CIFF BehindScreen Abroad web

Filmmaking Abroad

(In Conversation)

Year 2016
Runtime 60 mins

To RSVP for this free event, click here! 


Johnny Ma, director of OLD STONE, has made films all over the world. He and Linda Ohama, director of A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU, will discuss differences in culture, funding and customs from Brazil, Australia, Mexico, China and Japan compared to Canada. This conversation is sure to be an exciting illumination of filmmaking on the world stage.


This year we are excited to bring you further into what happens behind the scenes in order to bring our favourite pictures to the screen. There are many technical and craft skills needed, along with the vision to put a film together, and we want to explore that with you. We have a wide variety of events, so drop in and celebrate filmmaking with our visiting filmmakers, or find out how talented local Alberta filmmakers are. We encourage you to share your experiences with us on social media using the hashtag #calgaryfilm. 

We love Q&As so much that we’re taking them to the next level. These will go further in-depth with filmmakers about their work. Join us for a coffee or beverage, and listen to local and visiting filmmakers discuss different aspects of their craft. Check out the following pairing at Cafe Blanca, with a FREE beverage for the first 10 people to arrive! Look out for The Alberta Filmmakers Podcast, who will be recording live on-site.