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 grateful for the effort put in by our volunteer advisory board, who represent a cross-section of the industry.

last year

The seventh FactualWEST conference was held in November 2022 and brought together delegates online for an exceptional day of skills development and networking.


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.


Creative BC 

Bell Fund



Canada Media Fund 

Tyson Media Productions

Rogers Group of Funds  

TELUS originals

Senior Sponsor

Big Time Decent Productions 

Chandler Fogden Lyman Entertainment Law 

Great Pacific Media 

Omnifilm Entertainment


Front Row Insurance

If you would like to learn more about the conference please e-mail us at info@factualwest.com

If you would like to become a sponsor, please e-mail us at info@fieldandpost.ca

our team

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

Event Producer
Amber Orchard

Programming Manager
Kate Green

Assistant Programming

Niamh Kennedy

Field and Post Vancouver Board of Directors

Dana Johl: President

Franz Gjula-Lyonnais: Vice President- Director of Post-Production | Great Pacific Media

Anuj Tyagi: Secretary- Production Manager | Great Pacific Media

Amber Verville: Treasurer- Supervising Producer

Gail Starr: Diversity Initiatives- Indigenous Cultural & Heritage Monitor | Great Pacific Media

Rob Hardy: Program Development – President | Fireworks Media Group

David Freeman: Mentorship – VP/Executive in Charge | Fireworks Media Group

Karen O’Donnell: Volunteers- Director | Producer

Amber Orchard: Governance – Producer | Production Manager

Anna Wasylenki: Events – Development Executive

Maddy Cristall: Communications – Writer | Producer