Tag Archives: Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF: Inside the BETTER CALL SAUL, GHOST WARS, LUCIFER, RIVERDALE Writers Rooms at VanCity Theatre

Tomorrow is Indie Day at the Vancovuer International Festival with writers from Lucifer, Riverdale, Ghost Wars and Better Call Saul.   [...]

VIFF: Third & Final Screening of Dark Fantasy CHARLOTTE’S SONG Tonight at Vancouver Playhouse

Tonight is the final sold-out screening of Nicholas Humphries’s dark fantasy Charlotte’s Song at the Vancouver International Film Festival: 6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse. This sinister re-imaginging of The Little Mermaid garnered honourable mention in this year’s #mustseeBC contest. Her story begins where the fairy tale ends. Director Nicholas Humphries reimagines The Little Mermaid [...]

VIFF: #mustseeBC Audience Winner TRICKS ON THE DEAD To Get Gala Screening at Vancouver International Film Festival

Jordan Paterson’s docudrama Tricks on The Dead: The Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI is this year’s #mustseeBC audience winner and red carpet screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Congrats to @TRICKSDEADFILM – the official winner of this year’s #mustseeBC Audience Award and red carpet screening! pic.twitter.com/zmYNpfKApl — Vancouver Film Fest (@VIFFest) [...]

VIFF: Deepa Mehta’s BEEBA BOYS About Vancouver Indo-Gangster Gang to Screen at Vancouver International Film Festival This Fall

Meet the boys who gave crime a new style. Remember Vancouver’s Indo-gangster “Bindy” Johal?  He and his Punjabi Mafia gang known as the Beeba Boys terrorized the city in the late 1990s until Bindy was gunned down in a Vancouver nightclub. Toronto director Deepa Mehta’s crime drama is inspired by Bindy Johal and tells the [...]

VIFF: Eleven BC Films Led by CHARLOTTE’S STORY, THE DEVOUT, EADWEARD, MY GOOD MAN’S GONE And NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT at Vancouver International Film Festival This Fall

Update: Jordan Paterson’s docudrama Tricks on The Dead: The Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI is this year’s #mustseeBC audience winner and red carpet screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Honourable mention to Charlotte’s Story. Five dramas and six documentaries are featured in this year’s BC Spotlight program at the 35th annual [...]

CANADIAN FILM DAY: Mommy, Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, The Valley Below, Ben’s At Home, Being Canadian & Violent at VanCity Theatre

Mommy Ever since Xavier Dolan’s Mommy won a special Jury Prize at Cannes and swept the Canadian Screen Awards, I’ve looked for a way to see it. And finally found it today at  Canadian Film Day at VanCity Theatre. It’s their first feature this morning. What’s Mommy about? It’s the story of a deeply troubled [...]

VIFF: JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY Wins VIFF Impact & Audience Must-See-BC Awards

After seeing BC documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story at VIFF’s BC Spotlight gala, I deliberately purchased misshapen vegetables at a local grocery store which somehow made their way past the appearance police. It’s not much in the face of the alarming amount of food we waste as a society, throwing away nearly half [...]

VIFF: Ana Valine Wins BC Emerging Filmmaker & Women in Film + TV Artistic Merit Award for SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE

Update: Women in Film + Television Artistic Merit Award went to Director Ana Valine above. Adapted from the Billie Livingston novella, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene is about teenager Sammie Bell (Paloma Kwiatkowski) drawn into the family con business by her messed-up pill-popping, alcoholic mother Marlene (Suzanne Clément). At the World Premiere screening in the [...]

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VIFF: We Are The City’s VIOLENT Wins Best Canadian Film & Best BC Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival

“I wish I hadn’t worn jeans,” composer and keyboardist Cayne McKenzie confessed as Vancouver progressive rock band We Are The City’s Violent won both Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival’s BC Spotlight gala last night. The title Violent is not about violence, director and band drummer Andrew Huculiak told [...]

VIFF: Documentary JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY Wins #mustseeBC Award & Coveted Gala Screening

.@JustEatItFilm takes audience anticipation award #MustSeeBC Congratulations @Vancouverfilmer! pic.twitter.com/042O37CmdM — Vancouver Film Fest (@VIFFest) September 26, 2014 After two weeks of previewing and voting — with a total of 4.7 million social media impressions worldwide — the audience has spoken. Documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story wins the coveted screening at the BC Spotlight Awards [...]