Whistler Film Festival – Come Out and Support Made in BC Stories on Screen!

With Whistler Film Festival around the corner, make sure you support BC filmmakers and get your tickets to see these made in BC films!

Whistler Film Festival: November 29 – December 3, 2017

8 Minutes Ahead, DIR. Ben Hoskyn

Link: https://youtu.be/N2mFTUFjT8I

Cypher, DIR. Lawrence Le Lam

https://youtu.be/164Zc4MNCs0

Good Girls Don’t, DIR. Ana de Lara

Juggernaut, DIR. Daniel DiMarco

Link: https://youtu.be/5ARQFZUIteY

The Cannon, DIR. Marshall Axani

Link: https://youtu.be/DiVpCZ4HOqM

The Moment, DIR. Darcy Hennessey Turenne

Link: https://youtu.be/tvBZ6Bxbuk4

The Prodigal Dad, DIR. Robert Wenzek

Link: https://youtu.be/8zymM6Xm9Ps

 

The Heels!

Vancouver’s very own, The Heels, have released their new music video “Come Aroundthat mentions BC places and is shot from Vancouver to the Coquihalla, through Merritt and the Nicola Valley. How many places can you recognize?

Supported by Creative BC, the sassy song-writers are a captivating balance of three-part harmonies, grit and glamour.

Follow The Heels at theheelsmusic.com and all major social media platforms as The Heels Music.

Website: www.theheelsmusic.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/theheelsmusic/
Twitter: @theheelsmusic
Instagram: @theheelsmusic

Western Living Magazine

Originally from Salmon Arm, Julia Dilworth knew from an early age that she wanted to work at a Magazine. With a great deal of passion for the arts, Julia studied at UBC, Langara and BCIT, and with multiple degrees she now can hang her hat on two doors. Associate Editor for Western Living and Vancouver Magazine, Julia says she is “living the dream”.

Set for a move this fall, Julia is looking forward to applying some of Western Living Magazine’s home décor advise to her new living space. In addition to her growing passion for home décor Julia is very excited about this December’s issue where upcoming trends are explored and discussed. Vintage recipes will also be a highlight for this issue as local chefs have re-done recipes previously published in issues from the 70’s and 80’s to have a modern twist. Keep your eyes peeled for Western Living’s Christmas Plum Pudding.

Western Magazine has been providing readers with tips and stories as well as guides to travel, gardening and real estate, food, restaurants, wine-pairings and home design for over three decades. As Canada’s largest regional magazine, published 10 times a year, Western Living invites readers to stretch their imaginations about living in the West. 

Finger Food Studios – Helping you Drive Innovation

Finger Food is an award-winning technology company that helps businesses drive innovation and growth with solutions that utilize holographic computing, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Founded in 2009 by CTO Trent Shumay and led by CEO Ryan Peterson as a video game company, Finger Food pivoted in 2016 to embrace holographic technology, becoming the first company in Canada to become a Microsoft HoloLens agency partner.

With the support of its diverse and dedicated team of fearless innovators, Finger Food has built numerous large-scale holographic applications for global companies, including PACCAR, Lowe’s, Deschutes Brewery, Cirque du Soleil and more.

Constantly tackling projects with creativity and curiosity, Finger Food is home to the largest dedicated holographic development space in the world: The Holodeck. With over 25, 000 square feet of devoted warehouse space in Port Coquitlam, The Holodeck, is a game-changing, facility that enables the design and development of mixed and augmented reality applications. The applications and possibilities now available are vast and far-reaching.           

The 30th Annual Vancouver Writers Fest Explores the Power of Storytelling!

This year The Vancouver Writers Fest celebrates a remarkable 30-year history and Creative BC staff members have been present and in full support of the festivities! Inaugurated in 1988 and now a staple event in the literary community, The Vancouver Writers Fest brings local and international readers and writers together to reimagine the world we live in through storytelling.

This annual Festival is complimented with year-round programming where readers of all ages are encouraged to explore the Incite reading series at the Vancouver Public Library, Spreading the Word programs, and various special events with leading writers.

Find out more about The Vancouver Writers Fest programs.

 

 

 

Life Tree Media – The Best of Both Worlds

With a commitment to helping, healing and inspiring its readers, Life Tree Media brings written works to life by publishing books and offering authors additional editorial and marketing services.

Founded in 2013 by Maggie Langrick, Life Tree Media has made a name for itself in the publishing industry for its commitment to aiding personal growth and conscious communication. Pushing the boundaries of the traditional publishing model, the hybrid publishing model employed by Life Tree Media is giving more self-financed authors access to the mainstream marketplace. The creative and distribution services offered by Life Tree Media has contributed to the success of its published works. To date, Life Tree Media has had its books translated into four different languages, placed on bestsellers lists and the publisher is even the recipient of an international business book award!

 

POWELL RIVER LIVING MAGAZINE

Isabelle Southcott’s publication, Powell River Living Magazine, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, marking over a decade of serving the local Powell River community.  Nestled on the upper Sunshine Coast, Powell River Living Magazine is a locally owned and independent, leisure and lifestyle publication that reflects the lives and needs of local residents.

Southcott, a seasoned journalist who began her successful career working with daily newspapers in Nova Scotia, launched Powell River Living Magazine after realizing that her community was being underserved by the publishing industry.  She wanted to offer her readers the option of reading a magazine that focused on human successes rather than the sensationalism that so often consumes the industry.  Today, along with her Associate Publisher, Sean Percy, Southcott continues to offer her community access to diverse perspectives with 16 issues published per year for residents to enjoy.

She’s Calling the Shots

2xMore and BC Creates host a panel discussion with top executives from DHX Media, Rainmaker Entertainment as well as “2X More” program participant Heather Hawthorn-Doyle. On Thursday, March 2, join Women in View and BC Creates as they host “She’s Calling the Shots: Advancing Women Directors in Animation and Live Scripted.” The panel discussion taking […]

Creative Industries Week 2017

British Columbia is celebrating four BC’s industries that unite to form BC’s vibrant creative economy: film + tv; digital entertainment; music + sound recording; and book and magazine publishing.

This economy is thriving with increased activity locally and expanded presence internationally. From February 27 to March 4, 2017, these four industries join government and industry stakeholders to celebrate the official Creative Industries Week. Kicking off with a launch reception and events at  the BC Legislature,  the week’s agenda will include activities that the public may join for – from the Career Expo to Digital day, and a VIFF screening to participating events at The Vancouver Writers’ Fest.

BC’s dynamic creative sector is a key contributor to our diverse and growing economy. Annual BC revenues for film, television and digital media alone combined is $3 billion. The creative industries support 65,000 full-time skilled jobs plus thousands of part-time and contract workers.

Creative Industries Week aims to:

  • increase awareness and understanding across BC of the creative industries, their growing contributions to BC’s economy and the exciting career opportunities available in this sector;
  • unite the creative industries in the co-creation of an inter-industry showcase that offers networking and engagement for all who participate;
  • provide the Province of BC and the public with direct opportunity for engagement and connection with the creative industries at a time of unprecedented opportunity and innovation.

We hope you’ll join us at one of our events! Check out the Calendar of Activities

Calendar of Events Feb 27 – Mar 5, 2017

Celebrate Creative Industries Week with Us!

 

2017 Calendar of Events


 

Monday, February 27

Creative Industries Week 2017 Launch & Reception
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (by invite)
Victoria, BC

Tuesday, February 28

Creative Industries Week Showcase
11:00 am – 1:30 pm (by invite)
Victoria, BC

Wednesday, March 1

BC Creates Community Builders Award Reception
6:30 pm (by invite)
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Writers Festival + VPL, InCite – PUBLIC EVENT
7:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library

Thursday, March 2

She’s Calling the Shots: Advancing Women Directors in Animation + Live Scripted – PUBLIC EVENT
Space is limited. Free Admission but RSVP required.
RSVP to amber@womeninview.ca
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
www.viff.org

Arts Umbrella South Surrey 5th Anniversary
6:00 pm
Surrey, BC

VIFF Presents Window Horses – PUBLIC EVENT
Special Reception + Screening with Director Ann Marie Fleming
Reception at 6:15 pm
Screening at 7:30 pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
www.viff.org

Friday, March 3

MPPIA Film + Television Career Expo – PUBLIC EVENT
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Canada Post Building, 425 West Georgia Street
mppia.com/events/career-expo/registration

Saturday, March 4

Digital Day
9:30am – 6:30pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
digitaldays2017.com