Steering Committee Voting Now Open!
Voting to fill 2014 WCSFP Steering Committee vacancies is now open! A list of candidates is available at the Registration and Information Desk and online, and ballots will be distributed to any attending member who intends to vote. Voting closes at 10:00 am on Friday, December 6, and the results will be announced that afternoon at the Members Plenary. Vote today!
Pre-Register for the 2014 WCSFP in Beijing
The WCSFP Board of Directors is delighted to announce that next year’s Congress will take place in Beijing, China, and will be generously hosted by CCTV9. Join your colleagues in one of the world’s most energetic and opulent cities. Host hotel and event dates announced in January.
If you are interested in joining us in China, we ask you to pre-register. There is no cost or commitment, but it will enable us to help you obtain a Chinese Visa when you register for the event. All pre-registered members will recieve at $75 discount on their 2014 registration.
Programming Update: Cross-Platform Storytelling
On Thursday, December 5, Cross-Platform Storytelling: The New Paradigm will feature some of the most exciting projects that are expanding the way broadcast television communicates stories. From live events and history-as-it-happens to intriguing scientific journeys, we’ll showcase the projects that push the boundaries and ask, “Where can we go next?” Moderated by Sara Ramsden, Channel 4, and produced by Thomas Viner, Arrow Media.
Programming Update: Crossing Border—The Price is Right?
What do commissioners from around the world want? What will they pay? What types of ideas successfully cross borders? On Thursday, December 5, join WCSFP’s own Bob Barker (Carl Hall, Warehouse 51 Productions) and Vanna White (Jane Root, Nutopia) for a game show session packed with fun, music and surprises that will make contestants earn every piece of information in a series of competitive rounds you won’t want to miss. Produced by Alan Handel, Handel Productions Inc. and Gillian Mosely, medialab.
2013 WCSFP Mobile App Now Live
Customize your 2013 Congress experience with the WCSFP mobile app! Filled with useful information, including a map of the hotel, social media links, and lists of WCSFP members, sponsors and speakers, the mobile app also features the full Congress schedule and allows you to create your own agenda and take notes during sessions. Once uploaded, the app even works without an internet connection.
Registered members can use the QR code or click here to download the app.
Please note: You must sign-in with the email you used to register.
Insomnia at Congress 2013
Jet lag? Just can’t sleep? Why not make an appointment with A Journal of Insomnia, the highly acclaimed web-based interactive documentary from the National Film Board of Canada. It’s a unique nocturnal online experience that breaks the silence around the distressing condition of insomnia, gathering the intimate stories of insomniacs from around the world. Visit nfb.ca/insomnia, to make an appointment.
Inspiration From Margaret Atwood and Chris Hadfield at 2013 Congress
The WCSFP will welcome Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood and astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield as special guest speakers for Sparks of Inspiration, a series of mini-sessions where groundbreakers from a variety of disciplines will offer glimpses into their worlds, discuss their innovative projects, reveal the sources of their creativity and speculate on what the future will bring. Early-bird registration pricing available until October 17. Register today!
Programming Update: Inspiration From Todd Sampson
The 2013 WCSFP will welcome CEO of Leo Burnett Australia, co-creator of Earth Hour and co-host of The Gruen Transfer Todd Sampson as special guest speaker for Sparks of Inspiration, a series of mini-sessions where groundbreakers from a variety of disciplines will offer glimpses into their worlds, discuss their innovative projects, reveal the sources of their creativity and speculate on what the future will bring.
WCSFP Welcome Blue Ant Media as Sponsor
The Congress is pleased to welcome Blue Ant Media as a sponsor of the 2013 event. Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes great content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories
Programming Update: Quebec: Ahead of the Curve
Cirque du Soleil. Arcade Fire. Imax. Quebec is known worldwide as a hub of innovation. On Thursday, December 5, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm meet some of Quebec’s cutting-edge producers and talent. They work in gaming, digital/interactive media, television formats and installations, are using new forms to tell stories, and are delighted to share their stories and images with you. Sponsored by SODEC.
Programming Update: PARTICLE FEVER: The Pitch and Making Of
Called “a mind blower,” by The New York Times and “a brilliant documentary,” by The Telegraph, Particle Fever follows six physicists from the scheduled start up of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, or “God particle.” Physicist turned filmmaker Mark Levinson and producer and physicist David Kaplan talk about the making of Particle Fever and how they attracted angel investors to support a film in which the main character might never materialize.