Vancouver International Film Festival

Galas, after parties and celebrations at the Whistler Film Festival

The wind chill was -20 degrees and the streets were icy yet there was no shortage of lovely holiday dresses, film industry big wigs and celebrities at this year’s Whistler Film Festival (WFF)...

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....

VIFF: last chance to catch a spirited drama and three documentaries

Three great documentaries and a drama are playing in the last two days of the 31st Vancouver International Film Festival.  Come As You Are: This one is true crowd-pleaser – it won...

Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie is this year’s VIFF opener

Midnight’s Children revives the magic and the painful history of India.

Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein brings more than great films to Vancouver

Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein has helped shape Vancouver culture over the years, and sets an example for others by giving back to the community.

Miss Representation highlights youth efforts to fight sexism in the media

I recently had the pleasure of attending Jennifer Siebel’s Miss Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Miss Representation explores the  under-representation of women in...

Enbridge, broken homes, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo:Canadian films to watch at the VIFF

There's plenty of Canadian content to watch for at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival. A documentary that exposes the dangers of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, a film that...

Filmmaker Saul Landau on a mission: Unveiling the real terrorist

Documentary fimmaker Saul Landau in a candid interview a propos of his new film "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" on U.S. Policy and Cuba-US relations.

VIFF films highlight sex traffic, class conflict and...yoga?

At the Vancouver International Film Festival, a brave documentary unveils high profile criminal organizations and uncovers a government failing to protect sex crime victims. In another film, a woman...