Film

VIFF chinoiserie: Taiwan island fever, mainland navel-gazing

Taiwan's Hsiao Ya-chuan upholds Hou Hsiao-hsien lineage; PRC documentarian world-premieres her narrative film debut; director-producer duo Nai An and Yang Mingming co-star in feminist tragicomedy

A dog lover’s cinematic delight, Spielberg’s dip back into the 1980s and another expose of a financial racket

Also the emotional life story of a BC slam poet, and three new films from France (one about the country our peacekeepers are going to)

Quebec Film and Television Commission returns to the American Film Market

After choosing to not attend the American Film Market in 2016, the QFTC (Quebec Film and Television Commission) is now preparing to follow tradition and maintain a booth at the AFM once again in...

Hell Notes

"Yangtze Landscape" -- dystopian downside of 'Chinese miracle' @ VIFF in gorgeous B+W

A rising tide that swamps all boats

VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhere

DOXes without Topses

Short -- but suite -- documentaries shine at DOXA

Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in

Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story

How to make a movie with a little help from your friends

About two years ago, Ross Munro and his wife María were juggling their work-schedules, their shooting-schedule and their crew’s schedules in order to complete the final scenes of A Legacy of Whining...
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepts the Oscar for best documentary short

Canadian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins documentary short Oscar

LOS ANGELES — A searing look at honour killings in Pakistan earned Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy an Academy Award on Sunday night. The 37-year-old director claimed her second...
"Tricks on the Dead" a film by Jordan Paterson

Vancouver filmmaker premiers "Tricks on the Dead," an epic film about WWI's Chinese labourers

Documentary Filmmaker Jordan Paterson premieres "Tricks on the Dead," a film about the Chinese Labourers in WWI