National Canadian Film Day

Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival.

National Canadian Film Day

Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival.

Qualicum by the Sea (1949) – 8 min
Government of British Columbia Travel Bureau travelogue. Revisit the scenic and recreational attractions of the Qualicum Beach area circa 1949.

Our Home Town – 12 min
A fun tourism and promotional film featuring the annual soap box derby in Mission, BC.

Canadian Salmon (1938) – 14 min 
A short film about British Columbia’s salmon fishing industry. Includes footage of sport fishing, salmon runs, fleet of gillnetters at work off the coast, cannery operations and more.

Triangle Island – 18 min
Made by the then Provincial Museum of British Columbia, this film documents a collecting trip to Triangle Island in 1949.

Monday Mystery Movie Night at Logans Pub

TAPE HEADS Victoria MYSTERY MOVIE NIGHT brings you the worst of the best in trash cinema. CELLULOID SLIME is a bi-weekly movie night where the picks are a mystery, but the entertainment level is high. Ranging from cult classics to VHS oddities to campy nightmares, and everything in between. Join the TAPE HEADS community and take a trip into the strange and bizarre. No cover charge necessary, come have a beer and yell at the screen with your pals.

CineVic Monthly Member Meet-Up (+ Critique Session)

Join us on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00PM – 7:00PM for the first Monthly Member Meetup of 2019! Hang out with friends, network, collaborate, and catch up on what’s going on in CineVic land.

CineVic Monthly Member Meet-Up (+ Critique Session)

Join us on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00PM – 7:00PM for the first Monthly Member Meetup of 2019! Hang out with friends, network, collaborate, and catch up on what’s going on in CineVic land.
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If you would like to feature your short film, or scenes from a feature (completed or not) at one of our Member Meet-Ups, send an email to office@cinevic.ca with a brief description of your project, and the month you would be interested in us scheduling you for.
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Please note that these meetings are for current members of CineVic with active memberships. If you need to renew your membership, or would like to join, please apply at cinevic.ca.

Qaleidoscope in Victoria: Queer Film on Tour

QALEIDOSCOPE: Refraction, Abstraction & Play features Canadian QTBIPOC films that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race.

TICKETS will be available at the door by donation, suggested sliding scale $5-10, no one will be turned away.
ALL SCREENINGS ARE RESTRICTED to people 18 years of age or older.

QALEIDOSCOPE: Refraction, Abstraction & Play features Canadian QTBIPOC films that explore, question and play with identity to propose and investigate diverse ways of looking at sexuality, gender and race.

Images, characters, ideas, and realities collide in fantastical, personal, and playful ways. Experimental, artistically rigorous, heavyhitting, and thoughtful, the films involve issues such as feminism, race, racism, class, identity politics, community, colonization, conceptual art, politics, religion, violence, popular culture, gender, sexuality, and transgressive and subversive play. A decidedly tongue-in-cheek disposition and sensibility inject the tour with moments of intelligent, incisive humour.

QALEIDOSCOPE promotes the artistic vision of QTBIPOC Canadian media artists whose work might not otherwise be shown, so this is a great chance to see these works up close and in person.

Open Space and Queer City Cinema respectfully acknowledge that this event is occurring on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two large landings. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact office@openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.

Victoria Film Festival Spotlights Female Filmmakers

Victoria Film Festival spotlights female filmmakers with Indigenous Perspective program

Films include Edge of the Knife, first feature made entirely in the Haida language

Female filmmakers are in the spotlight on the Indigenous Perspective program at the 25th Victoria Film Festival, including award-winning, Haida-language drama, Edge of the Knife (SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna).

Directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown, the 19th-century-set mystery-thriller is the first feature made entirely in the endangered Haida language — which has only 20-odd fluent speakers remaining.

Also on the bill are two films with prolific Aboriginal actor Tantoo Cardinal, including historical drama Angelique’s Isle and Cardinal’s first leading role in a feature film, Falls Around Her.

Cardinal will also appear on a panel for ground-breaking 1998 film Smoke Signals, along with director Chris Eyre and fellow actor Evan Adams. Smoke Signals had its Canadian premiere at VFF.

“We are thrilled that the four feature films in this year’s Indigenous Perspective program are directed by women directors. Each film is unique, yet they all share the same passion and commitment to authentic storytelling that has been part of Indigenous cultures for thousands of years.” said series programmer Barbara Todd Hager.

Hager says although the four films on the Indigenous Perspective bill vary in place and time, their creators share inspiration drawn from their female ancestors or women making their mark today.

The four films screening in the Indigenous Perspective slate include:

Angelique’s Isle: (D: Michelle Derosier and Marie-Helene Cousineau) Based on the true story of 17-year-old Angelique Mott, an Anishinaabe woman abandoned along with her voyageur husband on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale during the copper rush of 1845. A harrowing tale of perseverance and the resilience. Julia Jones and Charlie Carrick star.

Edge of the Knife (SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna): (D: Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown) A tragic accident triggers a series of events that leads to remorse and torment among members of two families. Based on a traditional Haida story of a man who is transformed to Gaagiixiid (the Wildman). Made entirely in the Haida language. Tyler York, William Russ and Adeana Young star

Falls Around Her: (D: Darlene Naponse): Tantoo Cardinal plays a famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the Northern Ontario reserve where she grew up after years on the road with her band.

Warrior Women: (D: Christina King and Elizabeth Castle): A documentary about Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, whose career fighting for Indigenous and women’s rights has spanned more than 50 years.

In Conversation with Smoke Signals: Director Chris Eyre and stars Evan Adams and Tantoo Cardinal discuss the award-winning 1998 film’s Indigenous filmmaking legacy. And we’re always proud to say, it had its Canadian premiere at VIFF!

VFF runs Feb. 1-10, with an expanded film slate spotlighting record number of 156 films from Canada and around the world, selected by international programmers.

Indigenous Perspective guests expected to attend the Festival:

– Gwaai Edenshaw (Edge of the knife)

– Tantoo Cardinal (Angelique’s Isle, Falls Around Her, Smoke Signals)

– Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals)

– Evan Adams (Smoke Signals)

– Michelle Derosier (Angelique’s Isle)

– Darlene Naponse (Falls Around Her)

About the Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and longest-running film festival, currently celebrating 25 years. The Victoria Film Festival screens more than 156 films over 10 days. Creating unique events year-round, the Festival is responsible for Feast: Food + Film, Free-B Film Festival, Art of the Cocktail, Movies Under the Maltworks and The Vic Theatre.

For more information visit: https://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: Indie Film Series

A mother-daughter team attempting a six month, self-supported journey through a mountain wilderness; the gripping story an avalanche burial; a group of nuns who inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off-grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years.

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: Indie Film Series @ Capitol 6 Title #15!

VICTORIA PREMIERE! ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Tickets: $13.00

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE! HOT DOCS 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION THE FIRST DOCUMENTARY IN THE INDIE FILM SERIES!

“BC filmmaker Grant Baldwin’s portrait of the local mountain men and women who choose to breathe the thin, pure air of adventure and isolation is a stunning visual experience and a profound spiritual journey.” — Vancouver International Film Festival

“Breathtaking cinematography and brilliant aerial imagery.” — ALEXANDER ROGALSKI, HOT DOCS

“An awe-inspiring breath of fresh air ” — POV MAGAZINE

“A beautiful cinematic experience . . . jaw-dropping imagery ” —FERNTV

ABOUT: A mother-daughter team attempting a six month, self-supported journey through a mountain wilderness; the gripping story an avalanche burial; a group of nuns who inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off-grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years.

Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia. THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE will feature additional content to be announced closer to the release date.

Tickets are NOW available! Reserve your recliner online at the ticketing link or directly at www.capitol6.ca

Victoria International Jewish Film Festival

4TH Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival To Screen Films from Six Countries.

4TH Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival To Screen Films from Six Countries. The fourth annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival will bring the diverse world of Jewish cinema to the capital city Nov 3-6 at The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.

Of particular note in this year’s Festival is the powerful docu-drama Who Will Write Our History followed by a discussion panel on the theme: The Courage of Remembering , and the Festival’s opening night film, The Cakemaker followed by a reception at the Union Club. Tickets & Festival Passes on sale now!!!

The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas St. Victoria BC V8W 2B6
November 3 – 6, 2018 7:00PM
$13 adult, $10 senior/student, $25 opening night
More info: http://www.vijff.ca

For more information visit vijff.ca

Read more: https://playinvictoria.net/victoria-international-jewish-film-festival/

Victoria International Jewish Film Festival

Victoria International Jewish Film Festival4TH Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival To Screen Films from Six Countries. The fourth annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival will bring the diverse world of Jewish cinema to the capital city Nov 3-6 at The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.

Of particular note in this year’s Festival is the powerful docu-drama Who Will Write Our History followed by a discussion panel on the theme: The Courage of Remembering , and the Festival’s opening night film, The Cakemaker followed by a reception at the Union Club. Tickets & Festival Passes on sale now!!!

The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas St. Victoria BC V8W 2B6
November 3 – 6, 2018 7:00PM
$13 adult, $10 senior/student, $25 opening night
More info: http://www.vijff.ca

For more information visit vijff.ca

The annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival (VIJFF) — launched in 2015 in Victoria, BC, Canada — aims to enhance our audiences’ enjoyment of films with Jewish themes and related content from around the globe. We celebrate these films as explorations of Jewish culture and as artistic expressions of broadly shared human values.

The Festival’s main objectives are:

  • to exhibit films with Jewish themes which are not readily available at commercial cinemas;
  • to create a sense of community by bringing together film lovers who are interested in, or wish to know more about, Jewish culture;
  • to enhance appreciation of film artistry in a variety of different genres and styles;
  • to provide a venue for independently produced films that explore the complex realities of Jewish cultures, history, religion and identity around the world.

The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival is a project of the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, British Columbia. The Centre has been providing programs and services in Victoria and throughout Vancouver Island since 1988. The Centre welcomes the community to its 4th Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival, to be held November 3 – 6, 2018 at The Vic Theatre on 808 Douglas St.

VIJFF Organizing Committee:

  • Dahlia Beck
  • Lindsay Block-Glass
  • Earl Chochinov
  • Ethel Chochinov
  • Sandra Glass
  • Larry Gontovnick
  • Sydney Kalef
  • Andy Muchin
  • Anne Petrie
  • Ronit Reis
  • Alan Segal
  • Maurice Yacowar

VIJFF Events and Marketing Coordinator: Deborah Bricks

VIJFF Director: Lincoln Z. Shlensky

The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas St. Victoria BC V8W 2B6
November 3 – 6, 2018
7:00PM
$13 adult, $10 senior/student, $25 opening night
More info: http://www.vijff.ca

Emma Roberts in Little Italy (in Theatres August 24)

Little Italy in Theatres August 24

Emma Roberts in Little Italy
Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen in Little Italy. In theatres August 24.

Emma Roberts in Little Italy with Haydan Christensen. PlayInVictoria.net and eONE Films have teamed up again to bring you “Little Italy” which hits theatres August 24th.

15 years ago, best friends SAL and VINCE, makers of Little Italy’s most storied pizza, had an ugly spat and set up rival pizzerias.

Today, their “Pizza Wars” rage on. Sal and Vince divide their time between sabotaging each other’s business and trading insults at the local bar. But not everyone wants war. Sal’s daughter NIKKI (Emma Roberts) (25), and Vince’s son LEO (Hayden Christensen) (26), have fallen in love. So have Sal’s mother FRANCA (Andrea Martin) and Vince’s father CARLO (Danny Aiello). When Franca and Carlo announce their wedding, Nikki and Leo’s secret also spills out into the open.

Sal and Vince can take it no more. They lay a wager-“Team Sal” will face “Team Vince” in a pizza cookout where the loser leaves Little Italy for good. Sal and Vince succeed in pitting their children against each other. Tempers are raging hotter than wood fired pizza ovens. Little Italy is now a war zone.

Who will the winner be? Team Sal or Team Vince? And what of the two couples? Will their love become the victim, or emerge victorious in this ridiculously epic food feud?

Emma Roberts in Little Italy

Free-B Film Festival

Free-B Film Festival

SOME LIKE IT HOT, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, 1959

Victoria Film Festival presents: Free Outdoor Screening! Rain or shine! Bring your blanket, flashlight & snacks. As we get closer to the end of summer, gather your friends and family for a free movie night under the stars! This is what is called the Free-B Film Festival.

 

This summers line-up for the Free-B Film Festival:

August 10 – Some Like It Hot 

August 11 – Shakespeare in Love

August 17 – Planet of The Apes

August 18 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

All film presentations will be preceded by a french short animation inspired by the poems of Paul Éluard (3 min).

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