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Into Light follows a mother and child as they navigate the complexities of gender identity

Set against the crystalline Northern landscape of Yellowknife, Into Light directed by B.C.’s Sheona McDonald, captures a season of change as a mother and daughter navigate the complexities of gender identity together.   Into Light (2021), National Film Board of Canada   Co-written by the subject and McDonald, the film offers one family’s unique perspective […]

B.C. Book Publishers win 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes

The West Coast Book Prize Society announced the winners of the 37th annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. Prizes are awarded annually to recognize the achievements of B.C. authors and publishers. Award winners are selected through a juried system, with five finalists in each prize category, including the winner selected in each prize category. To […]

#WatchBC at VIFF 2021!

British Columbia’s biggest annual celebration of cinema, VIFF, is just around the corner. From October 1-11, film lovers province-wide will enjoy over 110 feature films, 75+ shorts, talks and conferences at VIFF 2021.  You can enjoy the full cinematic experience at VIFF’s friendly, safe festival venues and stream over 80% of the festival program on VIFF Connect. Big […]

B.C.’s Arsenal Pulp Press and Douglas & McIntyre make the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

Today, September 8, 2021 Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, announced the 2021 longlist. The Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. Last year’s winner, Souvankham Thammavongsa announced the list today on www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/live. It was also announced via the Scotiabank Giller Prize’s YouTube and Facebook […]

Curating films in an Indigenous Renaissance with Rylan Friday

To commemorate Indigenous History Month, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and Museum of Vancouver (MOV) present the Who We Are film series in conjunction with MOV’s latest exhibition, That Which Sustains Us. Launching on VIFF Connect on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), the series programmed by Indigenous curators Rylan Friday, Jasmine Wilson and Sharon Fortney includes five feature films showcasing […]

Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards Celebrate Indigenous Talent in Canada

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Awards span 18 categories, celebrating solo artists, duos and groups from across Canada by showcasing the diverse and growing music and culture of artistic expression and accomplishment within the Indigenous community. Category winners will be announced and honoured at a special ceremony streamed live from the National Arts Centre on […]