A DIFFERENT KIND OF CONFERENCE
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS ABOUT MAKING GREAT TELEVISION
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: Storytelling, Producing, Field Skills, Post-Production and Development. Each stream offers a number of practical sessions with top talent. We’re also bringing in creators and producers who are making shows for Netflix and other digital channels to share their ideas on new ways of doing things.
field and post members save $25 off registration!
Field & Post members save $25 off their registration. Since an annual membership is only $25, why not join Field and Post now to get the discount, plus all the benefits of belonging to Field & Post? Visit www.fieldandpost.ca to sign up!
NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS & EXECUTIVES
FactualWEST takes place at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, located at 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6.
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
FactualWEST is organized by Field & Post Vancouver, a non-profit community organization of people who work in factual, lifestyle and documentary television. We’re all volunteers, doing our part to keep the industry thriving. Visit www.fieldandpost.ca to learn more, and become a member.
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
FactualWEST is greatful for the effort put in by our volunteer advisory board, who represent a cross-section of the industry.
The first annual FactualWEST conference was held in November, 2016 and brought together 146 delegates for an exceptional day of skills development and networking.
past attendees loved it
Don’t take our word for it. See what people said about last years conference.
“We fell in love with this event, with Vancouver, and with the attendees. Everything was perfectly organized and so personal. I have done many events and never have I felt so welcome and appreciated.”Tim Crescenti | Small World IFT
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
FactualWEST is presented by Field & Post Vancouver
with the generous support of:
CMPA-BC | CreativeBC
FusionCine | Canada Media Fund | Great Pacific Media
Omnifilm Entertainment | Entertainment One| Chandler Fogden Aldous | Walkie
Contributing Sponsors & Supporters
Finale | The Mix Room | Line21 | Vancouver Post Alliance | Lark Productions
FactualWEST thanks everyone who puts so much time, energy and passion into making this event possible.
FactualWEST Indusry Advisory Board
John Ritchie, Screen Door Productions (Chair)
Mark Miller, Great Pacific Television
Dana Johl, Producer (Co-Founder)
Cheryl Binning, Writer/Producer (Programming Co-Chair)
Byron Drinkle, FusionCine
Kate Green, KGP Films (Co-Founder,
David Gullason, Omnifilm Entertainment
Robert Hardy, Perfect Day Productions (Co-Founder)
Heather Hawthorn Doyle, Producer/Director
Lizzy Karp, TELUS Storyhive
Rena Kawabata, CreativeBC
Natasha Lymburner, HSBC
Ashley Olpherts, Lark Productions
Liz Shorten, CMPA-BC
Cal Schumiatcher, Entertainment One
Suzanne Thompson, Encore Vancouver
& Vancouver Post Alliance
Field and Post Vancouver Board of Directors
Kate Green, President
Robert Hardy, Vice President
Dana Johl, Treasurer