Meet the creators championing British Columbia’s Creative Industries

B.C. Finalists for the 2023 Governor General’s Literary Awards

The Governor General's Literary Awards stand as a cornerstone of Canada's rich literary landscape, representing both tradition and excellence.

2023 #WatchBC Spooky Roundup

From the iconic X-FILES to the chilling THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, British Columbia has served as a hauntingly picturesque backdrop for numerous productions. If you're in search of a fresh, spooky show with ties to B.C., here's a roundup of some of the latest ones.

Netflix and Women in Animation Vancouver Announce World Premiere of OSTINATO

In an eagerly anticipated collaboration, Netflix and Women in Animation Vancouver (WIA) have announced the world premier date of the short film OSTINATO, produced by ACE Canada. Supported by the Canada Media Fund, Creative BC, and Telefilm Canada, this innovative project will debut at the Oscar-accredited Spark Animation Festival in Vancouver. 

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM): Fostering Inclusive Workplaces

October marks Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), a pivotal time to recognize the significance of inclusive hiring and work environments.

Celebrating Excellence in Children’s Literature: The 2023 CCBC Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) recently made waves in the literary world as it unveiled the winners of its prestigious English-language children's book awards. This year's celebration was a momentous occasion, marking the 25th anniversary of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. The winners have not only captured our hearts but have also made history.

Zeb’s Spider: A Whimsical #WatchBC Story Tailor-Made for Autumn

In the realm of stop-motion animation, Alicia Eisen, who was living in Vancouver during the film's creation, joined forces with Vancouver film director and production designer Sophie Jarvis to introduce us to a unique and intriguing world in their National Film Board of Canada production, ZEB'S SPIDER.

Jade Music Fest 2023: Elevating Chinese-Language Music in Canada and Beyond

The Jade Music Fest returns to Vancouver for its second year, promising an extraordinary celebration of music and culture.

B.C. Artists Celebrated at BreakOut West in Kelowna

Organized by the Western Canadian Music Alliance, BreakOut West is a yearly music gathering comprised of an immersive music development conference, music festival and award ceremonies. The 2023 edition of the BreakOut West Festival took place from October 11 to 15 in Kelowna.

B.C. Book Profile: Okanagan Eats

Discover the culinary treasures of the Okanagan Valley in "Okanagan Eats: Signature Chefs' Recipes from British Columbia's Wine Valleys" by Dawn Postnikoff and Joanne Sasvari.

Reel Green™ Celebrates Waste Reduction Week: Paving the Way for a Greener Motion Picture Industry

Waste Reduction Week, taking place from October 16th to 22nd, marks a dedicated time for individuals and organizations to reflect on their environmental impact and find innovative ways to reduce waste.

Scotiabank Giller Prize Unveils its 2023 Shortlist

On October 11, the Scotiabank Giller Prize unveiled its 2023 shortlist, marking the 30th anniversary of the renowned literary award. 

Advancing Sustainability in Entertainment: The Sustainable Production Forum (SPF)

The Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) is a global conference that shines a spotlight on accelerating sustainability in the motion picture industry.