The short film is often framed as a means to a feature instead of an art form—and viable career opportunity—unto itself. This panel will address short form storytelling; how to pitch and sell short docs; and current opportunities for distributing short works, especially online. Featuring Sarah Lash (Condé Nast), Adam Gee (Channel 4), Lesley Birchard (CBC), and moderated by shorts programmer Kathleen McInnis, attendees will take away inspiration and appreciation for stories that benefit from a concise format. Sponsored by CBC Docs. Supporting sponsor Canon Canada and educational partner Centennial College.
Adam Gee, Commissioning Editor, Multiplatform & Online Video (Factual), Channel 4
Sarah Lash, Acquisitions Consultant, Condé Nast Entertainment
Lesley Birchard, Executive in Charge of Programming, CBC Docs
Sharon Badal, Vice President Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming, Tribeca Film Institute
Kathleen McInnis, Shorts Programmer with Hot Docs and TIFF