DEADLY EXPOSURE 2021



Please join us again for our 2021 Deadly Exposure industry events at Blood in the Snow. Due to COVID-19 we will be hosting all our events on-line this year from November 21-23.

During the daytime of the festival join us online for industry panels and power round tables with key industry professionals. This event has been financially assisted by Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates and the Independent Production Fund.

All passes will include a full delegate contact list (in excel) that will include panelists and attendees. Login info will be sent out to delegates shortly.

With ASL Interpreter for all panels.


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21st



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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Panel #1 - MEET THE DISTRIBUTORS

Where does your film go after the festival circuit? With streaming services at an all-time high, the distribution of a movie can bring new opportunities and challenges. Get the latest in distribution strategies with our esteemed guests:

Sardé Hardie, Vice President- Acquisitions & Sales (Photon Films (formerly Pacific Northwest Pictures))
Anelle Dehghani, Canadian Distribution Coordinator (Raven Banner Entertainment)
Matt Orenstein, Vice President of Acquisitions and Strategy (Vortex Media)

Moderated by Carolyn Mauricette (Blood in the Snow Development Coordinator/Programmer)



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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Panel #2 - MEET THE DIRECTORS

From the organic to the technically specific, every director has their own approach and brings their own experience to tell a story. Join this directing team to find out how these creative minds translate a script to the big screen.

Amanda Parris & Lucius Dechausay (The Death Doula)
Danishka Esterhazy (Slumber Party Massacre, Level 16)
Benjamin Ross Hayden (Parallel Minds)
Ruben Martell (Don't Say Its Name)


Moderated by Alison Lang (Blood in the Snow Development Advisor)



MONDAY NOVEMBER 22nd



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11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Panel #3 - MEET THE SCREENWRITERS

How does an idea become a screenplay? What makes for a good script? How can you infuse your lived experience, culture or background into something artistic and filmable?

Panelists discuss their writing and development process:

Thirza Cuthand (kwêskosîw (she whistles))
Lee Paula Springer/Chris Bavota (Dead Dicks)
Ophira Calof (Generally Hospital)
Andrew Hamilton (Duppy)


Moderated by Mariam Bastani (Blood in the Snow Development Advisor)



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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - ONLINE POWER ROUND TABLES (SESSION 1)

Small groups will meet on-line in different (virtual) breakout rooms for 20 minute sessions over a three hour period.

In this two part event, participants will have the opportunity to meet with some of Canada’s industry leaders to discuss their experience in the fields of financing, sales, distribution and resources.

Day one is an opportunity to meet with some of the key funders, organizations and distributors that are available in Canada. Guests (subject to change) include:

Canadian Film Centre (CFC) | Dena Razapoor, Assistant Manager, Programs & Content
Bell Media | Mitch Geddes, Production Executive, Original Programming, Series and Film
Canada Media Fund (CMF) | Jill Samson, Deputy Director, Portfolio Management
Raven Banner Entertainment | Anelle Dehghani, Canadian Distribution Coordinator
McCam Insurance | Rorie McIntosh, President
McCam Insurance | Stephanie Herrera, Head of Entertainment
Telefilm Canada | Adriana Chartrand, Indigenous Initiatives and Content Analyst
Telefilm Canada | Barbara Chirinos, Project Leader National Promotion - Western Region, Ontario and Nunavut
National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) | Chris Vajcner, Director, Partner Support
Vortex Words + Pictures | Matt Orenstein, Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategy
Vortex Words + Pictures | Courtney McAllister, Head of Development + Co-productions
William F. White (Whites) | Greg Jeffs, Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content



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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23rd



11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Panel #4 - MEET THE ACTORS

Bringing a character to life is a skill -some might say a calling- and can give us unforgettable performances. How each actor approaches a role and the story they take part in is as unique as a fingerprint. Learn how actors take the words off a page and create a personality for an audience.

Panelists include:

Lora Burke (Motherly/Lifechanger)
Sera-Lys McArthur (Don't Say Its Name / she whistles)
Cynthia Preston (Mute / Pin / Whale Music)


Moderated by Heidy Morales (Hye's Musings)



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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - ONLINE POWER ROUND TABLES (SESSION 2)

Small groups will meet on-line in different (virtual) breakout rooms for 20 minute sessions over a three hour period.

In this two part event, participants will have the opportunity to meet with some of Canada’s industry leaders to discuss their experience in the fields of financing, sales, and distribution.

Day two is an opportunity to meet with some of the key funders, broadcasters and distributors that are available in Canada.

Guests (subject to change) include:

Black Fawn Distribution | CF Benner, Sales Manager
CBC | Micah Kernan, Development Manager and Canadian Reflections Programmer
Factory Film Studio | Dru Viergever, Director of Acquisitions
Hollywood Suite | Sharon Stevens, Vice-President, Programming
IndieCan Entertainment | Emily Foster, Distribution Assistant
Independent Production Fund (IPF) | Mark Shapland, Communications & Program Coordinator
Photon Films | Sardé Hardie, Vice President- Acquisitions & Sales at Photon Filmsr
Syndicado | Greg Rubidge, President & Founder



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Film Submissions for BITS 2021 are now closed!

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