Vancouver Women in Film Festival March 3rd – 8th

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The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival returns this week! Hope you will be able to make it out to see some great films.  In addition to film screenings, the festival offers Artist Talks (free), VR experiences (free), post screening discussions, workshops, Galas and Receptions, an Award ceremony and an International Screenplay Competition.

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We are once again thrilled to be a partner with a special screening of “Riot Girls” by Canadian filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic on Wednesday March 4th at 9:00pm!! Jovanka Vuckovic as well as producer Lauren Grant will be in attendance. For more information and tickets visit viwff.ca

Producer Lauren Grant will be hosting a workshop on: Genre Producing in Canada: A Case Study of Riot Girls on March 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM tickets available Info: viwff.ca

And don’t forget that that applications are still being accepted for this year’s WIFTV: From our Dark Side.

See you at the screening March 4!! #VIWFF2020

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Vancouver Short Film Festival is coming Jan 24-26, 2020

VSFF_Tickets_Social Media ImageOnce again we are excited to Community Partner with the Vancouver Short Film Festival, who are bringing their great line-up (as always) of short film, video and animation from West Coast Canadian filmmakers!!

The 8th annual festival event will once again be at the Vancity theatre, and will kick things off Friday Jan 24, 2020 with a 10 year retrospective screening at 7pm, followed by the Opening Reception at 9pm; for ticket and pass holders. ( There will be wine and snacks too!!)

Saturday is a full day starting at 1:30pm and ending with the ever popular After Dark Programme at 10pm. (we will be in attendance for that!). Sunday programme starts a little later in the day at 3pm and the last programme starts at 6pm. If you are a ticket or pass holder you are invited to their Awards Ceremony and Closing Party at 9pm!!

Tickets are available through eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-short-film-festival-tickets-87061608615?aff=ebdssbeac

Wishing the filmmakers, attendees, and organizers all a great festival!!!

#VSFF2020 #KeepItShort

Here is a breakdown of the films appearing in this year’s After Dark Programme:

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DIRECTOR JOHN HOLLANDS / RUN TIME 7:30 MIN 

Newfoundland, 1840’s. In a house, perched on the edge of the world, a destitute but hopeful young man cares tirelessly for his bedridden mother. As her condition worsens, the boy is plagued with feverish visions as he is forced to confront the dark presence that has descended on the house.


DUÉRMETE NIÑO

DIRECTOR FREDDY CHAVEZ OLMOS / RUN TIME 9:30 MIN 

On an unsettling night in the 1940s, Alma, a religious mother of newborn twins, is constantly awakened by the disturbing sound of her crying babies. Using a new radio monitor to check on them from her bedroom, Alma encounters a series of unsettling events that might jeopardize even her own beliefs.


KILLING FOR SPARK

DIRECTOR MICHAEL SANGALANG / RUN TIME 10:40 MIN 

Two thirty-somethings find themselves in a rut. Work. Groceries. Laundry. Rinse. Repeat.  Another mundane day. Another trip home from the grocery store. Another meaningless fight in the car and an accident impacts their lives forever.  Reigniting their passion for life and one another in bloody love. First comes loathe, then comes murder.


FINDING URANUS

DIRECTOR IVAN LI / RUN TIME 7:00 MIN 

A Coming of Age Sci-Fi Film about Lost and Found


LIVE FEED

DIRECTOR STEPHANIE IZSAK / RUN TIME 5:00 MIN 

Chani has been streaming her party all night, enticing reluctant friend Keara to come. When their app starts glitching and an unexpected guest arrives, technology’s dark effect on our lives and our minds comes into a horrifying new light. Based on real technology found in our everyday lives, Livefeed is a playful cautionary nightmare giving new meaning to the work ‘cyberattack’.


WORDFLAY

DIRECTOR DUNCAN CARR, TYLER GILBERT / RUN TIME 7:00 MIN

A novice horror screenwriter is confronted by his own genre.


BLOW OUT

DIRECTOR DANIEL DAVID STEWART/ RUN TIME 7 MIN 
A comedy-horror about a woman finds a seemingly innocent balloon outside her front door. She brings it inside. Things get weird.

THE CHADDENING

DIRECTOR LEE SHORTEN, KATRINA SALISBURY / RUN TIME 5 MIN 
A young man moves into a college sharehouse only to find his new roomates aren’t what he expected.

….and We’re Back!!

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Cinemafantastique 5 is a go!!

We are so looking forward to another installment of Cinemafantastique! Our Cinemafantastique5 Film Freeway is up and running if you would like to submit your films. Once again we are looking for the weird and wonderful that make up the spectrum of Horror, Thriller, Sci-fi, and Erotic films…really we like anything that is on the Darkside (pun intended), so if you have an animation, drama, comedy, or a documentary film, you can submit that too!! Once again we would like to thank everyone for their patience while we attended to our Darkside adventures; we are excited to be back, and see what you talented folks have going on!

We’d also like to thank Richard and Samantha Lukacs of Crone Cult Pictures for the awesome photography we were able to use to make our graphics this year.

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Vancouver International Women In Film Festival Vancouver!! March 5-10, 2019

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We are delighted once again to be Community Partners with Women In Film + Television Vancouver for this awesome festival showcasing the very talented female filmmakers from around our globe. The festival is running March 5-10 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, as well as film screenings, the festival offers a variety of ancillary programming including workshops, pitch sessions, panel discussions, artist talks, receptions, an awards ceremony and more.  You can check out the full film line-up and schedule over at Women In film + Television Vancouver.

For our Community Partner film this year, we have a talented director that has played numerous times at Cinemafantastique Film Festival over the years….drum roll please….!

From Vancouver Gigi Saul Guerrero’s  film  LA QUINCEAÑERA !!! Running time 70min.

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Alejandra’s life is about to change forever on the night of her quinceañera, a coming of age ceremony held on a girl’s fifteenth birthday. In this daring revenge tale, a young girl will learn the limits of resilience and strength as she is thrust into the most extraordinary of situations over the course of 24 hours. The director has been praised for innovative work in the horror genre and this work reflects her recognizable style of Tex-Mex grit with a touch of grindhouse and gore.

Don’t miss this BC PREMIERE screening on Saturday, March 9, 9:30 pm. There will be a Q&A with Gigi after the screening as well!! Checkout the trailer below. We will also be giving away 2 TICKETS to the screening via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to like and follow so you know when that is happening!

Check out La Quinceañera’s  Facebook event page   and tickets are available now at Vancity Theatre – La Quinceanera

Also screening before La Quinceañera will be the North American Premiere of the short film Hearth by Quebec Director Sophie B. Jacques. Running time 11min

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A tension filled drama that follows Emillie as she returns home after renting her house to strangers. Will she discover what actually happened during her absence?

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See you at the Festival! #VIWFF2019

 

 

 

Cinemafantastique 4 Award Winners!!!

Thank you again to all the film makers for their submissions to this year’s festival! Here are this year’s winners…

BEST FEATURE

KYRSYÄ-TUFTLAND

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Directed By: Roope Olenius


BEST SHORT

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO

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Directed By: Laurel Vail


DIRECTOR’S SELECTION

THOSE WHO CAN DIE – (CEUX QUI PEUVENT MOURIR)

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Directed By: Charlotte Cayeux


AUDIENCE CHOICE

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO

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Directed By: Laurel Vail


SPECIAL JURY AWARD

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POPSY

Directed By: Julien Homsy


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HEARTLESS

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Directed By: Kevin Sluder