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VIFF Talks


We're taking VIFF Creator Talks online! Stay tuned for more talks, to be announced soon.


  VIFF Rewind

Wind back the clock and re-visit your favourite filmmaker conversations from over the years at VIFF.

We'll be highlighting some of the standout sessions on our channels, or you can dive into the archives on our Vimeo.

All Kinds of Funny with 'Archer' Creator, Adam Reed
VIFF 2014 
Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for Season 11 of FXX’s Emmy-winning animated comedy series Archer, with the network announcing the May 6 premiere date has been pushed due to COVID-19-related production delays. In the mean time, take a look back at this session from VIFF 2014 with Archer creator Adam Reed who talks about his creative process, working with guest stars (including Burt Reynolds) and finding the balance between "the feels and the funny".
Anatomy of a Scene: Helen Shaver, Director, Orphan Black
VIFF 2015
Every great TV series is epitomized by a few moments of sheer screen magic and there is always one scene that comes back to haunt you well after the credits have rolled. In this in-depth scene analysis session from VIFF 2015, Orphan Black Director, Helen Shaver tracks the creative journey from script to screen for one of the show's most powerful and challenging scenes. Sponsored by Director's Guild of Canada. Hosted by Tim Goodman.
Being Charlie Kaufman
VIFF 2009 
We're very excited for the upcoming release of Charlie Kaufman's film adaptation of Iain Reid's novel I'm Thinking of Ending Things for Netflix. While we're waiting, check out our VIFF session with Charlie from 2009, where he talks about his process writing Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Second Time Around
VIFF 1999 
Hear Doug Liman, Alexander Payne and Jeremy Podeswa talk about the trials and tribulations of writing, directing and distributing their 2nd features in this (black & white) throwback to VIFF's 1999 Trade Forum. All three panelists went on to become award-winning filmmakers, with hits like The Bourne Identity, The Descendants and Game of Thrones on their individual filmographies.

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