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5 Must-See Films At VIFF 2014

Heather Magee | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Choosing what to see if always a bit daunting, as it's hard to squeeze 341 films into the span of two weeks. So to help you prepare your VIFF viewing schedule, here's five films I wouldn't miss.

Vancouver Film Festivals Call for Submissions

Heather Magee | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

The film festival season unofficially begins in snowy Sundance followed by Tribeca, Cannes and all of the corresponding hype that follows. Come fall, it's Canada's turn to host the glitterati and a roster of impressive filmmakers beginning in September with TIFF, followed by two fests on the West Coast that filmsters flock to.

My Day As A Movie Extra

Heather Magee | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

For nothing more than a laugh, my husband and I signed up for a local agency responsible for wrangling movie extras. And we get called -- a lot. Our availability limits what we can do, as we both have 9-5 day gigs, but I happened to have this past Monday off which co-ordinated nicely with an extra opportunity for a feature film.

Hollywood Is Bleeding

AP | Ryan Nakashima and Nick Perry, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is...

VIFF 2013: Bruce Sweeney, Local Hero

Allan MacInnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

My favourite film to deal with life in Vancouver -- maybe even my favourite film to be made here -- remains Bruce Sweeney's 1998 offering, Dirty. Workshopped in a way informed by Sweeney's experiences at a VIFF forum with Mike Leigh, the film digs into the muck of the city's damaged psyche, offering characters that are unforgettable and all too familiar in their dysfunctionality -- including a pot-dealing dominatrix (the late, terrific Babz Chula); a painfully lonely schlub from Port Alberni with anger-management issues (Ben Ratner); a student saddled with massive student loan debt and an eating disorder (Nancy Sivak); and an anal, preening UBC student with a secret need to be spanked and humiliated (played by the great local actor, filmmaker and UBC professor Tom Scholte).

Fiona Morrow

Can VIFF Save B.C. Film?

HuffingtonPost.com | Fiona Morrow | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

It may provide a veritable smorgasbord of international cinematic offerings, but this year, the Vancouver International Film Festival is also going bi...

Could 'World Of Warcraft' Save Hollywood North?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The film adaptation of the popular online game "World of Warcraft" is set to film in the Vancouver area, a production that one observer says could sav...

Jumbo Worries For B.C. Film

CBC | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The unexpected Liberal victory in Tuesday’s provincial election is good news for B.C.’s business community — but not every industry is celebrati...

Vancouver Film Students Make Cannes Film Festival

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Film School graduates are headed to Cannes after their short film was selected for the prestigious annual film festival. "Butterfly" has ...

B.C. Special Effects Jobs Sent Overseas

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Movie visual effects (VFX) artists working in B.C. say post-production companies are taking advantage of the province's tax credits, then subcontracti...

How B.C. Made 'Twilight' Movies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Author Stephenie Meyer says that shooting the "Twilight" films based on her books in British Columbia was key to making the movies "beautiful." B.C...

B.C. Winners At The Oscars

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

While Canada's big connection to the 2013 Oscars was Best Picture winner "Argo," British Columbians took home two golden statues on Sunday night. ...

Minister Shouted Down By B.C. Filmmaker

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. filmmaker shouted down the province's cultural development minister Thursday as he announced new funding some in the film industry say won't he...

Did You Know These Films Were Shot In B.C.?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia's film industry, responsible for popular films such as "Watchmen," "Jumanji" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," is shaping up ...

Hollywood Likes Vancouver: Dix

CBC | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. New Democrat leader Adrian Dix says Hollywood productions want to work in Vancouver and the province needs to do more to attract them. ...

B.C.'s Political Bollywood Brawl

Shachi Kurl | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

Timing is everything in B.C. politics. And wouldn't you know, it's also the essence of thousands of Bollywood films. A chance meeting that develops into forbidden love? Bollywood. The moment the evil uncle clunks granny on the head and makes off with the family fortune, leaving the heroine a pauper? Bollywood. But who thought India's prolific Hindi film industry would be at the centre of a dramatic saga of its own, playing out on location over the next five months across British Columbia's political soundstage?

Times Of India Film Awards: Will B.C. Benefit From Bollywood Event?

Adeel Suhrwardy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Adeel Suhrwardy

The B.C. premier announced this week Metro Vancouver will host the Times of India Film Awards. Reactions within the South Asian community are mixed; some are touting it as a political ploy to gain South Asian votes. What remains to be seen is if the community and businesses at large will be able to tap into the longer term business opportunities an event of this nature can provide.

Going To Bat For B.C. Film

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democratic Party Leader Adrian Dix hopes to land a supporting role in saving the province's television and film ind...

Thousands Rally For B.C. Film

CBC | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of film industry professionals packed into a warehouse at a North Vancouver studio Tuesday night as part of a growing movement to save B.C....

Bollywood's Coming To Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver will see Bollywood's most glamorous stars as it hosts the inaugural Times of India Film Awards in April, announced B.C. Premier Christy Clar...