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[29 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Music films at VIFF. The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from Sept. 29th to Oct 14th. | ]
Music films at VIFF. The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from Sept. 29th to Oct 14th.

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Music Films & Soundtracks VIFF News

As I Open My Eyes
(À peine j’ouvre les yeux)
LEYLA BOUZID, TUNISIA/FRANCE/BELGIUM/
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2015, 102 MIN.
WED OCT 5, 10:45 AM, INTL VILLAGE 10
SAT OCT 8, 7:00 PM, INTL VILLAGE 10
ratedPG
Tunis teen Farah (Baya Medhaffer) is caught between her middle-class mother’s conservative beliefs and her own desire to front a rock band in Leyla Bouzid’s intelligent and moving exploration of generational divisions and simmering conflict. “Bouzid’s impressive debut… [showcases] a stand-out lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffer… [The film] skillfully conjures the pressure-cooker atmosphere lying just below …

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[8 Sep 2015 | Comments Off on VanMusic to sponsor Landfill Harmonic at the Vancouver International Film Festival. | ]
VanMusic to sponsor Landfill Harmonic at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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For the 5th consecutive year VanMusic is glad to sponsor a film in the most important film festival in North America VIFF
This year we are proud to present Landfill Harmonic (USA, Paraguay, 2015, 84 mins, DCP), a very human, touching, humbling and inspirational documentary about music being born from the most unusual places in the most unusual circumstances and the most unusual instruments. A symphony of the human spirit. The world send them garbage and they send them music.
Buy tickets here
Directed by: Brad Allgood & Graham Townsley.

Sep 26 03:30 pm

Rio Theatre

Oct 02 …

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[22 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Corn Island: A film review. Playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival. | ]
Corn Island: A film review. Playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

A visually astonishing picture that narrates with barely any dialogue the vicissitudes of a grandpa and his yearly chore of planting corn on a tiny island with the help of his granddaughter. Every Summer, in what I believe is the river Inguri that serves as a natural boundary between Abkhazia and Georgia, a small island emerges in the middle of the river, more towards the side of the break away country.
The film is a minimalistic piece of art with very naturalistic shots, we are not talking about the forest around it, but the portraits that the director, the Georgian George Ovashvili does with the characters; close ups of wrinkles, freckles, body features, simple traditions and water. The plot, while very linear and basic, thickens when their humanity gets tested and hints of emotion flourish amid the tense calm.

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[7 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Vancouver International Film Festival present Award Winning Films | ]

The Vancouver International Film Festival is back with its 33rd edition and with a new leader Jacqueline Dupuis as Executive Director. With over 10 years of leadership experience with various international film festivals including The Calgary International Film Festival where she was also Executive Director. VIFF its back with amazing films from all over the world among them, a lot of award winning films.

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[25 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Amnesty International Film Festival | ]

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The 17th annual Amnesty International Film Festival will take place from November 2nd to the 4th at Pacific Cinematheque.
 
Amnesty International is a global movement of over 3 million people in more than 150 countries working together to protect and promote human rights.
Amnesty International is an authoritative voice on human rights.  For over 50 years, it has provided the world with reliable and accurate information about human rights violations and international human rights laws and standards.
Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.  It does not …

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[3 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on “The Grey” FILM REVIEW | ]
“The Grey” FILM REVIEW

By Nick Pannu. Writer, director Joe Carnahan is ingenious throughout the film by never foreshadowing an event or outcome; and neither does he clearly identify the main threat or conflict. A phony suspense built up in the early stages creates an illusion that the story revolves around a mysterious women that the main character, John Ottaway is estranged. A bond naturally develops with the main character, John played by Liam Neeson for his resourcefulness and instincts for surviving the tumultuous conditions of the arctic.

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[28 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Vancouver Women in Film Festival | ]

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The 7th Annual ‘Vancouver Women in Film Festival’ kicks off on International Women’s Day at the Vancity Theatre March 8 – 11, 2012
 
Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing & celebrating women in the screen-based media industry.
he 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2012 (VWIFF), presented by Women In Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV), celebrates the kick off on International Women’s Day commencing Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11, with the Women In Film + Television International (WIFTI) short film showcase …

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[10 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on 9th Annual Vancouver International FILM FESTIVAL 4 PEACE | ]
9th Annual Vancouver International FILM FESTIVAL 4 PEACE

Embark on a journey through Tahrir Square and Tunis, Gaza city and Kandahar, Tripoli and Pearl Square, Guantanamo and Havana, Kent State and Attawapiskat, from your seat at the Film Festival 4 Peace.

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[4 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on $6 MUSIC MONDAYS AT VANCITY THEATRE | ]
$6 MUSIC MONDAYS AT VANCITY THEATRE

Blue Mondays are a thing of the past. VIFF invites you to enjoy superb music related films with Vancity Theatre’s state-of-the-art projection and sound for only $6. Sit back, relax, enjoy a beverage from the licensed cafe and rock on.

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[2 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Amnesty International Film Festival | ]
Amnesty International Film Festival

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Watch the trailers of the films that are coming to the Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver from November 17th to November 20th
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street Presented by Amnesty International and the
SFU School for International Studies

Thursday 17
7 pm
Cultures of Resistance
Iara Lee / USA / 2010 / 73m
Can music and dance be weapons of peace? On the eve of the Iraq war director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict. She found graffiti and rap artists fighting government repression …

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[25 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Earthdance An Electronic Awakening

After seeing the film Electronic Awakening the night before, there was no place that I wanted to be other than at Earthdance.

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[17 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Everything Louder Than Everything Else is having its Vancouver premiere Sept 25 as part of the Olio festival | ]
Everything Louder Than Everything Else is having its Vancouver premiere Sept 25 as part of the Olio festival

Local filmmaker Rob Leickner’s movie Everything Louder Than Everything Else is having its Vancouver premiere this Sunday (Sept 25) as part of the Olio festival. Everything Louder Than Everything Else is a witty and frank account of a woman’s personal and professional challenges running an indie-rock recording studio..

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[16 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
VIFF: Three films about music or how to overcome adversity

The Vancouver International Film Festival is presenting three music films about conquering adversity and triumph where nobody would think of making it. These three stories are an an example of the determination and the hardships that these artists had to endure to achieve their dreams. The characters of the documentaries did reach their objectives and set an example for you to never give up, specially if you live in a first world country like Canada. Their message is not only about success, its also about their struggle for a better world.

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[5 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
VanMusic sponsors The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye at VIFF

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VanMusic is proud to present an astounding film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is a love story between one of the parents of Industrial Music and a dominatrix almost half his age. Their love story is unique because they underwent a physical transformation that confused many people. Genesis P Orridge metamorphosis is almost unreal, pretty much like his music. Nobody knows what goes inside his head. The documentary filmed by New York resident Marie Losier is beautifully shot, its comprised …

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[15 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

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VIFF is coming this year with a lot of movies about art.
30th VIFF: September 29-October 14th.
Read their Press Release and check some of the music films they are bringing this year. VanMusic will be sponsoring one of these films. If you guess which one is it you will win a pair of tickets to the screening. E-mail us your guess to promotions@vanmusic.ca

The 30th anniversary VIFF is coming up fast! This is the first of several major program announcements leading up to opening night celebrations on September 29.
We’re toasting our 30th …