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Telefilm Talent to Watch – Expert Panel

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CineVic and Cineworks present:

Telefilm Talent to Watch
Expert Panel
Tuesday April 2nd 2024 @ 7:00pm PT Online

CineVic is pleased to return as an Industry Partner in the 2024 Telefilm Talent to Watch program! Current members can apply for up to $250,000 toward production of fiction feature films or $150,000 for documentaries.

Attend our online expert panel to learn the best tips and tricks to make your application stand out, from experienced local filmmakers who have gone through this program:

Ana de Lara
Arnold Lim
Kristyn Stilling
Jason Karman

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*Please note the online meeting link will be sent to registrants on the day of the event*

*Live captions will be available during the session*

Meet our panelists:

Ana de Lara is an actor and stand-up comic turned filmmaker, who has won over 30 accolades for her films and screenplays in North America and Europe. She was the lead producer for the Telefilm Talent to Watch feature ALL-IN MADONNA, which earned her a nomination for the 2021 CMPA Emerging Producer Award and the 2021 BC Leo Award for Best Picture; and the award-winning feature mockumentary, OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, which earned her a 2019 BC Leo Award nomination for Best Picture. De Lara has also written, directed, and produced a number of short films, most notably GOOD GIRLS DON’T, which aired on CBC Canadian Reflections and is currently playing on CBC Gem, Air Canada and Air Korea. She is slated to direct her second Telefilm Talent to Watch project, BEST FRIEND ME, a comedic webseries that she also co-wrote, in 2022.

Korean-Canadian director Arnold Lim was selected as a recipient of Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program twice, with past awards and grants from the B.C. Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, BravoFACT, the Harold Greenberg Fund and the DGCBC Greenlight Award. Lim is a graduate of the National Screen Institute’s Features First Program, and has been a programmer or juror for numerous film festivals, a video journalist of more than a decade, and Photography Manager for four Olympic Games. He hails from Victoria, B.C.

Born and raised in the Semiahmoo Nation (White Rock, BC, Canada), Kristyn Stilling has immersed herself into the Canadian film community as an independent Producer with over 13 years of experience. Her first feature film, Golden Delicious, premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in Oct 2022 and has screened at over 30 festivals, including BFI Flare and the Mardi Gras Film Festival in Australia. It won 4 awards at the Reelworld Film Festival, including Outstanding Feature Film, Audience Choice at the Seattle Queer Film Festival, and three awards at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, including Best Canadian Feature Film and People’s Choice.
Golden Delicious was one of the 2020 Telefilm Talent to Watch projects and also received funding from the Canada Council of the Art, the BC Arts Council, and the Frameline Completion Fund.

Jason Karman is the recipient of the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in 2011; his films have travelled internationally and won awards. Recently, he graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production and Creative Writing. His short film, LIONS IN WAITING, was selected by Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand in 2018. Jason likes travelling and vertical videos; his vacation pics are not very well composed. He is currently working on his first feature film GOLDEN DELICIOUS – a Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch project.

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*Please note the online meeting link will be sent to registrants on the day of the event*

Telefilm Talent to Watch program info >>

CineVic Member Application Info >>

CineVic Member Application Deadline: April 14th 2024

CineVic acknowledges and respects the long and ongoing history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities. Cineworks is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

CineVic and Cineworks gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Development Service.


April 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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