Breaking In: Starting a career in film & media

Friday, March 5

4:00 pm-5:30 pm


This workshop will be held on Hopin (a virtual meeting space similar to Zoom); advance registration is required. 

BREAKING IN is your chance to connect with Kingston Canadian Film Festival guests for serious advice on how to get started in the Canadian film and media industry.  This year’s event is fully online, with informal breakout rooms to help you access the best advice possible. Plus it’s free, so what are you waiting for?


Join in casual discussions with a variety of different industry pros including the Producer of Letterkenny, Editor of Big Brother Canada, Senior Producer of CBC’s The Current and much more.  This event is perfect for students, aspiring filmmakers, and local industry looking to connect.


KCFF BREAKING-IN is presented by the Kingston Film Office, in partnership with the Queen’s Film & Media Department.


Special Guests Include:


Andrew Gurney
Supervising Editor, Insight Productions
Big Brother Canada, The Amazing Race Canada, Top Chef Canada


Elizabeth Karr
Actress, Producer

Veronica Mars, The January Man, Morning After
Greg Jeffs

William F White International
Client Service Coordinator


Jason Anderson
Director of Programming, Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Film Lecturer, Ryerson University


John Alan Simon
Discovery Films, Director, Writer, Producer
The Wicker Man, The Haunting of Julia, Out of the Blue


Kara Haflidson
Production Supervisor, New Metric Media


Nicola Luksic
Senior Producer, CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC Radio Ideas, The Current, Sometimes Y


Richard Goddard
Senior Producer, CBC
The Current

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