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SIRT to host ICFF Industry Day promoting Italian-Canadian film collaboration

May 06, 2019

Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) is proud to be hosting the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) Industry Day at Pinewood Toronto Studios, Stage 10, 225 Commissioners Street on June 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This all-day event titled The Convergence of Sound, Image and Literature, will showcase talks from various members of the film industry including Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani, who won for Life is Beautiful, and Academy Award-winning producer, Nick Vallelonga, who won for Green Book. This showcase and networking event brings together filmmakers, producers and industry partners from Italy and Canada. Technology installations will include immersive spatial audio and 360 video, highlighting innovative trends seen across the world.

David Dexter, Director of SIRT, says: “ICFF and SIRT have partnered together to showcase the ‘how’ of storytelling and the revolutionary impact that technology is having on the film industry. ICFF recognizes the strengths of SIRT and Sheridan College as a home base for innovation. We invite the industry to engage with us to see how advancement in film and sound technology may enhance their next filmmaking endeavour. Events like this also enable us to connect our students with industry, giving them important exposure early in their careers.”

“SIRT provides cutting-edge technology for Ontario’s creative industries,” adds Ronni Rosenberg, Dean of Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “When our students and faculty partner with SIRT in order to explore new technologies, our school delivers on its core mission to be a leader in technology for the arts.”

Registration for this event can be found on EventBrite.  All guests and media must have a valid ticket to attend.