Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

Biking on the seawall in Vancouver

Biking on the seawall at English Bay. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

Make your New Year’s Resolutions fun this year with some #VeryVancouver goals for 2022: Hike every month of the year, eat delicious food, take in a film, and lots more. You won’t have trouble committing to doing the things that make our beautiful city unique.

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Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

2020 Lineup for Vancouver Queer Film Festival Announced!

The films that I was viewing all explored in one way or another transformation, resilience, and survival. These themes continued to reverberate through all the content I was seeing; in films from Turtle Island, Switzerland, India, Vietnam, and Georgia; in documentaries, narratives, and experimental work. I could feel how deeply queer filmmakers were determined to depict our lives as worth living, worth fighting for, worth celebrating, worth mourning – that we are worthy of seeing and being seen because we are necessary, beautiful, and complex. And that is what you will see at this year’s VQFF.” – Artistic Director Anoushka Ratnarajah on the theme ‘Still here’

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2020 Lineup for Vancouver Queer Film Festival Announced!

5 Local Films You Shouldn’t Miss at 2020’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2020

Every February since 1998, outdoorsy Vancouverites have flocked to the theatres to take in a slate of adventure flicks at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Known as VIMFF to locals, 2020’s festival runs February 21st to March 1st. It includes 70 films, 3 workshops, and 28 speakers at 35 separate events spread over 10 different Vancouver-area venues. Buy tickets online at the VIMFF website, as shows sell out fast.

With so many films from around the world to choose from, deciding what to see can get a little overwhelming. But if you’re looking to celebrate flicks with a local connection, here are our picks for Vancouver and British Columbia related films.

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5 Local Films You Shouldn’t Miss at 2020’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Things to Do This Weekend in Vancouver

I hear it’s going to be a rainy weekend, so make sure to waterproof your boots in preparation for taking in all the art at the the East Side Culture Crawl, for finding your way to the Turkish film festival, for stomping along to the bellows of the Accordion Noir Festival, and for exploring all the acts at  the Chutzpah! festival.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Vancouver

Skiing, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing: What to See at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series poster with photo of a mountain biker descending a slope

Vancouver is an outdoorsy town. Both locals and visitors love the easy access to hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing and more. So it’s no surprise that Vancouver has it’s very own mountain film festival: the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF). It’s a great way to spend a cozy evening indoors watching inspiring films and listening to accomplished speakers. 

The main festival runs every February, but Vancouverites couldn’t get enough, so there is an annual Fall Speaker series as well. This year, the series runs from November 14th to 18th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver and the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. There are four separate shows. 

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Skiing, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing: What to See at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

5 Local Shorts To Watch at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Image from Everything’s Great!

By Rachel Rosenberg

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), Western Canada’s largest queer arts event, takes over downtown cinemas from August 15-25th. The festival always prioritizes local film and performers, and I’ve put together a round-up of suggested titles.

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5 Local Shorts To Watch at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

CONTEST ALERT! Win Two Tickets to Elements Film Festival at TELUS World of Science

Are you curious about environmental issues? Passionate about wildlife conservation? Perhaps you’re simply a sucker for films starring majestic animals. If any of these tickles your fancy, you’ll want to block off your calendar to attend the second annual Elements Film Festival, taking place at TELUS World of Science between April 8 and 14 – and one lucky reader will win a pair of festival passes!

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CONTEST ALERT! Win Two Tickets to Elements Film Festival at TELUS World of Science