VFF 2011 – go beyond the screen

■ The Process with Larry Weinstein – Get a sneak peek at the latest work by filmmaker Larry Weinstein (Mozart Balls, Inside Hana’s Suitcase): a “controversial political opera” about a former Canadian prime minister. Weinstein will walk the audience through the mostly-completed work, which will premiere across Canada April 16. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Odeon.

■ The Process with Larry Weinstein – Get a sneak peek at the latest work by filmmaker Larry Weinstein (Mozart Balls, Inside Hana’s Suitcase): a “controversial political opera” about a former Canadian prime minister. Weinstein will walk the audience through the mostly-completed work, which will premiere across Canada April 16. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Odeon.

■ Springboard Talks – Want to learn more about how a film is marketed? How about what makes Canadian actor Don McKellar tick? Don’t miss Springboard, where a wide range of Canadian film folk will each give a 15-minute presentation on a topic of their choice. 1:30-3:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 and 1:30-3:45 Sunday, Feb. 6 at Cap 6

■ Springboard Industry – This special industry program includes opportunities for one-on-one pitching sessions, master classes on topics like the multimedia landscape and networking receptions. A great opportunity for folks interested in the biz. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 4-6 at various locations.

■ A Literary View with Ron Mann – Stylish, celebrated filmmaker Ron Mann (Know Your Mushrooms, Grass, Tales of the Rat Fink) returns to VFF with In the Wake of the Flood, a short documentary about Margaret Atwood’s 2009 book tour. Instead of taking the typical tour approach, Atwood decided to create a “theatrical choral version” of her latest dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at Cap 6.

■ Dinner and More than a Movie – Once again, the Superior hosts an evening of delicious nosh, with saucy films for dessert. After a tapas-style dinner, enjoy a program of short erotic films. This event often sells out, so get tickets early. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 8 and 9 at the Superior.

■ Converge ­­— Take in shorts at the Victoria Bug Zoo, the Empress, a local radio station – or maybe even the middle of the street. Grab a wristband at the Oyster Bar (514 Homboldt) or the Parkside Victoria (810 Humboldt) and let the games begin. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.

■ Sips ’n’ Cinema –Like to pair your movie-watching with a fine wine or crisp cocktail? Catch two chances to sip and chat post-cinema: one at the Legacy Gallery, where you’ll enjoy wine and hor d’oeuvres after Lesson Plan, the other at Veneto, where one can try a wide range of cocktails while nibbling on appies after watching Fathers and Sons. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 (Lesson Plan) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 (Fathers and Sons). Advance tickets only.

Just Posted

UVic art display showcases craft of bookmaking

Art of the Book 2018 is in the Audain Gallery at UVic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Aug. 11

Celebrate local food with Feast of Fields in North Saanich

21st Feast of Fields on Vancouver Island is at Kildara Farms on Aug. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.

RIFFLANDIA: Local artists thrive under festival model

Bands like Current Swell, one of the 2018 headliners, made their mark at RAP

Baseball’s HarbourCats wind up WCL season with loss to Pickles

Victoria needed a win to make the league playoffs, now looks ahead to 2019

Cannabis lounge idea to be floated at Victoria council meeting

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to explore smoking area options for marijuana users after legalization

VIDEO: Huge crowd celebrates Sunfest opening night with Canyon, Pritchett in Lake Cowichan

Plenty to enjoy as Sunfest Country Music Festival opened, and lots of folks came out to do so

REVIEW: Ever wanted to be young again? Theatre Skam’s Concord Floral will make you think again

Strong acting in an interesting theatre space, writes Sheila Martindale

Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split

Actor Brad Pitt denies Angelina Jolie Pitt’s claim that he has paid no meaningful child support.

WINE LOVERS UNITE: Victoria festival offers numerous tasting options

Parkside Hotel and Spa hosting Victoria International Wine Festival

Farquhar Auditorium updates image for 40th season

The Farquhar at UVic ushers in new season Sept. 22

THEATRE SKAM: Young cast brings Concord Floral to life in vacant downtown retail space

Former office supply store a unique venue for telling mysterious tale of youth with secrets

Schedule released for world junior hockey championship in B.C.

Vancouver and Victoria ready to host, as Canada conducts training camp in Kamloops

Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy visits Prospect Lake

Power To Be annual fundraiser event brings in big personalities

Bard Across the Bridge brings ‘The Tempest’ seaside

Stage set for classic Shakespeare tale in Saxe Point Park this week

Most Read