Six producers from across Canada will be invited to participate in the Whistler Film Festival’s Feature Project Lab in association with Telefilm Canada. WFF's Feature Project Lab is an intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers.
New for 2015, Phase I will take place over four days from June 21 to 24, 2015 and includes four months of ongoing feedback and project development with advisors. Producers deemed eligible to advance will then move onto Phase II which includes a four-day follow up December 1 to 4, 2015 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit.
Focused on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen, the WFF Feature Project Lab is intended to advance a producer's dramatic feature project, facilitate relationships and investment in feature film projects that have US and international appeal. It's all about getting it made!
WHAT IS THE FEATURE PROJECT LAB?
Imagine meeting, work-shopping, brainstorming and networking in Whistler, North America’s top mountain resort with key industry experts who aim to help you tap into significant opportunities for your latest project.
If selected you will receive individual and project specific feedback through a series of one-on-one sessions with Advisors, as well as group sessions in order to strengthen your ability to position your project for investment. Feedback will include everything from where to take the script to next, to what changes the project and package may require to attract investors outside of Canada, and what market resources are available to producers looking for US interest.
You will also explore your own creative take on your project and develop skills and a process for evaluating, developing, and implementing your material to reflect these ideas, and examine conventional and alternative distribution strategies, and learn what you need to do to stay relevant as media distribution platforms continue to evolve. Scripts will be discussed alongside issues such as creative imperatives, marketplace valuation and production challenges.