Film

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...
"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
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Film night supports young artists and social change

Reel Causes hosts exclusive preview of Pirates of Salé in support of ArtQuake and social causes through film.

Picks for last days of VIFF: Behaviour, Looking for Light, Yakona

Behaviour (Cuba): This is a truly powerful film, well worth seeing. Director Ernesto Daranas delves in the difficult life of 11-year old Chala, who breeds pigeons for living. Chala is lured by easier...

VIFF's "Turbulence" highlights the emotional toll of war on Kurdish survivors

A young Kurdish Iranian woman's harrowing descent into Vancouver's drug scene shows the difficulties of rehabilitating after a war.

Leonard Schein honoured on VIFF opening night: photos

Last night, the Vancouver International Film Festival celebrated its opening gala with the induction of Leonard Schein into the Entertainment Hall of Fame at the Centre for the Arts. The induction...

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors: an autistic boy's journey

An autistic boy in New York gets lost in the subway system for 11 days in a bold new film by Sam Fleischner.

Great films to watch in the last days of VIFF

A controversial French drama about lesbian love and a documentary about the fatal 2008 tragedy at the K2 mountain in Pakistan are among the movies to watch today and tomorrow at the VIFF....

Kick Ass female characters don't get the credit they deserve

While "Kick Ass 2" shows that women can be powerful characters, it falls short by taking center stage away from them. Should "Kick Ass" really be named "Hit Girl"?