The #mustseeBC campaign is all about films made in British Columbia. You can use this hashtag to help promote homegrown filmmakers on your social media channels, and vote for your favourite film. The film that receives the most fan votes will win the “Audience Must-See-Film” title and earn a Special Red Carpet Screening. It’s a great initiative in so many ways, so get watching!
Here's a look at some projects that feature VFS alumni:
Film: The Devout
Synopsis: After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before and will live again.
Alumni: Acting for Film + Television graduate Charlie Carrick stars.
Synopsis: How do you capture a moment? Kyle Rideout's biopic EADWEARD shows how this question becomes an obsession of one of the forefathers of motion pictures, Eadweard Muybridge. In 1872, Muybridge reveals his first study of animal locomotion: a horse in motion. In this impressive feature debut, Rideout uses time-lapse photography, jump cuts, and slow motion to recreate the magic of Muybridge’s photography.
Alumni: Acting for Film + Television graduates Sara Canning, William Vaughan, Charlie Carrick, and Industry Mentor Andrew Mcilroy.
Film: No Men Beyond This Point
Synopsis: Imagine a World ... where since 1953, women have been able to reproduce without need or interference from male genes. Men are no longer being born and have become an endangered species. Director Mark Sawer's deadpan mockumentary follows the youngest man still alive in a world in which women wear the trousers. This funny film is a surprising delight that happens to make you think.
Alumni: Film Production graduate Chris Livingston.
Film: Charlotte's Song
Synopsis: Think Pan's Labyrinth meets Carnivale; gritty human drama with a supernatural twist. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, this is the story of Charlotte, a young girl coming of age in the midst of one of the most desolate and desperate periods in American history. This unique film is directed by Nicholas Humphries and produced by Vancouver's Done Four Productions.
Alumni: Over 75 VFS alumni worked on this feature. Read more about this incredible project HERE.
We want to congratulate all of the alumni at VIFF this year. If you don't see your name on this list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.