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Marie Clements captures the beauty of the land and people in Red Snow

  Red Snow follows Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, caught in an ambush in Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit…

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Let’s Hear It!

Mamarudegyal MTHC On March 7th, Music BC and Cushy Entertainment are hosting a live showcase in celebration of International Women's Day. The line-up features Turunesh, Mamarudegyal MTHC,  Missy D, DJ Denise and special guest host Tonye.…
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The Art of Asking with Nav Nagra, Publisher of Room Magazine

On March 11th, Room Magazine is hosting its fourth annual literary and arts festival celebrating diverse Canadian writers and artists, Growing Room. The festival was created in commitment to deepen learning about inclusion and accessibility,…

Heather Perluzzo frees herself through filmmaking

Heather Perluzzo is a film director originally from Montreal, Quebec. Her desire to tell female-driven narratives and reimagine traumatic life experiences through sci-fi brought her to Vancouver Film School in 2017. Since then, she has directed…

Michael Neill and Brian Lam of Arsenal Pulp Press Named 2019 ABPBC Award Recipients

Yesterday evening the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) honoured the recipients of two awards recognizing outstanding contributions to British Columbia’s publishing industry. Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press received…

The B.C. Artists nominated for 2020 JUNO Awards

  Canada's West Coast sweeps up multiple JUNO Award nominations for Canada's biggest night in music.   Among the nominees are namesake and rising talent from British Columbia. View the full list of British Columbian nominees…

The Top B.C.-Based Games to Play in 2020

Shaz Mohsin, a Vancouver-based game connoisseur with a penchant for discovering the best games in the business provided us his top B.C.-based games to put on your radar.   1. “Stela” by Skybox Labs. Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric…

Chelene Knight, CEO #LearnWritingEssentials & Breathing Space Creative 

“Sometimes being a leader means creating space by giving up your space.”     Chelene Knight knew fairly early on that she was a storyteller. “I was a really quiet kid, I wouldn’t talk a lot, but you could pull things…

Kat Jayme, Filmmaker, Finding Big Country

You could say that Kat Jayme was destined to become a filmmaker. “I’ve had a camera pointed at me all my life. My grandfather was a director in the Philippines, and so everything was documented.”   Kat grew up in Vancouver,…

Galiano Island Books’ Top 10 Books of 2019

Right around the corner from the exit of the Galiano ferry terminal sits the first independent bookstore of the island, Galiano Island Books. Since its opening in 1997, the storefront has remained the heart of the island’s arts and culture…

Interview with Lori Lozinski, President of Violator Films

Lozinski moved to Vancouver with a project management career in the telecommunications industry, but a week after arriving, the company claimed bankruptcy. Sometimes forced change is a good thing and as she started to look for a new job in a…

Mark Rabin Believes We Have the Technology to Transform the World

Mark Rabin, Founder and CEO of Portable Electric As a self-admitted energy nerd, Mark Rabin got into the film industry through the back door. “It started with my passion to understand the energy system we’re in today and how it’s transforming.” His…

Heidi Waechtler, Executive Director, Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

“To me, leadership means making space for new voices.” Heidi Waechtler grew up surrounded by books. “I always assumed I would move into writing books, but as I got older, I realized I was better at communicating with writers and helping…

An Interview with Rae Spoon, Musician, Author and Founder, Owner of Coax Records

“It’s important to lead by being open to learning things you don’t know.” – Rae Spoon Growing up, Rae Spoon was actually quite shy. Rae sang in a choir and started playing the guitar when they were 11. Music became their way of…

An Interview With Rachel Leiterman Director of “Man In The High Castle”

“Leadership is about supporting those who have a story to tell.”– Rachel Leiterman Rachel Leiterman was brought up in a film family. “My father was a director of photography, and early on in my childhood, he was doing groundbreaking…

Whistler Film Festival

The the 19th annual Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is taking place December 4th-8th, 2019. This festival features 90 films, inclusive of both Canadian and international productions. WFF provides the opportunity to connect filmmakers, showcase…

An Interview With Warren Dean Flandez, Musician and Founder of Studio Cloud 30

“We need leaders who are fearless.”– Warren Dean Flandez Warren Dean Flandez was born in Yellowknife, which he describes as ‘the coldest place on Earth.’ He then went on to live in Edmonton and Vancouver, he remembers the cold,…

BC Represented by 3 Writers Shortlisted for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize

This year, 3 highly talented writers based in British Columbia encompass half of the shortlist for the ScotiaBank Giller Prize. The full short list includes: Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis (Toronto, ON) Small Game Hunting…

The 10 Spookiest Movies and TV Shows Filmed in B.C.

By Mathew Parry, Locations Consultant - Creative BC  Right in time for Halloween, we explored some of the schlocky and scary movies and television shows filmed in B.C. from the spooky town of Greendale in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to…
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Behind the Scenes of the TV Series Project Blue Book

Where in BC did the filming take place? Are there any local landmarks we should lookout for when watching the series? Filming took place in and around the lower mainland with locations ranging from farmhouses to the downtown core including…

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…

Creative Industries Year in Review

From a year leading with nothing short of breaking headlines, we look to the year’s story highlights from the creative industries sector. From new initiatives to heart-warming good news, here are some of the highlights from book and magazine…

Binge #WatchBC

Watch the best from made-in-British Columbia films and TV series this winter. Here is a list of 21 titles made here in B.C. available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, CBC Gem and more.   FILMS   To All the Boys I’ve…

Eight B.C. feature films to watch at Whistler Film Festival 2020

Whistler Film Festival 2020 will be presented as an online experience from December 1-20, 2020, featuring film premieres, filmmaker and talent talks, and industry initiatives all scheduled for streaming convenience. The lineup will include up…

Access Reelworld, the new national database strengthening diversity and inclusion in Canada’s motion picture industry

Tonya Williams is leading the mission to diversify Canada's screen-based industries with the new database, Access Reelworld. Launched summer 2020, the database is creating access and inclusion for Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle…

BC Creators nominated for 2020 Prism Prize Awards

The 2020 edition of the annual show celebrating the best of Canadian music videos and their creators will take place on Thursday, July 23 at 5:00 PM PST on PrismPrize.com and the @PrismPrize Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. Following…

Feel in colour with Daniel Code and Graham Kew

Colour Study is a meditative and evocative experimental short film that will entrance you. Writers Charles Demers, Chelene Knight and Shazia Hafiz Ramji take us on a dreamy journey through ROYGBIV, while organizing objects and locations by their…

‘Who Am I’, directed by Adhel Arop

‘Who Am I’ tells the story of Adhel Arop’s quest for identity as she reconciles with her mother’s past as a child soldier in South Sudan.   Adhel Arop is a two-time award-winning documentary filmmaker residing in Vancouver,…

Luke Campbell Knows How to Rally a Network to Help Others

In early April we saw ICG 669’s former treasurer, Luke Campbell, take swift leadership in a DTES meal delivery initiative at the peak of COVID-19. His actions were quickly aided with support from Teamsters Local Union 155, IATSE and DGC members,…

An Interview with Kim Thé, Booking Representative & Artist Manager at Pebble Star Artists

Kim Thé gives us some incite into Pebble Star Artists, a full-service art management and booking agency for family friendly entertainment and young audiences. With a little help from Creative BC Kim talks about what the future looks like for…