CTT Special Series – Van Web Fest 2015 – Full Interview w/ Paula Hoffmann


Check Out The Full Interview With Paula Hoffmann – Director of Development for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Web Series Festival

Macaulay-Gallery-1Bob & J-Dean Have A Great Time Talking With Paula About What’s New At This Years…

Vancouver International Web Festival:


This Years Festivities Will Take Place At:

There Are Several Ways to Enjoy The Event:

  • A Friday Night Screening & Launch Party Pass
  • Individual Workshop Passes
  • Single Day Passes
  • A Sunday Night Awards Gala Pass
  • & Individual Screening Block Passes



9 Screening Blocks (Over 13 hours of fantastic shows) including a family block:

Friday Mar 6th:

  • Screening Block 1 – 7:15PM – 9:10PM – TRAILER
  • Pacific North West Screenings w/ MC Mackenzie Gray

Saturday Mar 7th:

  • Free Coffee (Courtesy of JJ Bean) & Donuts (Courtesy of Lee’s Donuts) at morning screenings
  • Screening Block 2 – 9:30AM – 11:30AM – w/ MC Joely Collins – TRAILER
  • Screening Block 3 – 12:40PM – 2:25PM w/ MC Lisa Durupt – TRAILER
  • Screening Block 4 – 3:35PM – 5:20PM w/ MC Susie Lee – TRAILER
  • Screening Block 5 – 6:30PM – 8:20PM w/ MC Cindy Bruce – TRAILER

Sunday Mar 8th:

  • Free Coffee (Courtesy of JJ Bean) & Donuts (Courtesy of Lee’s Donuts) at morning screenings
  • Screening Block 6 – The Family Block – 9:30AM – 11:30AM w/ MC Yvette Lu – TRAILER
  • Screening Block 7 – 1:00PM – 2:45PM w/ MC Mike Cavers – TRAILER
  • Screening Block 8 – 2:45PM – 4:25PM w/ MC Laura Adkin – TRAILER
  • Screening Block 9 – 4:25PM – 6:15PM w/ MC Brady Roberts – TRAILER

5 Workshops:

Friday Mar 6th:

  • Pre Workshop – Coffee, Donuts & Networking – 9:30AM – 10:00AM
  • Telus/StoryHive – A Web Series Case Study – w/ Prem Gill & Karen Lam – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
  • Reverse Workflow w/ GFZ Studios – w/ Geoffrey Antony – 11:30AM – 12:30PM
  • Sound Design For Web Series – w/ Doug Paterson – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Rights & Clearances – w/ Jeff Young – 3:00PM – 4:30PM
  • How To Write A Business/Marketing Plan – w/ Carter Mason – 5:00PM – 6:00PM

BONUS Workshop – LIMITED SPACE – To register, email a brief description of your project to paula@vancouverwebfest.com

Saturday Mar 7th:

  • Get Pitching Tips From The Pros At College Humor – 12:40PM Start
  • You’ll get 5 minutes to pitch your idea to two experts from CollegeHumor, then they’ll give you feedback on both your content concept and your pitch.
  • Guidelines: Your pitch should be for a new idea, not a project you’ve already produced. Pitches should include:
    WHAT the project is.
    WHY you should be the one to make it.
    WHY the project is a good fit for the internet as opposed to other mediums.
    WHAT it will take to get it made.

3 Panels:

Saturday Mar 7th:

Insider Advice On How To Make A Successful Web Series – 11:30AM – 12:30PM

  • Presented by: The Independent Production Fund (IPF)
    Spencer Griffin, College Humor – California
    Carter Mason, JTS.TV – California
    Brad Danks, OutTV – Brtish Coumbia
    Enrique Soissa, Dailymotion Canada – Ontario
    Andra Sheffer, IPF Canada – Ontario

Stunts & Swords… Safety On Set – 8:20PM – 9:20PM

  • Presented by: The Union Of BC Performers (UBCP)
    Watch a Martial Arts Demonstration as well as a Sword Combat Demonstration followed by a discussion about safety on set when working with stunts.
    F. Braun McAsh – British Columbia
    Kirk Jaques – British Columbia
    Rob Bruner – British Columbia/California

Sunday Mar 8th:

Exotic Animal Handlers: Taming Your Concerns – 11:30AM – 12:30PM

  • Discussions with Animal handlers about the considerations of working with animals on set.
    Gary Oliver – Urban Rescue Safari and Cinemazoo – British Columbia
    Accompanying Gary will be Dozer, a 38-year-old, 130-lb, African Spur- thighed Tortoise and an assortment of other exotic criters.Kimmi Kraus – Project Wild Song – California
    Accompanying Kimmi will be Damu, a three year old Ambassador Wolf who represents his wild counterparts.Joanne Bentley – The “Falconlady” – British Columbia
    Accompanying Joanne will be “Team Feathers” in its entirety. ‘Jarih’, a female Saker Falcon, Capt’n ‘Sabre’ – a male Gyrfalcon, and of course, ‘Mohave’, a Red Tail buzzard.

PHOTO SESSION – Get Your Picture Taken With The Animals From The Animal Handler Panel – 12:30PM – 1:00PM

1 Keynote Speech:

Saturday Mar 7th:

Keynote Speaker – Bernie Su – 3:35PM – 5:20PM – w/ MC Susie Lee

  • Bernie Su is a multi-talented writer, director, and interactive storyteller. He is the showrunner and executive producer of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, an interactive series that spawned 60 million views and won the first Primetime Emmy Award for a YouTube distributed series. “The LBD” grew into a multi-platform franchise with a novelization published by Simon & Schuster making “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet” a book based on the series based on a book.

1 Live Show:

Saturday Mar 7th:

Super Geeked Up Live At VWF2015 – 5:20PM – 6:20PM

  • Presented by: Frostbite Pictures
    Super Geeked Up is a live, interactive show where the SGU crew discusses your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero and web series topics and play super-fun geeky games like Geeky Audition, Character Cage Match, and Geeky Charades! There’s always a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Don’t miss this award-winning, live show!
    Hosted by:
    Jeff Burns, Super Geeked Up Creator/Host, New York
    Nicole Wright, Super Geeked Up Host, Los Angeles
    Tonya Dodds, Super Geeked Up Host, Toronto

2 Parties:

Friday Mar 6th:

Van Web Fest Launch Party – 9:10PM – 1:00AM

  • Music, Networking & Partying

Saturday Mar 7th:

Frostbite Party – 9:20PM – 1:00AM

  • Music, Networking & Partying

1 Awards Ceremony (Fancy Dress Required):

Sunday Mar 8th:

Awards Ceremony & Gala – 6:15PM – 11:15PM

  •  Doors open at Performance Works
    Cocktails and Red carpet – 6:15PM – 7:00PM
    Doors open to Theater
    More Cocktails and Red carpet – 7:00PM – 8:00PM
    Award Ceremony  – 8:00PM – 9:30PM w/ MC Greg Kettner
    Music and Drinks and Celebration – 9:30PM – 11:15PM






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