VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 5 Questions with René Brar
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VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 5 Questions with René Brar

Martin’s Pink Pickle, a film that’s part of this year’s VIFF BC Spotlight selection, is a witty and unconventional romantic comedy directed by René Brar. The film tells the story of Martin and Suzanne, who drive into the big city for a “medical appointment” that forces them to re-examine their lives and make some difficult decisions. We had the chance … Continue reading

VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 6 Questions with Jason Bourque
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VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 6 Questions with Jason Bourque

Coming soon to VIFF 2014 is a dark and gritty coming-of-age drama called Black Fly. Inspired by true events and directed by Jason Bourque, the film tells the story of Jake, a troubled teen with a father that died in a hunting accident and a mother that took her own life. While Jake escapes his abusive uncle, he gets the opportunity to … Continue reading

VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 6 Questions with Scott Renyard
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VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 6 Questions with Scott Renyard

Wild fish populations in BC have been declining since the late 70s, roughly the same time the open net fish farm industry began to grow fish in marine waters. Focusing on the research of biologist Alexandra Morton, filmmaker Scott Renyard links the crash of many fish species on Canada’s West coast to diseases spread from … Continue reading

VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 5 Questions with Kris Elgstrand
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VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 5 Questions with Kris Elgstrand

People express frustration in different ways, but for Carol, the main character from director Kris Elgstrand‘s feature film Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, writing brutally honest and threatening songs about people that have wronged her and leaving them on their voicemail is her way of dealing with stress and indignation. Filled with colorful cinematography and a … Continue reading

VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 6 Questions with Maureen Bradley
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VIFF 2014 BC Spotlight: 6 Questions with Maureen Bradley

Director Maureen Bradley’s debut feature Two 4 One (coming soon to the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival, September 25th to October 10th) is a bittersweet romantic comedy with a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. The movie tells the story of an oddball couple Miriam and Adam, who have an ill-advised and pivotal one night stand … Continue reading

VIFF BC Spotlight Program
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VIFF BC Spotlight Program

Launched in 2013, Vancouver International Film Festival’s BC Spotlight program highlights British Columbia-produced films screening at the festival each year. This year, the program features 13 spectacular BC films ranging from comedy, drama, horror, to documentary. Aside from the dedicated BC Spotlight programming initiative (12 films in 2013 and 13 films this year), VIFF will also be awarding the … Continue reading