Skills & Project Development Conference for people who work in
Factual, Lifestyle & Documentary Television
October 21, 2017 in Vancouver, BC


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.

last year

The second annual FactualWEST conference was held in October, 2017 and brought together 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

I just wanted to send a note to say congratulations on throwing such an amazing event this weekend. I can’t believe how brilliant the lectures I attended were, and the networking event afterwards provided such a nice, relaxed atmosphere.
FactualWEST Attendee


FactualWEST is presented by Field & Post Vancouver
with the generous support of:

Co-Presenting Partners
CMPA-BC | CreativeBC

Premium Partner

FusionCine | Canada Media Fund | Great Pacific Media

Senior Sponsors
Omnifilm Entertainment | Entertainment One| Chandler Fogden Aldous | Walkie

Contributing Sponsors & Supporters
Finale | The Mix Room | Line21 | Vancouver Post Alliance | Lark Productions 

our team

FactualWEST thanks everyone who puts so much time, energy and passion into making this event possible.

Event Producer
Amber Orchard

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,
Programming Co-Chair)
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

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