Women in Film & Television Vancouver is excited to announce the lineup for the 13th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF). Head over to Vancity Theatres from March 6th – 11th for an extraordinary collection of contemporary cinema created by women from around the world including free events all day long on International Women’s Day (March 8th). For information on screenings and festival events visit www.womeninfilm.ca #VIWIFF #IWD
If you can’t wait till March to watch some great films, don’t forget that the 4th annual Vancouver Baddass Film Festival is coming up February 23, 24, 25th at The Rio Theatre! They had a hard time fitting all the Badass films into a one day event so they made it 3 days this year!!
- See premieres of the best in new extreme short and feature length cinema from Vancouver and around the world.
- Meet indie filmmaking legends old and new.
- Enjoy stunning spectacles from the Caravan of Creeps and lively event hosts.
- Be inspired by interactive sessions with filmmakers, casts and crew.
#vbaff #filmfestival #vancouver #riotheatre #horrormovies #actionmovies #badass
Cinemafantastique Fest with Shivers Film Society and Women in Film & Television Vancouver co-present and celebrate this year’s NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY together at the NORM THEATRE in VANCOUVER – April 20th, 7:00pm (DOORS @ 6:00pm) with an amazing slate of Canadian genre films rooted in horror with a sexy and darkly humorous edge. Women filmmakers abound this year, acting, producing, writing, and directing. Special guests TBA. Come and check out the follow-up to #VIWIFF2016’s dark genre programme and the precursor to this summer’s #Cinemafantastique Film Fest!
FREE ENTRY – LICENSED!
FILMMAKERS in attendance to engage in discussions and a meet & greet!
THE NORM THEATRE – 6138 Student Union Blvd #130, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.
April 20th, 2016, 7:00 (Doors @ 6:00!)
OFFICIAL LINEUP AND FILMMAKERS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK HERE:
Twitter: @ShiversFilm @FestFantastique
Local filmmaker Karen Lam’s short film Chiral follows an anxiety-ridden art dealer (Nelson Leis) who chases a thief (Vanessa Walsh) from his art gallery out into the night, only to come face to face with his doppelgänger. The narrative is a tense nightmarish odyssey, set against the backdrop of the gritty industrial alleyways of the Vancouver east side.
Lam’s use of intimate shaky-cam cinematography and a pulsing score heighten the lead character’s anxiety and places the audience inside his head as his uneasy night turns from routine to surreal. When the man confronts the thief at the story’s climax, the stressful tone reaches uncomfortable heights that will leave VIWIFF’s audience hanging at the edge of their seats.
Another great film from Karen Lam, Chiral is one of the many highlights in the “70% Dark” Genre Short Film Program that VIWIFF attendees will not soon forget.
Catch #Chiral on Friday March 11th at 4:00 PM at #VIWIFF2016.
(written by Turner Stewart)
The VIWIFF runs March 8 – 13 at the Vancity Theatre.
70% DARK SHORTS PROGRAM: Friday, March 11th, 4:00 – 6:00
CRUSHED: Friday, March 11th, 6:30 pm
END OF DAYS, INC.: Friday, March 11th, 9:30 pm
Filmmakers in attendance! More info here: www.womeninfilm.ca
More genre films to follow April 20th, 2016, at NCFD presented by Cinemafantastique Fest, Shivers Film Society, Women in Film Vancouver. https://www.facebook.com/events/909898079107739/