SIRT to host ICFF Industry Day in virtual format

Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) will once again play host to the Industry Day of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF), with delegations from around the globe joining virtually for Italy-Canada Shortening the Social Distance: New horizons for Virtual Production Filmmaking and Co-Productions.

The day’s program will feature Italian and Canadian film excellences on a journey that crosses all barriers and reunites communities and countries through film, creativity and innovation, in an online interactive format. Co-productions are the topic throughout the morning, while virtual production will feature in the afternoon.

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9:00 a.m. - Co-Production Italy-Canada

Nick Iannelli (Moderator) , Executive Vice President, Take 5 Productions
Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming for Rogers
Simone Catania, Co-Founder, Producer Indyca
James Freser, Vice President, General Manager, C03 Toronto
Francesca Accinelli, Director, Promotion and Communications, Telefilm
Justin Cutler, Ontario Film Commisioner, Ontario Creates
Marinella Montanari, Co-Founder and Project Manager, Jobel North America

10:30 a.m. - Meet the Masters

Cristiano de Florentis (Moderator), Co-Founder and Artistic Director, ICFF
Nick Vallelonga, American Oscar-winning Producer for Green Book
Andrea Iervolino, Producer, AMBI
Luca Barbareschi, Director, Actor, Producer, Casanova Multimedia
Carlotta Calori, Producer, Indigo Film
Attilio De Razza, Producer, Trump Limited SRL
Silvia Giulietti, Director, Producer
Jerry Ciccoritti, Director, Writer, Producer

11:00 a.m. - Match Making Breakout sessions

Everything You Need to Know to Produce in Canada
Sari Ruda (Moderator), ICFF Coordinator, Industry Day
Francesca Accinelli, Director, Promotion and Communications, Telefilm Canada
Justin Cutler, Ontario Film Commisioner, Ontario Creates

Everything You Need to Know to Produce in Italy
Benedetta Marassi (Moderator), Trade Analyst Audiovisual & Editorial Arts, ITA
Roberto Stabile, Head of the International Department, ANICA

I'm a producer: Let's Co-Produce
Cristiano de Florentiis (Moderator), ICFF Artistic Director
Paul Nonis (Moderator), Senior Executive
Moira Romano (Moderator), Executive Producer at ETV Film Inc

Digital Entrepreneurship Collaboration
Maria Grazia Mattei (Moderator), Founder and President of MEET
David Dexter (Moderator), Director, SIRT

12:00 p.m. - In Conversation with Edoardo Ponti, Italian director and screen writer

12:30 p.m. - Real-time Virtual Production

Prior to a panel discussion, there will be a live demonstration of virtual production in action.

David Dexter (Moderator), Director, SIRT
Manuela Cacciamani, CEO Onemore Picture
Nicola Sganga, CEO Nema FX
Gennaro Coppola, Producer and Director, Onemore Pictures
Brendan Taylor, President/VFX Supervisor at Mavericks VFX
Andrea Spagna, Advisor for Marketing and Business development, Istituto Luce Cinecittà

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