DOXA: A Conversation with the Director of Programming, Selina Crammond
Documentaries / Features / Interviews

DOXA: A Conversation with the Director of Programming, Selina Crammond

Since 1998 DOXA has been providing a carefully curated selection of documentaries from Canada and around the world. In her second year as Director of Programming, Selina Crammond talks to us about changes in the festival, highlights some of this year’s films, and shares her advice for festivalgoers. DOXA runs May 2-12 at various venues … Continue reading

JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop
Features / Interviews / Vancity (Year Round) / Vancity Theatre

JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop

by Hogan Short Novelist Laura Albert created JT LeRoy as a pseudonym for her semi-autobiographical novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in 1999. But when the books took off, readers, journalists and publishers all expected to meet JT. For a while, Albert kept them at arm’s length by conversing on the … Continue reading

Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity
Features / Interviews / true north / Vancity (Year Round) / Vancity Theatre

Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity

by Noémie Attia Hi Tom and Curtis! Would you like to present yourselves?  Curtis: Sure. My name is Curtis Woloschuk, I’m the associate director of programming for VIFF and that deals both with the festival and the year round programming. As part of my festival responsibilities, I lead the programming of our Canadian section, both … Continue reading

WHAT WALAA WANTS: A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTY GARLAND by Hogan Short
Features / Interviews / Panorama / Vancity (Year Round) / Vancity Theatre / viff / VIFF 2018

WHAT WALAA WANTS: A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTY GARLAND by Hogan Short

What Walaa Wants played at VIFF 2018 and will be screening again at VIFF Vancity Theatre this coming Wednesday February 27th. This film follows Walaa from the ages 15-21 as this defiant young girl navigates formidable obstacles to reach her dream of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces. Often times we see stories … Continue reading