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Simon Longmore in a screenshot from his comedy short Not Your Average Bear. (IMDB)

Simon Longmore’s Not Your Average Bear continues to make an impression

Continuing to make an impression with multiple awards from film festivals around North America, Vancouver-based actor, writer, producer, and director Simon Longmore's Not Your...
Imelda and Luis

VIFF review: Imelda and Luis is far from an innocent story about two children

Don’t assume from the trailer for Imelda and Luis that it is a delightful story about two innocents. It is not. The film may only...
Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with filmmaker Jessie Anthony about her feature film debut Brother, I Cry.

In conversation with filmmaker Jessie Anthony

Winner of the BC Emerging Filmmaker Award at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival, filmmaker Jessie Anthony makes her feature film debut with Brother,...
Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with filmmaker Andrew Stanley about his feature film debut Flowers of the Field.

In conversation with filmmaker Andrew Stanley

Recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival Barry Avrich Award for Developing Film Talent and awarded a Filmmaker in Residence at The Wexner Center’s...
Uncle plays as part of this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

VIFF review: Uncle is a family affair

Reality is portrayed with accurate, sensitive detail in Danish filmmaker Frelle Peterson's Uncle. It is shot in the southern region of Denmark on Peter H....
Last and First Men is the late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's only film.

VIFF review: Last and First Men takes too long to make its point

The late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson adapted British philosopher Olaf Stapledon’s science fiction, Last and First Men, for his 70-minute film. This is the...
The Magnitude of All Things plays as part of this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.The Magnitude of All Things plays as part of this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

VIFF review: The Magnitude of All Things is a call to action

It is ironic that Jennifer Abbott’s The Magnitude of All Things should begin with the fallout from raging bush fires in Australia’s extreme summer...
In conversation with Monkey Beach's Loretta Sarah Todd

In conversation with Monkey Beach’s Loretta Todd

Receiving its world premiere as the opening to this year's Vancouver International Film Festival, Loretta Todd's Monkey Beach is already making waves. Hailed as "not...

VIFF review: Merkel – Anatomy of a Crisis is a fascinating political thriller

Merkel - Anatomy of a Crisis is set in the summer of 2015 when the Chancellor of Germany welcomed around 800,000 refugees, mostly from...
La Restauración (The Restoration) plays as part of this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

VIFF review: La Restauración tells a hilarious tale of self-centred greed transformed by love

Set in Peru, La Restauración revolves around the old versus new, architectural design and classism, viewed through the eyes of Tato, a cocaine-addled-would-be-architect and general bum. The...

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