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12 BC Films Featured at VIFF’s Sea To Sky Showcase

Photo/Thomas Middleditch in Entanglement, Thunderbird Entertainment

One of the Vancouver International Film Festival’s most popular program streams is back and will feature 12 unique films made from across British Columbia. The Sea to Sky showcase includes Canadianesque stories with a variety of BC backdrops and settings.

There’s a BC story from different perspectives across all genres including comedy, documentary, activism, poetry and more.


C’əsnaʔəm: The City Before The City

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The history and prehistory of the land we call the Lower Mainland. Directed by VIFF alumnus Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, in collaboration with the Musqueam First Nation and the UBC Museum of Anthropology.

Dead Shack

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Comedic chaos can be a beautiful thing. This “over-the-top gory horror” show includes a synth score, big characters and plenty of traumatic sarcasm.


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Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch takes on a dark comedy about life and relationships.


Filmed in Fort McMurray before the great wildfires that changed it. This drama pulls on real life events and provides a snapshot of a community and its people.

Hollow in the Land

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A crime drama unfolds after a body is found in a trailer park and the suspects are closer to home for Alison played by Dianna Agron.

Luk’ Luk’I

Back to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. It’s February and hockey is on the world stage: Canada vs USA for hockey Gold. But there’s other dramas too, in Vancouver’s back alleys and DTES.


Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters

Pacific Northwest art is celebrated as the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick is profiled.

Never Steady, Never Still

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Northern British Columbia is the setting and the story of a devoted mother with Parkinson’s and a son with new responsibilities is told.

On Putin’s Blacklist

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Russian propaganda and lack of human rights is highlighted: racism, xenophobia, homophobia, adoption crisis, state-sanctioned hacking etc.

Once There Was a Winter

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A thriller set in the Canadian north unravels into a dangerous standoff with an innocent woman in the middle of it all.

Public Schooled

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An awkward comedy about a home-schooled teen who has to deal with his mom and the prettiest girl in public school.

Shut Up and Say Something

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Shane Koyczan, an internationally acclaimed spoken-word artist, uses his voice to spread powerful messages about the marginalized in this poetic documentary.

The Sea to Sky stream showcase at VIFF 2017 is presented by Telus and supported by Creative BC and Telefilm Canada. The program is designed to showcase the province, its people and their stories through film.

VIFF 2017 runs from September 28 to October 13, 2017.


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