ITALY-CANADA: NEW SCREEN CO-ACTION

INDUSTRY DAYS 2022

Modern partnerships, latest incentives, innovative paths

IN PERSON at SIRT Stage 10 | VIRTUAL on Zoom/Youtube

DECEMBER 6-7, 2022

Industry Days 2022 will focus on four main topics. The event will also present many Networking Moments and opportunities for individuals and companies to create new and fruitful relationships with international partners.

  1. New Paths for Distribution between Italy & North America
  2. Italian-Canadian Co-Productions for Features and Series
  3. Digital Human and AI (curated by SIRT)
  4. The Future of Animation is Immersive

9am 9:30am 10:30am 10:45am 11:45am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Tuesday, December 6th
Industry
Days
Opening Remarks
PANEL ‘A’
New Paths for Distribution between Italy & North America
Q&A PANEL ‘B’
Italian-Canadian Co-Productions for Features and Series
Q&A Delegations presentations (1st session) NETWORKING

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VIRTUAL & IN PERSON

B2B

STUDIOS
VISITS
9am 9:30am 10am 10:45am 11am 12pm
Wednesday, December 7th
Opening Remarks PANEL ‘C’
Digital Human and AI – by SIRT
Virtual Production
– by SIRT
Q&A PANEL ‘D’
The Future of Animation is Immersive
Delegations presentations (2nd session)
PANEL A - December 6th @9:30am (EST)

NEW PATHS FOR DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN ITALY & NORTH AMERICA

The festival is proud to leave the stage to the masters in the field to talk about how distribution has been changing in the past few years, the rising interest in foreign films, and which films distributors are looking to acquire for their catalogue. Joining the dynamic panel discussion will be representatives from Netflix, Sherry Media Group, Elevation Pictures, Equinoxe Films, Mongrel Media and Minerva Pictures.
The distribution of features, shorts and series is the fundamental last step in the ‘making-of’ entertainment content. Not only can a good distribution strategy get you the recognition you deserve, but it can also broaden your reach and make your story succeed on a larger international scale. The panel discussion will focus on the latest international distribution strategies and practices, particularly in relation to the North American and Italian content. This forum will be a unique occasion and stage for international distributors and producers to meet and discuss incentives available for the international distribution of films, series, and short films.

MODERATOR:

Tammy Frick
CEO of the Canadian Academy

PANELISTS:

Jim Sherry
Founder and CEO of Sherry Media Group Inc. and Consultant for Netflix
Michael Mosca
CEO at Equinoxe Films
Monica Ciarli
Head of International Office, Minerva Pictures
Roberto Stabile
Head of Special Projects Internationalization Min Cult. at Cinecittà
Sarah Timlick
Director of Sales Distribution & Development at Elevation Pictures
Tom Alexander
Director, Theatrical Releasing at Mongrel Media
Fabrizio Ferragni
Director - Foreign Market Offer, RAI Italia
PANEL B - December 6th @10:45am (EST)

ITALIAN-CANADIAN CO-PRODUCTIONS FOR FEATURES AND SERIES

Since 2012, the co-production segment has been a pioneer in bridging the gap between the Italian and North American film industries. This year, ICFF is thrilled to bring forth the most recent and successful collaborations in films and TV series. The forum will shine a special spotlight on remarkable speakers from Netflix’s hit series From Scratch, the upcoming movie Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend, and AMC+’s series That Dirty Black Bag.

MODERATOR:

Rudy Buttignol
President, NXT Broadcast Strategy + Brand
Moira Romano
Executive Producer, ETV Film Inc

PANELISTS:

Mauro Aragoni
Director - That Dirty Black Bag
Giacomo Gianniotti
Actor - From Scratch
Andrea Iervolino
PRODUCER, ILBE Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend
Tembi Locke
AUTHOR, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home
Annamaria Morelli
CEO, Elsinore Film | PRODUCER, Amanda

DIRECTOR

Bobby Moresco
Director - Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend
Nicola Serra
PRODUCER, That Dirty Black Bag | MANAGING DIRECTOR, Palomar
Steven Thibault
COO, BRON Studios | PRODUCER, That Dirty Black Bag
PANEL C - December 7th @9:30am (EST)

DIGITAL HUMAN AND AI - VIRTUAL PRODUCTION

. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Humans: A conversation about the future of entertainment
      A conversation with David Usher, Reimagine AI and Stephan Kozak, Sheridan’s SIRT
Are we close in communicating with intelligent digital humans? The combination of digital humans and artificial intelligent characters combines behaviors and pattern recognition systems to create digital replica of humans that are daily becoming more realistic and diverse. In fact, some experts believe that with AI we will eventually create digital humans that are indistinguishable from real humans in the future, and some question whether AI will create their own digital humans itself. Join this conversation to hear the thoughts from two leading innovators in digital humans.

. Virtual Production: Has it transformed the way we make content?
      A panel curated by Spencer Idenouye and Jason Hunter from Sheridan’s SIRT Virtual Production Innovation Hub
Virtual Production is fast becoming a mainstay in content creation. Let’s review leading applications of Virtual Production within the film and television industry along with the essential virtual production tools and critical techniques. A guest panel of experts will discuss their latest projects leveraging virtual production, what does the current and future workflows and practices look like and their essential tools to ensure amazing content on the screen. Answering the question: Is Virtual Production a critical technique for today’s content creator?

PANELISTS (AI):

David Usher
Founder at Reimagine AI
Stephan Kozak
Creative Research Lead, VFX Supervisor

PANELISTS (VP):

Spencer Idenouye
Virtual Production Lead, Mocap Specialist at SIRT
Jason Hunter
Production Lead at SIRT
Edward Hanrahan
Director of Virtual Production at William F. Whites International
Matthew K. Nayman
Virtual Production Specialist
Pasquale Croce
Virtual Production Supervisor, EDI Effettidigital Italiano
PANEL D - December 7th @11:45am (EST)

THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION IS IMMERSIVE

By popular demand, animation is once again taking the stage at ICFF Industry Days highlighting the new ways of making entertainment that brings people out of a house and into a new all-immersive setting. Experimented for years in sets and innovation centres, this new type of animation and video mapping started making an impact on the general public during the early post-pandemic period with the rise of the new digital and interactive exhibitions. The goal of this unique entertainment style is to bring people back to museums, cinemas, and halls but with a new incentive and desire to explore something thoroughly modern and inimitable. Academy-Award-winning producer for The Shape of Water, and long-time producer and friend of Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale will be taking the stage at Industry Days to recount and announce his latest project, Disney Animation: Immersive Experience. Joining Miles will be Massimiliano Siccardi, the designer and conceiver of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, one of the early pioneers in this kind of exhibit, and the first one to make an international impact worldwide, together with Sandro Del Rosario, multi-award winning art director who has worked on countless experimental and immersive exhibitions.

MODERATORS:

Tony Tarantini
Professor of the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design at Sheridan College
Paolo Granata
Associate Professor in Book and Media Studies at St. Michael’s College, UofT

PANELISTS:

Miles Dale
Creative Lead, Disney Animation: Immersive Experience
Massimiliano Siccardi
Creator, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
Sandro Del Rosario
Visual and Media Artist, Art Director at the Williams Institute

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