A Skills & Project Development Conference for people who work in
Factual, Lifestyle & Documentary Television
Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Vancouver, BC
A different KIND OF CONFERENCE
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS ABOUT MAKING GREAT TELEVISION
Now in its fourth year, FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers for a day of workshops designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use move your career and your projects forward.
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT & stay ahead of the curve
Our sessions are streamed so you can focus on developing the skills you care about most: Writing, Producing, Field and Post, Digital Storytelling. Each stream offers a number of practical sessions with top talent. We’re also bringing in top-level creators and producers who are making exceptional shows to share their ideas on new ways of doing things. This year, we’re adding opportunities to pitch your project
join field and post for discounts, and to be part of the community
NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS & pitch your project to EXECUTIVES
FactualWEST takes place at the Segal Centre at 500 Granville Street, Vancouver on the Friday and the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, located at 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver on the Saturday.
We encourage out of town guests to stay at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites, right next door.
FACTUALWEST is the only conference in North America focusing exclusively on skills & project development for creators, crew and producers working in factual, lifestyle and documentary television.
organized by the people, for the people
thank you to our great partners!
FactualWEST is made possible by the support of a number of generous partners and sponsors who help fund and program the event.
led by an industry-wide advisory board
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
FactualWEST is presented by Field & Post Vancouver
with the generous support of a variety of funding partners and sponsors who recognize the value of this conference.
Director’s Guild of Canada I Canada Media Fund
Great Pacific TV I Rogers Fund
Entertainment One I Finale Post Production
Front Row Insurance I Screen Siren Pictures Inc.
Anaid Productions I Creek Water Media I
Line 21 Media Services
If you would like to become a sponsor, please email us at email@example.com
FactualWEST thanks everyone who puts so much time, energy and passion into making this event possible.
Amber Orchard, Amber Orchard Events
Theodora Jean, Coldwater Communications
Kate Green, Cheryl Binning
Fund Development Committee
Trish Neufeld, John Ritchie, Michael Francis
Field and Post Vancouver Board of Directors
John Ritchie – President
Michael Francis – Vice President
Dana Johl – Treasurer
Jenypher Fisher – Secretary