Frank Giustra receives VIFF Screen Industry Builder Award

Thursday, October 1, 2015
11:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Program:  12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

"Film and Television have always been great passions of mine, and to receive this inaugural VIFF Builder Award in my hometown, is a special honour that I will share with the people who have worked with me throughout the years to achieve great things in the industry"

—Frank Giustra, CEO, Fiore Group

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Presented by BC Creates

Around the world creative sectors and their governments are increasingly recognizing the importance of their creative industries as generators of jobs, wealth and cultural engagement. Within the global economy a new 'creative economy' narrative is emerging and British Columbia is well positioned to play a prominent role in the story.

Vancouver International Film Festival Screen Industry Builder Award


Frank Giustra
CEO, Fiore Group and Founder, Lionsgate Entertainment

In recognition of his immense contributions to the 'creative economy', Frank Giustra will receive the inaugural Vancouver International Film Festival Screen Industry Builder Award. The award, recognizing thought-leaders that showcase Vancouver as a destination for excellence and innovation in screen-based media, will be presented in collaboration with BC Creates, an initiative established by key B.C. creative industry stakeholders to celebrate the myriad accomplishments, contributions and future potential of British Columbia's vibrant creative economy.

The award will be presented by:


The Honourable Christy Clark
Premier, The Province of British Columbia

Vancouver International Film Festival


Jacqueline Dupuis
Executive Director, Vancouver International Film Festival

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is one of the largest festivals in North America and boasts a significant economic and cultural impact on our city. Over its 34 years, with significant international guest attendance, proximity to LA, and deep roots into European and Asia Pacific markets, VIFF has demonstrated support of the growth and development of indigenous creative industries, by delivering relevant business and professional development opportunities.

With burgeoning screen-based, technology and innovation industries, there is more creative energy and talent in British Columbia than ever before, and as a catalyst, VIFF is uniquely positioned to help demonstrate leadership in facilitating the growth and sustainability of the creative economy.

In her address, Jacqueline will talk about the important intersection of culture and commerce.

BC Creates


Peter Leitch
MPPIA Chair, Northshore/Mammoth Studios President and Co-founding Stakeholder of BC Creates

BC Creates is a collaborative communications initiative established to to share information about British Columbia's vibrant creative industries. BC Creates aims to galvanize the inspiration to capitalize on the industries successes, make cross sector connections and build a creative industries growth strategy that leads to an even more exciting and prosperous future for British Columbia's 'creative economy'. In his address, Peter will provide an introduction to this recently launched initiative.

Presenting Sponsors:

BC Creates