INDUSTRY PANEL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!
All Industry Panels and Reception will be held at The Monarch Tavern.
Thursday November 23, 2017
1:00 pm - INDUSTRY PANEL MEET THE FILM MAKERS
Our Industry series starts off with a free event on the Thursday afternoon launching the festival. Hosted by Robert Bellamy, watch an in-depth interview live with some of the filmmakers attending BITS 2017 on “BITS Radio”. Everyone is invited to watch this informative live program at the Monarch Tavern.
Friday November 24, 2017
12:00 pm - INDUSTRY PANEL TAKE A STEP INTO VIRTUAL REALITY
Take a step into the future as we talk about Virtual Reality and how it could affect and enhance story telling. Filmmaker Ian Tuason who specializes in VR and 360 filmmaking, will do this informative lecture and introduction. This will include a hands-on demo with anyone who would like to try it will be available throughout the day.
1:30 pm - INDUSTRY PANEL KICKASS WOMEN OF CANADIAN HORROR
Canada has some of the greatest women in the bloody biz, from directors, producers, writers, and all things in between. We’ve invited some of these killer femmes out to share their stories, talk about the gals that inspire them, and why we need more women in horror.
Andrea Subissati - Executive Editor, Rue Morgue
Marina Cordoni - Producer
Paula Devonshire - Producer
Gigi Saul Guerrero - Filmmaker
3:00 pm - INDUSTRY PANEL FROM SHORTS TO FEATURES, TAKING YOUR FILM TO THE NEXT LEVEL
We have worked to put together a custom panel on how to take your film to the “next level”. Whether you are trying to make a short film that will attract attention for your feature film or you want to just improve the quality of your next feature, we have a team of experts to help you achieve it.
Todd Brown, Producer - XYZ Films
Audrey Cummings, Director - Darken, Berkshire County
Greg Jeffs, Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content Creators - William F. White International Inc.
4:30 pm - INDUSTRY RECEPTION NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Rub shoulders with industry professional all across Canada in our exclusive Networking Cocktail Reception.
Tickets to individual panels are $11 ($13 door).
Industry Panel passes are $40 - which also includes a FREE TICKET to three of our screenings including the Canadian Premiere of KILL ORDER (Friday November 24th at 7pm), our BITS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE (Saturday November 25th at 7pm) and our closing night film of the Canadian Premiere of DARKEN (Saturday November 26th at 7pm) which includes our awards show (“The Bloodies”) at 9pm.
Festival passes and individual tickets are on sale now HERE
BITS 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCED! TICKETS/PASSES AVAILABLE!
Check out the 2017 line up HERE
We'll be announcing our Industry Panel guests tomorrow.
Passes are on sale now for only $40 which also gets you into THREE SCREENINGS FREE at BITS including KILL ORDER (Friday November 24th at 7pm). BITS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE (Saturday November 25th at 7pm) and our closing film DARKEN (Sunday November 26th at 7pm).
Passes and Tickets on sale HERE
BITS 2017 LINEUP - TO BE ANNOUNCED AT HORROR-RAMA!
Join us at Horror-Rama 2017 in the Screaming Room at 1pm to hear exclusively first the complete exciting lineup of the 2017 Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival (taking place at The Royal Cinema in Toronto Nov 23 to 26, 2017).
Hosted by BITS programmers Kirk Haviland, Jason Tannis, Carolyn Mauricette and Melanie Turner, they will talk about our entire lineup and show you some clips of the films we are playing.
BLOOD IN THE SNOW ANNOUNCES ITS NEW LOCATION AND DATES FOR BITS 2017!
The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival is proud to announce dates and location for BITS 2017. Blood in the Snow will be moving to its new location at The Royal at 608 College Street in Toronto moving from its previous location at Cineplex.
The festival will run this year from November 23 to the 26th, 2017 with it unique program of features, seminars and shorts that highlight the best in contemporary Canadian genre cinema now in its 6th year.
“This was the logical next step for us. We are moving up from 282 seats to 380 seats and you can’t top the Royal for picture, sounds and screen size.” says Festival Director and Founder Kelly Michael Stewart “We will have 10 screenings over four days this year and it is incredible how we keep growing and growing each year.” Early bird festival passes are now on sale soon for only $75 and individual tickets will go on sale later this fall for $13. Film submissions are also now open on Film Freeway: HERE
You can see our new highlight video:
JEN GORMAN IS NAMED FESTIVAL COORDINATOR!
We are excited to announce that Jen Gorman has taken on the role of Festival Coordinator helping Festival Director and Founder Kelly Michael Stewart with the managing of the overall Festival. Previous Festival Coordinator Melanie Turner has moved to the Special Events Coordinator position to focus more on the non-film events during the Festival and she continues her role as a Programmer.
Jen is not new to the BITS team serving the past year as the Sponsorship Coordinator and she has been in charge of Front of House administration since 2013. Along with RX Zammit, Jen also serves on the festival's Board of Directors. Jen is also a Film Producer, Composer and full time Publicist. Please congratulate Jen Gorman on her well deserved new role!
BITS 2017 NEW POSTER ANNOUNCED
Illustration by Steve McGinnis