Lo-Fi Film Festival about Water: May 19

With all the rain we’ve gotten this winter (and spring), it’s easy to forget that water is a scarce and precious resource.  Our lakes, rivers, oceans and wetlands are under threat like never before – from spills in the Gulf of Mexico to mining and fracking closer to home.

Concerns about water – its sustainability and how to conserve and protect it – will be the subject of a one-night, low-fi film festival on Thursday, May 19, titled C Blue.   Organized by C Restaurant and screened at the Vancity Theatre, the grassroots festival will feature short films (from one to five minutes in length) about water by local filmmakers.

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Lo-Fi Film Festival about Water: May 19

Vancouver International Film Fest, Sept. 30-Oct. 15

Cinema lovers take note:  the Vancouver International Film Festival is coming.  One of the largest events of its kind in North America, the festival opens on Sept. 30 and runs until Oct. 15.   The international line-up features more than 350 films from 80 countries, from undiscovered gems to instant classics that have already garnered awards around the world.

This year’s line-up offers the biggest showcase of Canadian films in the world, a huge selection of East Asian films and an ambitious nonfiction program (almost half of films this year are documentaries).  More than 150,000 fans are expected to attend over the course of the 16-day festival.

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Vancouver International Film Fest, Sept. 30-Oct. 15