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Local actress Hannah Zirke, 15, added to her collection of Joey Awards on Nov. 7 when she was named Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Movie of the Week for her role in the Lifetime channel TV movie ‘The Neighbour in the Window.’ (Photo supplied)

Teen actress from Nanaimo wins award for role in Lifetime channel TV movie

Cedar’s Hannah Zirke, 15, earns fourth Joey Award for ‘The Neighbour in the Window’

 

A new short film festival called MORVENFEST is encouraging B.C. secondary students to step into the world of film during their Christmas break. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

New film festival gives Victoria students exciting opportunity

MORVENFEST is open to all B.C. secondary students over Christmas break

 

The SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is taking its 11th annual film festival online this year. (Courtesy of SkeenaWild Film Festival)

Thursday night online film festival displays beauty of northern B.C.

Residents can tune in and vote on their favourite films on Nov. 12

 

Film crews will be shooting on the Pat Bay Highway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Oct. 14 and 15. Traffic control personnel will be guiding drivers through a planned detour. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Film crews will be shooting on the Pat Bay Highway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Oct. 14 and 15. Traffic control personnel will be guiding drivers through a planned detour. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)

Film about missing and murdered indigenous women makes Nanaimo debut

A mother and daughter search for answers in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s ‘Rustic Oracle’

Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)
The CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual Cinefest film festival is returning this year, but instead of being held at the Avalon Theatre the entire festival will be streamed online. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann)

Nanaimo’s Cinefest film festival to be held online this year due to COVID-19

CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual festival to feature films made in 48 hours

The CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual Cinefest film festival is returning this year, but instead of being held at the Avalon Theatre the entire festival will be streamed online. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann)
A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Daughter’ by Todd Jones, featuring actors Megan Simpson and Clayton Neuwirth. (YouTube screen shot)

Vancouver Island films sought for One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge

All entries to be screened online in virtual film festival

A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Daughter’ by Todd Jones, featuring actors Megan Simpson and Clayton Neuwirth. (YouTube screen shot)
Joel Grenz shooting ‘My Homeland’. (Submitted photo)

Parksville filmmaker nominated for provincial Leo Award

Joel Grenz tabbed in ‘Best Music Video’ category

Joel Grenz shooting ‘My Homeland’. (Submitted photo)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage showcasing 1926 life in remote Northern Vancouver Island

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Nanaimo artist Adrienne Bouchard Langlois is creating a series of children’s videos about a toy mouse self-isolating in a dollhouse. (Photo courtesy Dan Fraser)

Nanaimo artist creating children’s video series about a self-isolating mouse

Adrienne Bouchard Langlois addresses coronavirus with delicacy for young audience

Nanaimo artist Adrienne Bouchard Langlois is creating a series of children’s videos about a toy mouse self-isolating in a dollhouse. (Photo courtesy Dan Fraser)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
The Victoria Film Festival runs Feb. 7-16. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Victoria Film Festival runs Feb. 7-16. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020

Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020

New head programmer Kinga Binkowska brings new ideas, international experience to bear

Vic Film Fest: Fresh perspectives for 2020
A still from the trailer for Coming Home. (SCREENSHOT)

Award-winning documentary shares the modern story of Vancouver Island First Nation

Broadcast premiere of Huu-ay-aht documentary Coming Home will take place Jan. 29

A still from the trailer for Coming Home. (SCREENSHOT)
British character actor Bill Nighy, who co-stars with Annette Bening in Hope Gap, screening at the 2020 Victoria Film Festival, will be in town for a post-screening conversation on stage Feb. 8 at The Vic Theatre. (Film still courtesy Screen Media Films)

Famed character actor Bill Nighy to be part of 2020 Victoria Film Festival

Nighy to chat after Feb. 8 screening of the film Hope Gap

  • Jan 11, 2020
British character actor Bill Nighy, who co-stars with Annette Bening in Hope Gap, screening at the 2020 Victoria Film Festival, will be in town for a post-screening conversation on stage Feb. 8 at The Vic Theatre. (Film still courtesy Screen Media Films)
Crews from a Bonzo television series are in filming at Government and Wharf streets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Film crews in downtown Victoria producing upcoming TV series

‘Significant economic contributions to the area’ coming from production

Crews from a Bonzo television series are in filming at Government and Wharf streets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith shoots paragliders in the Rocky Mountains. Smith is the first National Geographic Live speaker in the three-event series hosted at the Royal Theatre, on Nov. 20. Photo by Pablo Durana

National Geographic Live events inspire adventure for all

Nov. 20 presenter, adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith, captures people achieving the ‘impossible’

  • Nov 6, 2019
Adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith shoots paragliders in the Rocky Mountains. Smith is the first National Geographic Live speaker in the three-event series hosted at the Royal Theatre, on Nov. 20. Photo by Pablo Durana
New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

Foggy Isle Film Festival happens Sept. 26 at the Victoria Event Centre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre
The French film Sink or Swim (Le grand bain), about a group of 40-something guys out to keep their mojo afloat by trying synchronized swimming, helps the Victoria Film Festival kick off its 25th edition on Feb. 1. Courtesy Victoria Film Festival

AND, ACTION! Victoria Film Festival launches 25th celebration of on-screen creativity

10-day festival brings together film lovers, filmmakers and the people who help make it happen

The French film Sink or Swim (Le grand bain), about a group of 40-something guys out to keep their mojo afloat by trying synchronized swimming, helps the Victoria Film Festival kick off its 25th edition on Feb. 1. Courtesy Victoria Film Festival