Filming in Vancouver: Stars align for 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver International Film Festival executive director Jacqueline Dupuis helped open the 36th edition of VIFF.

As with previous years, the Vancouver International Film Festival has brought a bevy of filmmakers and stars to the city, to converge upon a cinematic smorgasbord.

The whole shebang kicked off back on September 28 with a spotlight on truly homegrown project.

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Filming in Vancouver: Stars align for 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

Filming in Vancouver: Once Upon a Time, Riverdale, and Whitecaps play soccer, plus X-Files, Ice, and more

Riverdale’s Charles Melton and K.J. Apa had some kicks playing with the Vancouver Whitecaps in a charity match at B.C. Place.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in Hollywood North crime-drama TV series is wrapping up this week.

But a whole bevy of TV stars in town turned out in full force on the soccer pitch to raise funds for charity. And a celebrity immersed himself in a hilarious local landmark.

Curious what this all means? Read on.

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Filming in Vancouver: Once Upon a Time, Riverdale, and Whitecaps play soccer, plus X-Files, Ice, and more

Filming in Vancouver: Miranda Sings, Riverdale, Janelle Monáe, Steve Carrell, and more

Gasp! Singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe is scheduled to come to Vancouver to star in an untitled movie directed by Robert Zemeckis.

This week, a stoner-gamer movie and TV show about a talentless geek wrap up their shows. But there’s more on the horizon, with two new TV series coming, along with a feature film.

(That includes some news about changes for the cast of Riverdale for Season 2.)

Curious? Well, let’s take a peek at what’s happening in Hollywood North this week and in the weeks to come.

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Filming in Vancouver: Miranda Sings, Riverdale, Janelle Monáe, Steve Carrell, and more