Pride weekend is in full swing this weekend in Vancouver, and we hope everyone is having a fabulous time!!! After that great celebration starts another one, The Vancouver Queer Film Festival August 9th-19th 2018. The theme this year is ‘To the Moon and Back’
We are always happy to be asked to be a Community Partner and to once again have a partner screening. Let’s introduce you to this year’s film, playing Friday August 10 at 7pm at the International Village. The Director Sook-Yin Lee will be in attendance for a Q& A after the film!!! Tickets available now.
On the same day Tyler is fired from her dead-end job, she learns her estranged father, Octavio, has passed away. All her life, Tyler’s overbearing mother has lead her to believe her father wanted nothing to do with her, but after a strained meeting with Octavio’s lawyer, Tyler finds herself in possession of his decrepit and eccentric apartment—an apartment that both scares her and compels her to change her life.
Directedby the multi-talented Sook-Yin Lee a filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, dance-maker, and radio & TV broadcaster. The former MuchMusic VJ is a three-time Gabriel Award-winning radio and TV broadcaster know for her personal storytelling program DNTO on CBC Radio One, and the podcast Sleepover. She starred in John Cameron Mitchell’s groundbreaking movie Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Year of the Carnivore, Leeʼs debut feature as writer-director, stars Cristin Milioti and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. She is in the band JOOJ with albums on Last Gang Records/eONE Music Canada. – I remember her from the band Bob’s your Uncle 🙂
We have a great mix of films at the festival this year. Some of these films have been around the film festival circuit, some are new to it, some are very well deserved award winners, and those who haven’t won something yet are sure to as they make their way around the globe. We hope that you will come out to support independent film makers and see these films in Vancouver this summer because they are not to be missed. You can get your tickets now on FilmFreeway
Run time: 12 min 24 sec Country of Origin: United States Director: Kevin Sluder Starring: Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros, Ron Morehouse
Synopsis: Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.
Run time: 6 min 52 sec Country of Origin: UK Director:Mick Dow Starring: Becky Black, Richard Gittins
Synopsis: On Sunday morning the council offices were empty apart from two employees. At 9.20am they were abducted and taken to an unknown location. Kidnapped, tied up and locked in a box, unlikely heroes Ally and Mark have to make a decision. Do they stay or get out? A darkly comic film noir in a box.
Run time: 9 min 20 sec Country of Origin: Canada Director: Jean-Claude Leblanc Starring: Sébastien Huberdeau, Maude St-Pierre
Synopsis: When J.-F. is inexplicably drawn to the chair in which a man committed suicide, style isn’t the only thing the leather antique brings to his home. Suddenly overcome by fantasies both nightmarish and erotic, he gets rid of the chair immediately, only to have it claimed by his friend Aly, who soon finds herself spellbound by shocking visions of her own violent death. As the horror escalates, it’s up to J.-F. to save his friend before she is driven to a very gruesome fate.
Run time: 18 min 33 sec Country of Origin: France Director: Charlotte Cayeux Starring:Zoé Garcia, Lilas Richard
Synopsis: Zoé, 15 years old, enters a strict boarding school. Around her, pupils are playing and attending classes with faded eyes. Through their obsequious facade, the supervisors’ violence lurks. One day Zoé meets Marie and understands what they are destined for.
Run time: 11 min 15 sec Country of Origin: Canada Director: Jordan Barnes-Crouse Starring:Kallie Jean Sorensen, Gabriel Carter
Synopsis: Toiling away in a makeshift lab, Dr. Barry Slater has finally made a breakthrough: THE CHRONOSPHERIC RE-OSCILLATOR, a device able to transmit artifacts across time. But when he materializes a recording from his future self, he decides to become his next test subject, despite the cautioning of his young wife Georgina. When the experiment goes awry, Georgina suddenly finds herself transported to another time, and the man resembling her husband may no longer be who, or what, he seems.
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
Hello Everyone! Just a quick post to let all you awesome filmmakers know that submissions are open over at our FilmFreeway site page. Early Bird rates run from September 15 – October 13 (Yes! a Friday the 13th in October!) We had so many great submissions last year, and are looking forward to what crazy, bloody, awesomeness will be submitted to this year’s!
We will only be selecting films that have gone through our Cinemafantastique 4 FilmFreeway site page and not via our company/personal emails or social media platforms, and we are very pleased to offer hugely competitive submission rates! As a non-profit all money goes into making the festival the best it can be. We’re looking forward to seeing your films this season!!