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Volkmar Richter covers VIFF from start to finish. Starting here.

VO talks with Director Ahmad Abdalla

The Vancouver Observer's Wendy Dallian contacted director Ahmad Abdalla, via email, to discuss his feature debut film, Heliopolis. Abdalla gives us a compelling look the trials and tribulations of...

Sketches for Roam, This Thursday

The last time that Sketches for Roam was screened, on February 15th, 2009, Dan Northcott was still alive. This story of a “tragic, romantic nomad,” explores a decade in the life of the filmmaker, who...

Rocaterrania will rock VIFF

Director Brett Ingram's documentary Rocaterrania is a journey through the incredible imagination of the brilliant artist, writer, and visionary, Renaldo Kuhler. Kuhler works as a scientific...

New Movies for September 18th, 2009

The drought has eased. Leftovers are over. The films that arrived today are truly new and at least one, maybe two or three, are very good. (Read more)

"He Stunk to High Heaven...I Loved Him Instantly"

He stunk to high heaven. He was old, it was evident in his eyes. He had patches of fur missing. He glanced at me through the steel cage of the SPCA prison he was in. I bored him. Unlike the other...

But will Pixar hire local talent?

It goes without saying that the local actors union must be wetting its pants with the anticipation of work for its members now that it's out that Pixar, the makers of the Cannes Film Festival opening...

Six Films in Eight Days and Here's What Happened

If you listen carefully, right now, you can hear the sound of a filmmaker screaming in Vancouver. Or sobbing. Or laughing. Nearing the end of eight days of insane work, six teams of Vancouver...

Vancouver Event To Create 6 New Movies This Weekend

There's one true thing about genuine Vancouverites: we're kind of cowboys.I don't mean assless chaps cowboys (though one could argue...) nor ten gallon hat cowboys. We leave the...

Vancouver's Short Film Makers Are Stars Abroad

In a little town in France, Vancouver is considered a hot bed of filmmaking. Short filmmaking, that is.Since 1979, the chilly first week of February is host to the Clermont-Ferrand International...