By: Hogan Short In 1995 VIFF showed the intense debut film Black List directed by Canada’s own Jean-Marc Vallée. It was apparent even then that this Canadian talent was going to be a force in the industry. Fast forward to the 2018 festival, VIFF will be awarding Vallée with the well earned VIFF Tribute Award. …
Director Sofia Bohdanowicz shares how she created the deeply felt portrait of 77-year-old Parisian astrologer Julianne, armed with just 30 rolls of 16mm film and a vintage Bolex camera.
A scathing satire of the film scene in our city, The Age of Adulting is a film nevertheless made with love and hope for a better future for Vancouver’s relationship to the seventh art. We caught up with director Mark Lewis to get his perspective on his film and its subject.
Ahead of the Indian Horse’s theatrical release, we spoke to director Stephen Campanelli about adapting the beloved novel to screen, and the role of narrative film in the ongoing work to address Canada’s dark history of treatment towards Indigenous people.
In our new series, Her Stories: Women Call the Shots, we invite contemporary women filmmakers to choose a film made by a woman which continues to inspire, and share it with our audience.
The Taviani brothers have been at the forefront of Italian cinema since the mid-1970s. The 2018 Italian Film Festival is a bittersweet opportunity to discover one last work of art from the singular pair of masters.