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#WATCHBC online at VIFF 2020

British Columbia’s biggest annual celebration of cinema, VIFF, is just around the corner. From September 24 – October 7th, film lovers province-wide will enjoy over 100 feature films and events showcasing exciting, groundbreaking and provocative cinema and creators from around the globe. For the first time, audiences across B.C. can watch VIFF curated cinema and viewers around the world can tune into VIFF Talks and Conferences via VIFF’s new online streaming platform, VIFF Connect.

Curated below are the 21 B.C. films selected for this year’s festival. Purchase passes and tickets to VIFF 2020 here

 

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Benny’s Best Birthday, Benjamin Schuetze

 

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Brother, I Cry, Jessie Anthony

 

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Cake Day, Phillip Thomas

 

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Canucks Riot II, Lewis Bennett

 

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Chained, Titus Heckel

 

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Cosmic, Meredith Hama-Brown

 

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The Curse of Willow Song, Karen Lam

 

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Deeper I Go, Michael P. Vidler

 

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First Person Shooter, Cole Kush

 

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Fucking Idiots, David Milchard

 

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Laura, Kaayla Whachell

 

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The Magnitude of All Things, Jennifer Abbott

 

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Monkey Beach, Loretta Sarah Todd

 

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The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel, Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott

 

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A New Leash on Life, Daniel Jeffery

 

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Nuxalk Radio, Banchi Hanuse

 

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Rag Doll, Leon Lee

 

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Spring Tide, Jean Parsons

 

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Sunken Cave and a Migrating Bird, Qiuli Wu

 

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The Train Station, Lyana Patrick

 

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tu, Suzanne Friesen

 

Congratulations to VIFF for their resilient pivot for their 39th edition!

Apple TV+’s “See” Nominated for Outstanding Locations for 7th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards

“See” Season 1 has been nominated for Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series for the 7th Annual Location Managers Guild Awards. The Location Managers Guild Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of location professionals in television, commercials and feature films. The awards spotlight the craft, honoring productions in which the creative use of film locations set the tone, enrich the character and inspire the narrative.

 

C/O Apple TV+ 

 

The Apple TV+ series takes place in the distant future, after a deadly virus decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss — the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see — who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who wants the twins destroyed. Alfre Woodard stars as Paris, Baba Voss’s spiritual leader.

 

 

C/O Apple TV+ 

The series filmed in various locations in the Vancouver Island North region including Buttle Lake, Ralph River, Myra Falls all in Strathcona Provincial Park and Campbell River’s Discovery Industrial Park. Visit Vancouver Island North Film Commission’s website to learn more about the regions “See” was filmed in. Earlier this year, “See” was announced to be returning for Season 2. Learn more about “See” on Apple TV+.

See' Trailer | Hollywood Reporter

C/O Apple TV+ 
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Whister Film Festival Announces Finalists for Producers Lab

The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has selected six Canadian producers, with five hailing from British Columbia, to participate in its seven-month, multi-phased Producers Lab. Designed to prepare Canadian producers to develop, pitch, market, and sell their creative content, the Lab is focused on strengthening original scripted feature projects.

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The six producers and projects selected for the 2020 WFF Producers Lab are:

Alex Duong (BC) with BREAKING BREAD
Sibel Guvenc (ON) with LOYA
Camille Hollett-French (BC) with MAN IN PIECES
Kate Kroll (BC) with RED WINGS
Todd McCauley (BC) with THE MEDICINE LINE
Krista Rand (BC) with RE:UNITING

Phase I will take place online throughout June and will be followed by a five-month mentorship program. Participants who complete Phase I will be invited to participate in Phase II, a business immersion experience leading up to and during the Whistler Film Festival and Content Summit from December 2 to 6, 2020.

WFF Producers Lab faculty consists of accomplished experts with extensive production experience and comprehensive knowledge of the entertainment industry. The returning program facilitator is John Galway (ON), President, Harold Greenberg Fund. The Producers Lab faculty includes Producers Lab alumna Lauren Grant (ON), Producer, Clique Pictures (RIOT GIRLS); Jason James (BC), Producer/Director, Resonance Films Inc. (ENTANGLEMENT); and Damon D’Oliveira (ON), Producer/Founder, Conquering Lion Pictures Inc. (BOOK OF NEGROES).

The WFF Producers Lab is presented by Netflix in association with Telefilm Canada, and sponsored by Creative BC and the Canadian Media Producers Association.

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The B.C. Film Industry Adapts to Support Each Other

British Columbians take a collaborative approach and bring heart to every production. Together, the provincial ecosystem of film and television resources is devoted to providing a premier centre for screen production with an unmatchable sense of community. Productions, suppliers, vendors and companies throughout the province are finding creative ways to go above-and-beyond in giving back to the communities in which they film, adapting to support each other and its neighbouring industries during this time. We look at a few local industry companies that have acclimatized to accommodate the health industry.

Vancouver film industry supplier offering battery power for hospital equipment
Portable Electric

Portable Electric, well-known for manufacturing, selling and renting its battery-powered, no noise, no emission generators used on film and television productions has worked to pivot to health services to assist with non-traditional areas that can accommodate health services. Their signature VOLTstack generator unit is powering temporary triage centres, mobile clinics and drive-through testing. Read more in the original article by Business in Vancouver.


Vancouver Mobile Dressing Rooms

Vancouver Mobile Dressing Rooms, a leader in the mobile entertainment company yielding the largest fleet of trucks and trailers in Vancouver set up one of their new eco-friendly cast trailers to support the B.C. Governments Mobile Medical Unit positioned at the Abbotsford Hospital. Their unit will be used as a place for Correctional Officers to shower, and isolate while on and off active duty. Vancouver Mobile Dressing Room continues to collaborate and work with the community to provide safe mobile areas to prevent outbreaks and support those seeking isolation.

 


ABC “The Good Doctor”

The popular ABC series filmed here in B.C. and produced by Brightlight Pictures, “The Good Doctor”, was among the medical productions in North American to contribute by donating masks, gowns and gloves to medical workers and hospitals in need. Brightlight Pictures worked directly with the provincial government to ensure that medical supplies from the series were being distributed where needed and abided by national safety standards.

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