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The countdown is on!

Official Selections have been announced!
Tickets are now available for the Vancouver Web Fest & Conference 2018.
Here is a sneak peek of what's in store!

Festival preview: Networking, VR boot camp and more!

Digital storytelling on display:
In just a few short years, the digital storytelling market has expanded from simple YouTube or self-hosted videos to include series and shorts produced by major players such as Netflix and Amazon. The devices we use to watch stories has also transformed from desktops to VR headsets and Google Cardboard. To give you a taste of the best storytelling out there, we’ll be screening work from creators around the globe — for free!
 
Network and be inspired: Need advice on funding a project? Looking for people to collaborate with? Curious to hear what others are up to? We’ll have representatives from Telefilm, Storyhive, CreativeBC, Premiere Digital and many other industry influencers.
 
 
VR boot camp: What are the best tools and practices? How do you progress from idea to production to distribution? This half-day crash course will set you up to experiment with VR storytelling.

Learn: Workshops this year will offer focused insight into VFX for indie producers; going mainstream; women in the media; crowdfunding; and getting the most out of Adobe Creative Cloud.
 
Awards gala: Dress up and join us in celebrating some of the best digital stories produced by creators around the globe. Be sure to check out this year’s official selections beforehand.
 
Get your tickets early, and we’ll see you April 19-21!
Get your early bird tickets here!

The latest news from our Board of Directors:

We've elected this year's chair, co-chair and L.A. board representative

Eric Y. Lapointe, Chair

Vancouver-based entertainment executive Eric Y. Lapointe brings 15 years experience in international marketing & distribution sales — including 3 years at Just For Laughs where he launched an in-house incubator for new digital content called "Just For Labs."

Christine Larsen, Co-chair

Media insider Christine Larsen is the newest addition to the VWF family, bringing more than a decade of experience in managing industry relationships for development funding, digital media strategies, broadcast and distribution.

Mike Lolato, L.A. Board Rep

Mike Lolato brings two decades of experience in all facets of the television industry to GRB. He started his career in TV advertising and marketing at Astral Television, helped launch six networks for Canada’s Bell Media before transitioning to international program sales at Canamedia. 

Check out these great events from our partners!

miptv 

The Digital Short Form Series Pitch coming April 10 is the top-notch event for creators and producers of digital short form drama series. Submit your project by Feb. 8!

Crazy8sFilms

Crazy perks anyone?
The #Crazy8sFilms18 Annual Indiegogo Fundraiser has launched!

Donate here until Feb 20!

Rockie Awards deadline

The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world.

Get your submissions in by Feb. 16!

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