Insiders’ Blog: Celebrating Dragons & Tigers
Asian Cinema / Awards / Guest Posts

Insiders’ Blog: Celebrating Dragons & Tigers

By Adam Cook VIFF’s characteristically diverse and large lineup of films runs the gamut from documentaries to commercial films, to arthouse, and everywhere in between, but if there’s one thing this festival is, and should be, known for, it’s the long running Dragons & Tigers program. Originated by programmer Tony Rayns in 1994, this section’s … Continue reading

Insider’s Blog: Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures at VIFF
Adam Cook / Guest Posts

Insider’s Blog: Hidden Pasts, Digital Futures at VIFF

By Adam Cook In cinema’s century-plus spanning lifetime, technological developments, evolutions, and changes have kept the medium on its toes. Always adapting in form, movies went from silent to sound, from short to long, from black and white to colour, from celluloid to digital—with countless smaller, but no less important changes in between. Each time … Continue reading

Adam Cook / Film Reviews / Guest Posts / Membership Plus+

Insider’s Blog: Hou Hsiao-hsien & The Assassin

By Adam Cook For those who aren’t familiar with the Taiwanese master of cinema Hou Hsiao-hsien, now is the perfect opportunity to make up for lost time. His long-awaited film The Assassin will be playing at this year’s VIFF (and for an extended run at Vancity Theatre following the festival! TICKETS). Now 68 years of … Continue reading