February 12 & 13, 2011

This is a public symposium and cultural event dealing with media and intellectual property. It is being presented by AFCOOP, NSCAD University’s Film Studies Department, Dalhousie University Law School, and DOC: The Documentary Organization of Canada. The symposium day will be presented free-of-charge to the public and will feature a full day of artist talks, film screenings, and discussions dealing with the hot button topic of copyright. A limited-enrollment Professional Development Workshop will be held on the second day.

DAY ONE – Symposium

Date & Time: Saturday, February 12, 2011 | 12PM-5PM | FREE | No Registration Required

Location: Room 104, Weldon Law Building | 6061 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

This day of discussions, artist talks, and screenings begins with introductory remarks by Darrell Varga, Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Film & Media Studies at NSCAD University. Varga’s remarks will be followed by a discussion about the legal ground of copyright lead by Graham Reynolds, Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

Also featured will be a web conference and Q&A with RIP director Brett Gaylor, followed by a panel discussion on the subject of fair dealing hosted by Lisa Fitzgibbons of DOC: The Documentary Organization of Canada and featuring speakers Andrew Cochran (Regional Director CBC Atlantic Television), producer Caroline Martel, visual researcher Elizabeth Klinck, Graham Reynolds, and entertainment lawyer Rob Aske. DOC recently published Copyright and Fair Dealing: Guidelines for Documentary Filmmakers and now aims to engage the production community in a dialogue to discuss what constitutes best practices for documentary and Fair Dealing. This panel is part of a national road show bringing together stakeholders to argue, debate and refine what should be considered best practices. This conversation is timely with Bill C-32 before Parliament in the fall. Panelists and the audience will discuss the legal and practical implications of Fair Dealing.

Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served.

DAY ONE – Evening Screening

Date & Time: Saturday, February 12, 2011 | 8PM | FREE | No Registration Required

Location: Carbon Arc Cinema| Located in the Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art | 1588 Barrington St, Halifax, NS

This free screening of Copy Copy Copy special guest Caroline Martel’s feature documentary “Phantom of the Operator” (2004) will be followed by a reception at the Khyber. For more information about this film please see here.

DAY TWO – Professional Development Workshop

Date & Time: Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 9AM-3:30PM | FREE | Pre-Registration Required

Location: NSCAD University Film Studies Department | Academy Building Studio | 1649 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS

Due to limited capacity, this second day Professional Development Workshop event is opened to AFCOOP members, DOC Atlantic members, NSCAD University Film Studies Students, Dalhousie University Law Students, and Journalism students at the University of Kings College. Pre-Registration is required for this event. Please see below to register.

Presented by DOC: The Documentary Organization of Canada, this Professional Development Workshop with visual researcher Elizabeth Klinck will deal with visual and audio research, clearances, and copyright.

Elizabeth Klinck has worked as producer, researcher and clearance specialist on numerous award-winning Canadian, American and British documentary films that have garnered Emmy, Gemini, Peabody and Academy awards.

A graduate of Queen’s University she has taught documentary research and development at Ryerson University in Toronto and has led research and rights clearance workshops at numerous international conferences and broadcasters including RealScreen, History Makers, Sunnyside of the Doc, Banff World Television Festival, The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers, Hot Docs, the National Film Board of Canada, CTV, Discovery, History Television, the Reel World Film Festival, WIFT International Summit, and at the Atlantic and Vancouver International Film Festivals.


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is presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, NSCAD University Film Studies Department, Dalhousie University Law School, and DOC: The Documentary Organization of Canada with the participation of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage, the National Film Board of Canada, the CBC, and Canadian Heritage.