STORYVILLE Vancouver in collaboration with Knowledge Network
The 26th edition of VIFF’s Film & TV Forum runs from Sept. 27 – 30 plus New Filmmakers’ Day, Oct. 1. The 2011 Forum is proud to stimulate the development, co-financing and co-production of the creative documentary by creating Storyville Vancouver, an opportunity for filmmakers based in the Pacific Northwest to pitch their projects to an international forum of commissioning editors.
Storyville Vancouver, in partnership with BC public broadcaster Knowledge Network Corporation is scheduled for presentation during The Forum. The Forum and Knowledge Network is delighted to have attracted some of the world’s leading broadcasters to Vancouver to help our filmmakers develop long-term strategic relationships and enhance project development. This initiative is inspired in part by the Amsterdam Forum organized by IDFA and with a nod to Nick Fraser’s BBC strand.
Pre-selected creative, feature length (minimum TV hour) documentary projects, at various levels of development, from the Pacific Northwest will be publicly pitched to international commissioning editors with accredited Forum observers in attendance (please see our description below for the type of projects we’re looking for). To date, the following key commissioning editors have been confirmed: Nick Fraser (BBC), Mette Hoffman Meyer (DRTV), Axel Arno (SVT Documentaries), Olaf Grunert (ARTE TV), Tom Koch (PBS), John Lindsay (KCTS9) and Murray Battle (Knowledge Network). Please visit www.viff.org/forum/storyville for updates on additional commissioning editors over the coming weeks.