Meet the creators championing British Columbia’s Creative Industries

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…

West Coast storytelling nominated for the 44th Annual National Magazine Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation is presenting a virtual ceremony on June 11th to celebrate the annual National Magazine Awards in Canada. The 44th annual awards will be hosted by Sandra E. Martin. This year, the National Media Awards Foundation…

Wings and Wizards merges world-building, art, tech, storytelling and design

There’s a new magical interactive experience coming to BC Place this summer. Wings and Wizards is an immersive entertainment experience that promises to bring a little magic back into the lives of the young and young-at-heart all summer long.…

B.C. winners and nominees at the 50th Anniversary JUNO Awards

The 2021 Juno Awards have wrapped for another year, delivering a virtual opening night and a virtual awards show to celebrate 50 years of the JUNO Awards on the weekend of June 4-6. View the list of B.C. artists, producers, companies and albums…

The saga of the Sunshine Coast with Howard White, author of Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt

Howard White was raised on the B.C. coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, B.C. He started Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing in the early 1970s and has published his…

B.C. Books Shortlisted for 2020 Governor General Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts is celebrating the best in Canadian literature with the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The awards recognize finalists and winners in seven categories, in both official languages, for readers of all ages.…

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…

B.C. Films and Television Series Nominated for 2021 Canadian Screen Awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced today the nominees for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards in 141 film, television, and digital media categories. The awards will be presented as a seven-part genre-based…

The Future of Film is Queer: An interview with Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams, directors of NFB’s SOMEONE LIKE ME

In Someone Like Me (National Film Board of Canada), director duo Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams take a verité approach to the generous and rough-edged nuances of what it means to sponsor an asylum seeker. The feature documentary chronicles…

Creative Industries Week 2021 Wrap Up: BC Creates Virtually

Today we say goodbye to this year's Creative Industries Week, BC Creates Virtually: Growing Forward in 2021. This year, the creative sector had an exciting opportunity to open up Creative Industries Week to the public for the first time. We…

Spotlight on Knowledge Network

Many locally produced projects are supported via B.C.’s public broadcaster, Knowledge Network, which commissions original documentary programming in partnership with B.C. independent filmmakers. As its name suggests, the channel supports and…

Meet B.C.’s Motion Picture Industry

British Columbians take a collaborative approach and bring heart to every production. Together, the provincial ecosystem of film and television resources, B.C.’s motion picture industry represents a mature, full-service global motion picture…