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Candidate Exposé - Chris Jason Wakely

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m 24 years old from New Zealand. Since returning to New Zealand, I’ve decided to take up some study.

I guess I’ve always wanted to come to Canada, so doing the practicum helped me come across. 366 more words


Inconceivably Predictive. Also, Wonderful

How I managed to walk this earth for 50 years without watching My Dinner with Andre I simply don’t know.

Thanks to Melanie Friesen of VIFF and her ongoing series… 1,052 more words


Call Me By Your Name: Movie Review

‘Call me by your name’ was the one film that I was most excited for at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last summer. The story line was intriguing and the film was set in Italy, somewhere I was heading to at the time in August when I first heard about the film – which happened to be during the Venice International Film Festival was taking place (read about my experience at VIFF… 309 more words


2018 Oscars News: VIFF Films In The Race For Best Foreign Language Film

The 2018 awards season is fast approaching and with that comes the announcement of the films that have been submitted to the Academy for consideration, in the lead up to the 90th Oscars ceremony on March 4. 369 more words


VIFF Repeats

Saying goodbye is always hard, especially when it’s to 16 days immersed in the best that film has to offer. To make the process easier we have brought back some of the Festival’s most popular films for one-off encore screenings. 547 more words


Award Winners at VIFF Closing Gala

The 36th year of the Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped up on Friday with a screening of Wonderstruck, the latest from director Todd Haynes, featuring Julianne Moore and excellent performances by the two young leads, 12-year-old Oakes Fegley and 14-year-old Millicent Simmonds. 368 more words


Crafting Courage in the Present by Drawing the Past

For Haida animator Christopher Auchter, delving into the stories of his ancestors is fertile creative ground. Reaching into his history also gives him purpose and belonging. 833 more words