November 27, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00 PM


Location: Cineworks (300- 1131 Howe St)

The Film and Media Showcase is a forum for members and guests of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each event is framed by a question and answer session with creators, followed by informal conversation and networking.


(1) Cameron Mackenzie and Suzanne Friesen (Directors and Producers), Venusian (2019), 9:48mins

Venusian is a wordless visual poem about a woman reconnecting with her own sense of love. Photographed on 16mm, the film follows the emotional and sensorial process of a secluded woman discovering her own sense of self love as she reconnects with a younger version of herself.
Film Trailer:

Cover image: Film still from Venusian.

(2) Jessica M. Bradford (Director and Producer), She Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (2018), 7:30mins

She Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven is a short experimental film based on a Yeats poem.

(3) Zachary Lacosse (Director), Dana Bontempo (Producer), Young People Ask (2019), 18:43mins

Young People Ask is an autobiographical short film about two young Jehovah's Witnesses moving with the cycle of their existence in the historic company town of Trail, British Columbia. Shifting between "worldly activities" and ministry work, Riley and Mike grapple with internal ills, and their inability to voice them.

Accessibility Notes:

Cineworks is currently solely accessible via back alley entrance located between Howe Street and Hornby Street. This event will take place in our studio on ground level, which is wheelchair accessible. A gender neutral washroom is available on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible. Please email us at if you require any assistance.

There is limited free parking at our alley entrance - 4 car stalls available starting from our main entrance side. Additional metered street parking is available on Howe Street.

Land Acknowledgement:

Cineworks pays respect to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxw7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and our work is based. We are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities, amid ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism and globalization, as part of our mandate to engage and support independent filmmakers, media artists and audiences through the transformative powers of the moving image.