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#ListenBC at SXSW 2023

In mid-March, the global music community travels once again to the South by Southwest® Music Festival in Austin, Texas, for seven days and nights of music discovery, making connections and celebrating the magic of live music. SXSW has announced the full list of over 1000+ artists scheduled to perform on 79 stages, as well as […]

Anthony Shim’s RICEBOY SLEEPS to Screen in Theatres across Canada

  Anthony Shim’s sophomore feature RICEBOY SLEEPS will premiere for a limited release in theatres across Canada starting on March 17, 2023. One of the most anticipated film releases of 2023, RICEBOY SLEEPS has won top awards on the global festival circuit including the prestigious TIFF Platform Prize. The film is currently in the running […]

An interview with Brittany Tiplady and Kristi Alexandra, Co-editors of Loose Lips Magazine

Brittany Tiplady and Kristi Alexandra (co-editors) met while studying journalism at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, becoming partners in an entrepreneurial journalism project. Over the last seven years, that project lives on as Loose Lips Magazine – an online publication representing diverse voices and exploring topics such as local arts, culture, and women’s health. BC Creates interviewed […]

Vancouver’s Blackbird Interactive makes The New Yorker’s Best Video Games List of the Year for Hardspace: Shipbreaker

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Blackbird Interactive (BBI) is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent studio – behind such games as Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, and the upcoming Homeworld 3 and Minecraft Legends.  Founded by Rob Cunningham, Yossarian King, and Aaron Kambeitz in 2010, the award-winning Vancouver studio boast its own internal CG cinematics department, […]

The Association of Book Publishers of BC honour UBC Press and Margaret Reynolds at annual awards ceremony

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) announced the 2022 recipients of two awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the province’s publishing industry. UBC Press, for the project RavenSpace, will receive the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award, and Margaret Reynolds will receive the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award. The recipients will be […]

An interview with TeLeni Koochin, Publisher, BAZOOF! Magazine

We all know that kids are the future – but how is the magazine industry playing its part? Led by publisher TeLeni Koochin and winner of Parents’ Choice Awards®, BAZOOF! magazine encourages reading, learning and creativity in children, even giving them the chance to be published. TeLeni Koochin trained in theatre arts education and began […]

21 thrilling titles filmed in B.C. to watch this Halloween

Nowhere does spooky quite like the Pacific Northwest. From 80s classics to a suite of jump scares from Mike Flanagan, discover 21 iconic and fresh thrillers, horror and Halloween-themed films and tv series that were shot in and around Vancouver.   The Haunting of Hill House (2018)   The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) Midnight […]

Western Canadian Music Awards 2022 B.C. Winners

The Western Canadian Music Awards celebrates the best of artistic and industry talent in western Canada. This year, the WCMA celebrates 20 years of being Canada’s largest music industry event. Award winners were announced at Breakout West 2022  in Calgary, AB. See the complete list of winners from British Columbia below.   Blues Artist of […]