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The 2021 Victoria Film Festival includes Vancouver Island produced feature film All-in Madonna. The festival looks a bit different this year, but film-lovers can still expect a full and diverse lineup. (Courtesy of VFF)

Victoria Film Festival returns with virtual viewing

Lineup features 50 films including Vancouver Island-produced All-in Madonna

 

Maddie, played by Melanie Rose Wilson (right) and Cher, played by Arabella Costello, in a scene from the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film All-in Madonna, which premieres virtually at the Whistler Film Festival on Dec. 9. (Courtesy Blue Lake Films Ltd).

Saanich director’s first feature virtually premieres at Whistler Film Festival

All-in Madonna, directed by Arnold Lim, streams is available through Dec. 31

 

A new short film festival called MORVENFEST is encouraging B.C. secondary students to step into the world of film during their Christmas break. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

New film festival gives Victoria students exciting opportunity

MORVENFEST is open to all B.C. secondary students over Christmas break

 

The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)

Thursday night online film festival displays beauty of northern B.C.

Residents can tune in and vote on their favourite films on Nov. 12

The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)

Film about missing and murdered indigenous women makes Nanaimo debut

A mother and daughter search for answers in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s ‘Rustic Oracle’

Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)
The CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual Cinefest film festival is returning this year, but instead of being held at the Avalon Theatre the entire festival will be streamed online. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann)

Nanaimo’s Cinefest film festival to be held online this year due to COVID-19

CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual festival to feature films made in 48 hours

The CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual Cinefest film festival is returning this year, but instead of being held at the Avalon Theatre the entire festival will be streamed online. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann)
A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Daughter’ by Todd Jones, featuring actors Megan Simpson and Clayton Neuwirth. (YouTube screen shot)

Vancouver Island films sought for One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge

All entries to be screened online in virtual film festival

A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Daughter’ by Todd Jones, featuring actors Megan Simpson and Clayton Neuwirth. (YouTube screen shot)
Joel Grenz shooting ‘My Homeland’. (Submitted photo)

Parksville filmmaker nominated for provincial Leo Award

Joel Grenz tabbed in ‘Best Music Video’ category

Joel Grenz shooting ‘My Homeland’. (Submitted photo)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo from Facebook)                                The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are on the NFB website

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo from Facebook)                                The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
Aldergrove Star editor Sarah Grochowski has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor co-nominated for New York Emmy

It’s the latest honour for Sarah Grochowski and team’s documentary segment, Highway Mike

Aldergrove Star editor Sarah Grochowski has been nominated for a New York Emmy Award. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
CatVideoFest making its way back to Victoria

CatVideoFest making its way back to Victoria

A curation of favourite cat videos will be featured on the big screen, all to support cats

CatVideoFest making its way back to Victoria
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled…

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020

Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020

New head programmer Kinga Binkowska brings new ideas, international experience to bear

Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020
British character actor Bill Nighy, who co-stars with Annette Bening in Hope Gap, screening at the 2020 Victoria Film Festival, will be in town for a post-screening conversation on stage Feb. 8 at The Vic Theatre. Film still courtesy Screen Media Films

Famed character actor Bill Nighy to be part of 2020 Victoria Film Festival

Nighy to chat with CTV’s Richard Crouse after Feb. 8 screening of the film Hope Gap

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British character actor Bill Nighy, who co-stars with Annette Bening in Hope Gap, screening at the 2020 Victoria Film Festival, will be in town for a post-screening conversation on stage Feb. 8 at The Vic Theatre. Film still courtesy Screen Media Films
Star Cinema general manager Lindsey Pomper stocked up the concession ahead of the theatre’s opening in a temporary location on Fifth Street. The Cinema expects to operate out of the space for up to 30 months until it returns to the old location at Sidney Avenue and Third Street as part of The Cameo commercial-residential development. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Sidney’s Star Cinema raises curtain on temporary location

Theatre will operate one screen in former Sidney Buy & Sell space for the next 30 months or so

Star Cinema general manager Lindsey Pomper stocked up the concession ahead of the theatre’s opening in a temporary location on Fifth Street. The Cinema expects to operate out of the space for up to 30 months until it returns to the old location at Sidney Avenue and Third Street as part of The Cameo commercial-residential development. Wolf Depner/News Staff
National Geographic Live events inspire adventure for all

National Geographic Live events inspire adventure for all

Nov. 20 presenter, adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith, captures people achieving the ‘impossible’

  • Nov 1, 2019
National Geographic Live events inspire adventure for all
Audience members at the Vic Theatre frequently dress up like characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show when attending the film. (Photo via Victoria Film Festival)
Audience members at the Vic Theatre frequently dress up like characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show when attending the film. (Photo via Victoria Film Festival)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film “Joker.” (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Joker’ laughs its way to October box office record

Warner Bros. said “Joker” grossed an estimated $93.5 million in ticket sales from 4,374 screens in North America

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film “Joker.” (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Indian teacher Anand Kumar who is the inspirational subject of the book Super 30, and author Dr. Biju Mathew of Maple Ridge attended a screening of the hit movie by the same name in Maple Ridge on Friday night. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Super 30 story inspiring thousands in India

Mathematics teacher Anand Kumar, Dr. Biju Mathew, spoke in Maple Ridge

Indian teacher Anand Kumar who is the inspirational subject of the book Super 30, and author Dr. Biju Mathew of Maple Ridge attended a screening of the hit movie by the same name in Maple Ridge on Friday night. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)