saturday December 22, 2018

Scripted shorts + Professional development +


9AM - Workshop Masterclass
Production Management & Business Affairs

Production Management & Business Affairs - SOLD OUT: You have some productions under your belt and you are ready to move into producing but the business side is really scary! Gayle Nakamoto will go over key areas of the business side of production that new producers should watch for: to Incorporate or not to Incorporate; Tax credits - What are they?; Budgeting Dos and Don’ts; What to watch for in license agreements; in this valuable workshop, Gayle will answer some of your specific questions on your productions. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. SOLD OUT

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Gayle Nakamoto (Broadcast Television & Digital Media Business Affairs)

Gayle Nakamoto has been working in broadcast television for over 15 years and more recently moved into digital content business affairs. Her expertise covers budgeting, finance plans, reviewing license agreements, Canadian Media Fund applications, film and television tax credits and digital media tax credits. She has teaching credits in production and business management for Algonquin College’s broadcast television program. Nakamoto has line producing credits for shows on CBC Comedy, HGTV Canada, W Network, OWN, APTN, and Cottage Life, digital media credits for the children's website Totally Random (Canadian Media Fund).

Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. SOLD OUT

1PM - Panel - living That Freelance Life

Join us for a frank discussion about the challenges of working as a freelancer in Ottawa-Gatineau. From funding applications, to working with clients, to getting a spot on a feature film or TV show - what kind of opportunities are out there, how do freelancers tackle them, and what do they do to keep that passion for filmmaking alive in the hustle of our gig economy? Registration is required. Featuring Amen Jafri and Ben Hoskyn Registration coming soon!


Amen Jafri spent 10 years in communications and HR in the federal public service, before pivoting into film and television production. She got her start on the feature thriller Penthouse North before working on Radio Canada's Toi et moi: malgré tout and in Acquisitions at the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Her first film, The City That Fun Forgot?, was made without any prior experience and it had a sold-out premiere in 2014, garnering local and national media coverage. Since then, her other works have been shortlisted for the TVO Short Doc Contest and screened for TVO, the American Documentary Film Festival, the Pilot Light TV Festival and more. She is the director of the Bell Media series, Creatorland, a 2018 Fellow for Hot Docs' Doc Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab and an IAWTV Award winner.


Ben Hoskyn is a freelance director, producer, and cinematographer across narrative features, live multi-cam shoots, viral ads and documentary series. His debut feature film as a director, the international drama "8 Minutes Ahead", premiered at the Whistler Film Festival, screened in Hong Kong and New York City, and will hit DVD and VOD early 2019. Ben is a founding member of Space Tigers Inc, a production pipeline offering VFX and post-production services. He is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Communications program, and lives in Ottawa with his family.

REGISTER HERE - PWYC/by Donation // Drop ins welcome

2:30pm - Community shorts program

10 short films created in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Take a look at our community through the eyes of filmmakers, dancers, lovers and dreamers. Click through the image for more info. Curated by Nhân Trần and Brendan Butt.

Short Film Program, 75 mins, Canada

Advance tickets - $5 (+hst/fees)
$40 for festival pass (+hst/fees) all film screenings
Door tickets - $10 cash

6pm - scripted Shorts block A

Scripted Shorts Competition Block A. Click through image below for lineup!

Scripted Shorts - Block A/Screening 1
Competition Program, 90 mins, Canada

Advance tickets - $10 (+hst/fees) per screening
$40 for festival pass (+hst/fees) all film screenings
Door tickets - $15 cash

8pm - Scripted shorts block B

Scripted Shorts Competition Block B. Click through image below for lineup!

Scripted Shorts - Block B/Screening 2
Competition Program + Awards, 100 mins, Canada

Advance tickets - $10 (+hst/fees) per screening
$40 for festival pass (+hst/fees) all film screenings
Door tickets - $15 cash

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10pm - Festival After-Party
sponsored by Gusto worldwide media

Join us for a festive after-screening party at the Jackson Café and Bar at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Network, enjoy some appetizers & don’t forget to show off your ugly Christmas sweater. Let’s enter the holidays with a bang! Sponsored by Gusto Worldwide Media.
Cost: Free Bar: Cash, Debit & Credit