FILM AND MEDIA SHOWCASE: CINEWORKS/ WIFTV/ DOC BC

September 26, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

An evening of film and conversation. A collaboration between WIFTV, DOC BC and Cineworks, held on the last Wednesday of every month at Cineworks.

Date & Time: September 26th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WIFTV, DOC BC, Cineworks members only. Free admission.

Location: Cineworks Studio at 1131 Howe Street, entry in back alley

PROGRAM

Kingsway; 2017; 7:00; 16mm colour film;
Filmmaker: Jeffery Chong (Cineworks)

Kingsway’s design dates to the golden age of the automobile when the route was once the only highway into Vancouver, but now its monumental scale contrasts with the human scale of family neighbourhoods and storefronts. Architectural signs and symbols overpower the foreground evoking the automotive scale, but present-day buildings and spaces reflect a changing vernacular as portrayed by the street’s soundscape and the road’s new sense of place.


Mother’s Map; 2017; 8:39; HD video;
Creator/Director: Heather Lamoureux (Cineworks)
Creators/Performers: Lucie Baker, Evelyn Calderón, Rahel El-Maawi, Malou Kalita, Mu and Tatiana Musi Camera and Editing: Evan Adler

Filmed on the stolen and unceded lands of the Coastal Miwok peoples (Fairfax, California, USA). Recalling our self that believes her instincts, that does not apologize for being, that knows there is no hierarchy, that doesn’t retract her heart, that speaks her opinions, that feels, that finds pleasure, that knows life creates life. We feel vibrancy and power in her pulse, as she suffocates we suffocate; as she is pierced and poisoned our light dwindles. As we touch her magic we remember our story, our divinity and our strength. Simultaneously we recall our attachment to an endless pain, knowing we have taken too much. And so we offer…


Thru-Hike; 2017; 40:00; HD video from mixed sources;
Director: Tristan Oliver (DOC BC)

Two years before Wild was published, a dissillusioned stagehand with fears of commitment endeavours to Thru-Hike all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail to find himself - only to discover that moving beyond his past is just as difficult as the physical journey ahead.


Lions in Waiting; 2017; 17:00; HD video;
Director: Jason Karman (Cineworks)

Lions in Waiting is about Ray, the newest member of a minor league hockey team who experiences hazing by his new teammates as he struggles to fit in both on and off the ice. Ray will have to find the courage to accept himself first—and maybe even inspire a fellow teammate.


All Kinds Of Weather; 2018; 14:30; HD video;
Director: Matthew Kowalchuk (WIFTV)
Writer/Director Ragini Kapil (WIFTV)
Associate Producer/Actor: Aliza Vellani (WIFTV)

Preet's chance encounter with her first love, Panav, brings back a flood of memories that lead her to take control of her own life and stand up to her traditional Punjabi father. 

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Biographies

Jeffery Chong is a media artist based in Vancouver. He has worked as a home movie film conservator at the Vancouver Archives, and is interested in informing and recreating personal experiences about the city’s past. He received his BFA from Concordia University in 2008. His films have screened throughout North America. Jeffery currently works with Paul Wong to assist him with his year-long artist residency, Occupying Chinatown, at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Ragini Kapil creates stories that reflect her experience and observations as a person with a foot in two cultures. Indian by heritage, Ragini grew up Canadian, becoming a teacher and a school principal before embracing her creative side by venturing into screenwriting, acting, and directing. Ragini’s experiences and training have all come together at this wonderful time in her life. She is now ready to share her stories with the world. Her goal is to make realistic, entertaining movies that can be enjoyed by every generation together. Her short film, All Kinds Of Weather, is a prequel to a feature film currently in pre-production called, Good Marriage Material, a story about a young woman navigating through her life as a Canadian within a traditional Indo-Canadian family.

Jason Karman is a Vancouver-based screenwriter and director whose 15 short films have screened internationally at festivals including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada's Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand. Graduating in 2003 with honors in Cinematography at Capilano College, Jason has worked in documentaries, dramas, thrillers, musicals and dance in cinema. In 2011, Jason received the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and in 2015 was recipient of the Jury Choice Award at Reel Pride Winnipeg. He is the recipient of the 2016 James Lee Foundation Scholarship.

Matthew Kowalchuk has been recognized as one of Canada's emerging filmmakers, with a body of work that has been seen around the globe, including the acclaimed Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story, and the multi-award winning dark comedy Lawrence & Holloman. As a producer, Matthew is a recipient of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Feature Film (Lawrence & Holloman), for which he was also nominated for as Director and co-Screenwriter. Other award honours include: BC Emerging Director (VIFF), Rising Star Director (EIFF), Best Director of a Comedy (VTXIFF), and several ‘Best of Fest’ awards. He is honoured as well to have seen his films play to audiences in such diverse cities as Shanghai, Perth, St. Petersburg, London, Berlin, and Cannes.

Heather Lamoureux is an uninvited guest on the Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsliel-Waututh nations. Here she is a producer, artist and facilitator. Her work stems from her relationship with the earth and the determination to walk with generosity. Heather is the Artistic Director of Vines Art Festival, Community Outreach Co-Coordinator at Raven Spirit Dance and works for other performing arts organization including the PuSh International Arts Festival and Dancing on the Edge. She is trained in Expressive Movement Therapy from the Tamalpa Institute under the instruction of Anna and Daria Halprin and uses this practice with youth in foster care as well as running various youth programs throughout the lower mainland. Currently being mentored by Cease Wyss at Harmony Gardens on community engagement in Sḵwú7mesh, she also volunteers at BC Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre and at Kwekwecnewtxw - Coast Salish Watch House. Heather holds a BFA in Dance with a Minor in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Tristan Oliver is a graduate of the Capilano University Documentary Program and alumnus of the Banff Adventure Filmmaker's Workshop. He is currently shifting professions from IATSE Journeyman to storyteller with the release of Thru-Hike, a personal journey essay film about his epic completion of the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also working on his second documentary about the first modern backcountry alpine hut currently being built on a remote mountain on Vancouver Island by an all volunteer crew of outdoor enthusiasts. Tristan snowbirds south to California to be with family, catch some waves and maintain roots. 

Aliza Vellani is an actor based in Vancouver, with over a decade of work experience in the film and TV industry. She is best known for her role on the hit CBC television series Little Mosque on the Prairie. Aliza’s most recent work includes series such as iZombie, The X-Files and Riverdale. Her lifelong passion for performance has lead her to work with incredible veterans in the industry and has now lead her into exploring the world of producing. Vellani hopes to create work that inspires others and shows people that the world is truly their oyster.

Image: Mother's Map; 2017; Dir: Heather Lamoureaux

 

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