Film

Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in

Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story

How to make a movie with a little help from your friends

About two years ago, Ross Munro and his wife María were juggling their work-schedules, their shooting-schedule and their crew’s schedules in order to complete the final scenes of A Legacy of Whining...
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepts the Oscar for best documentary short

Canadian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins documentary short Oscar

LOS ANGELES — A searing look at honour killings in Pakistan earned Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy an Academy Award on Sunday night. The 37-year-old director claimed her second...
"Tricks on the Dead" a film by Jordan Paterson

Vancouver filmmaker premiers "Tricks on the Dead," an epic film about WWI's Chinese labourers

Documentary Filmmaker Jordan Paterson premieres "Tricks on the Dead," a film about the Chinese Labourers in WWI
Frank and the Wondercat. Image courtesy VIFF

VIFF announces 2015 Canadian Images film lineup

Canadian Images Series features 17 films including six world premieres for the Sept. 24-Oct. 9 fest.

Spy antics in 'American Ultra', 'Bikes vs Cars' around the world and a funny man’s beginnings

Also a surreal Canadian musical, a bleak view of millennials and a bland horror film
Jack Walsh documentary of art-maker, feminist and queer advocate Yvonne Rainer

QUEER FILM FEST: Choreographer Yvonne Rainer's life in art inspires

Mid-century-to-present choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, feminist, queer advocate Yvonne Rainer's life in art inspires.

Rockin’ Meryl Streep, creepy 'Gift', the Vancouver birth of Greenpeace and brilliant 'Shaun the Sheep'

There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.

A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game

Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes.
Screenshot from Silence of the Labs

CBC documentary Silence of the Labs screening

"This is an important film that provides a balanced look at the unprecedented shift in federal funding for public science in Canada," says Aqsa Malik.
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