[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15346″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Oleg Uriumtsev
Director, Producer[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15345″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Miro Oballa
Entertainment and Media Lawyer
Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#b2b2b2″ thickness=”2px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

ATTEND GUESTS

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Ju Wenpei

Chinese actress best known for her roles in the films Set Off,  A Tibetan Love Song, and Looking for Jacky[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Anil Bora Inan

Consulate General of the Turkey in Vancouver[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Maria Ximena Espitia Meza

Consul General, Columbian Consulate in Vancouver[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Paul Armstrong

Executive Director of Crazy8s and the founder and producer of The Celluloid Social Club[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Woonam Kim

Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Nadia DiMofte

Director of Raindance Vancouver[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Don Thompson

President and Founder of Finalé Post Production Inc.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#b2b2b2″ thickness=”2px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

LEAD EXHIBITORS

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”15349″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]China Film Co., China’s dominant movie distributor, has close to 60 per cent share of China’s overall movie distribution market. It is one of China’s only two film studios that are entitled the right to import foreign films.

The Hollywood Reporter once wrote “There is no relationship more important to the Hollywood studios in the growing Chinese market than its ties at China Film, which selects which Hollywood titles it will bring into the country, deals with important issues such as securing release dates and censorship clearance, and then handles a large portion of local marketing. ”

China Film Co. would be the key contact for any Canadian film companies and filmmakers that are looking to expand their businesses and career to China.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_single_image image=”15350″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_single_image image=”15331″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Alibaba Pictures Group, the entertainment arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. Alibaba Pictures has a strong focus on developing online film distribution both within China and on a global level. Its talent incubation scheme “Plan A” helps discover, fund and support emerging filmmakers. With a strong technology and e-commerce background, Alibaba Pictures is taking over China’s online film production and distribution field at a rapid pace. The Alibaba Pictures-controlled Tao Piao Piao is also one of the dominant online film ticketing and information platforms is China, which has more than 500 million active users monthly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][edgtf_separator type=”full-width” color=”#b2b2b2″ thickness=”2px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner content_aligment=”center”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

PROJECT PITCH

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]An incubator aiming to support emerging filmmakers, the inaugural Project Pitch Event provides an opportunity for filmmakers to propose their film projects to the judging panel and audience. This event aims to connect emerging filmmakers with established industry leaders and help assist in further development of potential film projects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Crack in the Wall 
Turkey
15 minutes | Drama/Short
Director: Hakan Ünal
Producer: Hakan Ünal[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Vines 
USA/Columbia
120 minutes | Thriller/Drama
Director: Jerónimo Sarmiento
Producer: Clare Fog, Camilo Romero[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Modelingville: Dream-seeking Covenant 
China
96 minutes | Animation
Director: Gao Yuan, Wang Rongrong
Producer: Qin Bo[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Kaig 
Canada
40 minutes | Documentary/Drama
Director: Sarah Joy van Breda
Producer: Kent Donguines[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Wild Child
China
120 minutes | Youth/Road Film
Director: Li Kunyi
Producer: Zhao Jun[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Fearless Girls
China
90-120 minutes | Drama/Road Film
Director: Wang Meng
Producer: Si Ruo[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I Never Knock
USA
30 minutes | Comedy/Short
Director: John Ervin
Producer: Scott Fimon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Smuggling of Silk
China
90 minutes | Adventure/Drama
Director: Murong Shanshan
Producer: Shi Lin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Jade of Nine
China
45 minutes | VR/Historical Fiction
Director: Colder.Null
Producer: Han Chao[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Mr. Razi
Canada
110 minutes | Crime/Action/Thriller
Director: Georges Saad
Producer: Matthew Helderman[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]