Pendance Doctrina is pleased to offer emerging filmmakers six workshops, panels & conferences between February 19 and 23, 2020 through our partnership with the Toronto Public Library. Details of all events and those leading them can be found below. Sign up for all Doctrina panels, conferences and workshops is free of charge and open to all.

Unveiling Pendance | Programmers Conference

“The Story Behind #StoryOverEverything” Conference. Filmmakers Robert Misovic, Barry Germansky, Tijana Milenkovic and Kayla Craig talk about the origins and philosophy behind the Pendance Film Festival, what festivals are looking for in films, and what’s coming to Pendance in 2020 and beyond.

February 19, 4 – 6 PM

Location: Palmerston Toronto Public Library 560 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, ON

Shorts that Get You Discovered | Filmmaker Panel

Directors Ani Simon-Kennedy, Barbara Vekaric, and Lauren Grant tackle the question: how do you make a short that actually gets you discovered?
How do you get your feature financed, which festivals facilitate this process, what are big studios looking for in your work, and what to do with your film after it’s done it’s festival circuit.

February 20, 4 – 6 PM

Location: Sanderson Toronto Public Library 327 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

So You Want Distrubution? | Producers Panel 

Lauren Howes (Canadian Centre for Distribution), Katarina Gligorijevic (Canada Film Day) & Daniel Bekerman (Founder, Scythia Films) talk distribution in Canada and beyond.

February 23, 11:30AM – 12:45 PM

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario Jackman Hall 317 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON

Working With Actra | Workshop

Are you a producer, director or performer who wants to learn more about ACTRA? We invite you to attend “ACTRA Toronto Close Up: How to Work with Profession Performers.” hosted by Taisa Dekker, ACTRA Toronto Industry Relations. Ms. Dekker’s role is to promote engaging union performers to producers of various types of content. With years of experience in the industry and within ACTRA, Ms. Dekker is well versed in the needs of performers and producers working in film, web series, video games and advertising. Join Taisa as she helps demystify the process of becoming a union member and of engaging professional performers on various types of content.

Location: Actra Head Office 625 Church Street, Toronto, ON

February 21, 3:30 – 5 PM

Writing Strong Women | Workshop

Filmmaker Barbara Vekaric whose film Aleksi premiered at SxSw 2019 and who has countless shorts and Television directing work on her resume talks about writing strong women. As a 32 year old director, there are few filmmakers in the world who boast a resume as expansive and impressive as Barbara. In this workshop, she’ll discuss production, pre-production, directing actors, and how to write strong female roles.

Location: Lillian H Smith 239 College Street, Toronto, ON

February 22, 12 – 2 PM

Lighting in Colour | Workshop

Cinematographer Miljan Milovanovic teaches cinematography & colour grading. Miljan will highlight advanced lighting techniques filmmakers can use and give a detailed overview of some hacks to achieve that cinematic look.

Location: Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

February 23, 12 – 2 PM