82 results

  • 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

    Mike Mills

    united states | 118min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Three generations of bohemian women leave an indelible mark on a teenage boy in this coming of age story set in the late 70s in Southern California. Annette Bening is rumoured to have a lock on an Oscar nomination this year, but Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup may also have shots at Best Supporting nominations.

    Special Presentation | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 7:00 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • THE THREE LITTLE PIGS 2

    Jean-François Pouliot

    canada | 102min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | french | english Sub.

    Middle age has not dampened the misogynistic horniness of the three brothers from the very popular first film. One has his marriage destroyed due to his extramarital bisexual activities, while his brother quickly moves in on his ex-wife. Hilariously funny classic French farce. Highest grossing Canadian film of the year. Subtitles.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Special Presentation | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 8:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 4:45 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • AN AMERICAN DREAM: THE EDUCATION OF WILLIAM BOWMAN

    Ken Finkleman

    canada | 86min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A wicked satirical comedy aimed at the post-Donald Trump era of American politics. This is Gemini-award winning Ken Finkleman at his most wickedly pointed, taking on American political corruption, the gun lobby, big business influence at the White House and more.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Discoveries | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 9:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 6:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE

    Deepa Mehta

    canada | 93min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | hindi | english Sub.

    Deepa Mehta takes an innovative docudrama approach to analyzing the rape culture that exists in India. She specifically workshopped six character backgrounds to depict the infamous rapists of a young woman on a decommissioned bus. Grinding poverty, deep-rooted misogyny and a sense of male entitlement are explored to great effect.

    Special Presentation | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 4:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • AS YOU ARE

    Miles Joris Peyrafitte

    united states | 110min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A police investigation uncovers a strange friendship between three teenagers in the early 90s who share a love of music, drugs and Kurt Cobain. Premiered at Sundance, the film features great performances and a real feel for its protagonists' realities. An indie gem from a first-time filmmaker of great promise.

    American Indies | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 8:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • BEFORE THE STREETS

    Chloé Leriche

    canada | 97min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | atikamekw | english Sub.

    The moving story of Shawnouk, a young First Nations man who banishes himself into exile after committing a horrible crime during a routine break-in at one of the local summer homes. The first feature film ever shot in the Atikamekw language is an accomplished first film by filmmaker Chloé Leriche.

    Gen Next, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 8:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 12:30 PM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • THE CHILDREN OF THE EARTH

    Antony Dubé

    canada | 3min | western canadian premiere | 2015 | - without dialogue

    Awaskinawason is made up of the Atikamekw words awacic (child), aski (earth), and takonawason (having the responsibility for). This animated short calls on humanity to respect the circle of life and honour our responsibility to the earth.

    ShortWork | animation

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • BEAR WITH US

    William J. Stribling

    united states | 94min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A funny romantic comedy about a lovestruck man who decides to bring his dream girl up to a mountain cabin in order to propose to her after he helps her overcome her almost pathological fear of bears. A real bear shows up and turns his plans upside down.

    American Indies, Mountain Culture | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 6:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY

    Phedon Papamichael

    united states | 21min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    Gene has followed the same monotonous daily routine since the death of his wife ten years earlier. Today, however, he wakes with a new resolve which changes everything. James Brolin stars in this powerful examination about what happens when a man decides to live his life regardless of consequences.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • BELOW HER MOUTH

    April Mullen

    canada | 92min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    A woman who is engaged to be married succumbs to the lesbian advances of an attractive roofer, and her life is turned upside down with newfound desire. A very adult film with the rare distinction of having been made by an all-female crew. April Mullen directs.

    Discoveries | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 10:15 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • THE BIG CRUNCH

    Dusty Mancinelli

    canada | 11min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    After learning the universe will one day collapse, 12-year-old August suffers an existential crisis which sends him into a deep depression. Everything changes for August when he is accidentally electrocuted and the resulting cosmic experience unearths his unknown magical powers, taking him on an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery in this lively comedy.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • BOMBING

    Gloria Mercer

    canada | 13min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Slacker comedian Sophie is forced to change her plans when her estranged daughter is unexpectedly thrust back into her life. While they both struggle to adjust to the new situation, Sophie must come to terms with the fact that she's in over her head. An honest portrait of modern day parenthood and its challenges.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • BROKEN

    Lynne Spencer

    canada | 68min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    Ballet BC's prima ballerina Simone Orlando overcomes a career threatening injury in this intimate portrait of what happens to an artist (or athlete) who has devoted their life to a single pursuit when personal injury threatens that very way of life. Orlando is now CEO of Ballet Kelowna.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 1:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • CANON Hi5 SHORT FILM CHALLENGE FINALISTS

    canada | 25min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    The World Premiere of The Canon Hi5 Short Film Challenge Top 5 Films. Each participant produced a five-minute short film and shot their script in five days with a Canon camera. The winning team will receive a C100 mkII Canon Camera valued at $6,800.

    ShortWork

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 4:30 PM Garfinkels
  • CELTIC SOUL

    Michael McNamara

    canada | 84min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Or, How Jay Baruchel Spent His Summer Vacation could be the title of this film. Veteran documentarian Michael McNamara chronicles Jay Baruchel's trip to Scotland and Ireland to uncover his family roots and express his love for the Celtic Football Club by arranging for a pilgrimage to the local stadium where they play.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 3:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • THE SQUEALING GAME

    Steve Kerr

    canada | 90min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | french | english Sub.

    A Quebec man's online dating service for married cheaters is threatened when he is attracted to a sociopathic dominatrix who has her own issues against the site. Not only his business, but his own marriage are at stake. Subtitled.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Discoveries | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 10:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • CHOKESLAM

    Robert Cuffley

    canada | 101min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    A very unusual romantic comedy/wrestling movie, featuring Amanda Crew as the lifelong object of desire for a nerdy deli clerk that she is about to become reacquainted with on the occasion of their tenth high school reunion. She is dubbed the “Lindsay Lohan of the wrestling world” and she has a temper.

    Gen Next | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 8:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 1:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • THE CYCLOTRON

    Olivier Asselin

    canada | 96min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | french, english, german | english Sub.

    A unique Canadian film that tries to evoke the WWII romantic dramas of the Casablanca era, while dealing with conceptually trippy sci-fi concepts of time travel and nuclear fission. A train rushing to Switzerland has on board a German scientist that may have the formula for a nuclear bomb well before the Americans. Western Premiere

    Gen Next, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 6:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 5:15 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • THE DEATH (AND LIFE) OF CARL NAARDLINGER

    Katherine Schlemmer

    canada | 92min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A very original comedy about a double Doppelganger. Police come to the door looking for a man with the same oddball name as our hero, only to discover that the man has a brother who is his identical twin.

    Discoveries, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 7:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • THE DOOR

    Reem Morsi

    canada | 20min | world premiere | 2016 | arabic | english Sub.

    In this touching and unique portrayal of the refugee experience, a Syrian family moves to Canada after suffering a tragic loss. While eight-year-old Hashem and his grandmother attempt to reconcile their grief together, the father's repressed trauma haunts him and his family in unexpected ways they can't escape.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • DRIFTER

    Olivia Lindgren

    canada | 10min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    After narrowly surviving a hanging, a bounty hunter named Ruth embarks on a long road of vengeance against the deadly Jackson Whitmore. In this action-filled Western, Ruth is both fueled and blinded by her rage—until she learns the true cost of revenge.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • FREE FIRE

    Ben Wheatley

    united kingdom | 90min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Winner of the People's Choice Award for this year's Midnight Madness selections at TIFF, this darkly funny and very violent movie directed by Ben Wheatley (HIGH-RISE) is about an IRA gun deal that goes tremendously wrong, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

    Late Night | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 9:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 1:00 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 10:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • GOD'S ACRE

    Kelton Stepanowich

    canada | 15min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    Lorne Cardinal stars in this unsettling and visually striking drama of a man determined to protect his land at all costs. As water levels slowly rise in a frighteningly realistic future, the man must choose to abandon everything he knows or give in to the incoming tide.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • GOING FURTHUR

    Colby Rex O'Neill, Matt Pidutti, Lindsay Kent

    canada, united states | 99min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    The psychedelic counterculture movement is alive and well today. Fifty years after Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters' first acid-laced bus trip, his son Zane has taken his Dad's bus on a 15,000 mile, 75 day tour of music festivals, tribal gatherings, and happenings, man. Enjoy the trip!

    World Documentary | documentary

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 9:45 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 9:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • THE GOODNIGHT KISS

    Laura Adkin

    canada | 10min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    Amy and Brandon have just finished what appears to be a very successful first date. As they kiss, their entire relationship unfolds—the ups, the downs, and everything in between. THE GOODNIGHT KISS delivers a surprising twist which begs the question: would you still start a relationship if you knew how it would end?

    ShortWork | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • GRAND UNIFIED THEORY

    David Ray

    canada | 101min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A brilliant astrophysicist lectures at a local university about chaos theory, even as his own family comically unravels in ways that defy scientific logic. There is a hilarious interview scene on drugs that is laugh-out-loud. A truly original BC based comedy for people with brains, or what's left of them.

    Discoveries, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 3:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 7:45 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • GUILT TRIP

    Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas

    canada | 37min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    The only thing greater than this group of skier's desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland's second highest peak, Mont Forel, is the size of their carbon footprint to get there. Loaded with guilt, they decide to bring renowned glaciologist, Alun Hubbard, who's hypothesis, if proven, could rewrite popular projections of global sea-level rise.

    Mountain Culture, World Documentary | documentary

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 6:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 5:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • HALEY

    Corey Sevier

    canada | 20min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    When an unseen force invades and begins abducting residents from a military-controlled compound, a father and daughter attempt an escape. Years later, the father traverses the desolate planet alone, his emotional upheaval after his daughter's disappearance mirrored in the unrelenting landscape.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • THE HEAD VANISHES

    Franck Dion

    canada, france | 9min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    It's Jacqueline's birthday and she's on her annual train journey to the seaside—but a very large and very strange woman keeps turning up and calling her “Mom.” If the woman was really Jacqueline's daughter, surely she'd recognize her?!? This gentle animated short takes us inside the faltering, fragile mind of a woman living with dementia.

    ShortWork | animation

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • THE HIGHWAY

    Mike Douglas, Anthony Bonello

    canada | 15min | north american premiere | 2016 | english

    Since Stan Rey first drove the highway between Vancouver and Whistler 20 years ago he's dreamed of skiing the Tantalus Mountain Range. It took a family tragedy to finally make that dream a reality.

    World Documentary, Mountain Culture | documentary

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 6:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 5:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • HOCKEY NIGHT

    Paul Shapiro

    canada | 78min | world premiere | 1984 | english

    The first fully restored theatrical print of the classic 1984 family film about a young girl who fights to become the first female goalie on her local hockey team. A beloved classic with Megan Follows and Rick Moranis, suitable for viewing with the whole family. World Premiere of restored theatrical print.

    From The Vault | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 3:15 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 3:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • HOODS

    Maja Aro

    canada | 22min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A modern day steampunk interpretation of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable. After kind young Scarlet finds her Gram's freshly murdered body on a routine visit to bring Gram's groceries, she embarks on a quest for justice against the big bad Frederick Wolfe.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 AM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 4:30 PM Garfinkels
  • TEN METER TOWER

    Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson

    sweden | 16min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | other | english Sub.

    Swimming pool. Interior. Day. A ten meter diving tower. The choice: fight the instinctive fear and leap into the unknown, or face the humiliation of climbing back down. Human nature is captured in this one moment: to jump or not to jump?

    ShortWork | documentary

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • A HUNDRED STREETS

    Jim O'Hanlon

    united kingdom | 93min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    The story of three people's lives, who live within a three block radius of each other in downtown London. One is a street drug dealer, one a woman separated from her rugby playing superstar husband and the other a taxi driver about to have his life turned around. Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton star.

    World Now | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 11:00 AM Rainbow Theatre
  • HUNTING PIGNUT

    Martine Blue

    canada | 95min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A young teenager (winningly played by BC based Taylor Hickson) runs away from home to join the street bums that her late Dad used to hang around. Drugs and sexual assault are unfortunately sure to follow. An original coming of age story from first-time Newfoundland filmmaker Martine Blue.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Gen Next | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 7:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 8:15 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT'S KILLING THEM

    Joel McCarthy

    canada | 14min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english | english Sub.

    A pitch-black comedy about Vivian, a lonely serial killer whose three loves are math, accounting, and killing people. Everything changes when she meets the handsome Alex—now Vivian has a new lease on life… and a new reason to commit her gruesome acts.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 AM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • I'M READY

    Noah Cohen

    canada, united states | 9min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A young man solicits the services of a boutique assisted-death company. A simple and stark visual style accompanies this dystopian vision of assisted suicide.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

    Janalee Budge

    canada | 17min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    In this short documentary about an extreme Whistler athlete, Don Schwartz seeks treatment for PTSD from a tragic helicopter crash which left him with third degree burns to his face. This inspirational testament to the power of positivity follows Don as he attempts progressive forms of treatment twenty five years after the accident which scarred him.

    ShortWork | documentary

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • IT'S NOT MY FAULT AND I DON'T CARE ANYWAY

    Chris Craddock

    canada | 96min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Alan Thicke surprises as a self-help guru who refuses to pay ransom when his promiscuous daughter is kidnapped by a drug gang. Her saviour comes in the unlikely form of a 300 pound African-Canadian heroin addict, winningly played by Quinton Aaron. An offbeat comedy.

    Gen Next, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 5:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 2:45 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • KISS AND CRY

    Sean Cisterna

    canada | 90min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    The true story of 18 year-old Olympic figure skating aspirant and pop singer, Carley Allison, and her inspiring battle against a rare form of melanoma. Her singing of the national anthem at a Maple Leafs hockey game became a YouTube sensation. Played by real-life best friend and Degrassi regular, Sarah Fisher.

    Gen Next | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 3:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 12:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • LA LA LAND

    Damien Chazelle

    united states | 126min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    This year's rumoured favourite for the Best Picture Oscar and winner of the People's Choice award at TIFF is an old-style romantic musical featuring heart-swooning performances by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Plus, there's an opening song and dance number on an LA freeway that you won't soon forget.

    Gala | fiction

    Wednesday Nov. 30 2016 9:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Wednesday Nov. 30 2016 6:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • LAST DAYS OF SUMMER

    Aaron Harvey

    united states | 105min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A comfortably numb late middle-aged guy in a passionless marriage falls for a beautiful new neighbour, but he suspects she is being physically abused by her husband. Character actor William Fichtner, whom you will recognize immediately from hundreds of tv and movie appearances, shines in one of his first lead roles.

    American Indies | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 2:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • LET US END WITH IT TOO

    Caisha Lea Thompson

    canada | 15min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    LET US END WITH IT TOO is a thoughtful exploration of a dying relationship told in four vignettes. When Sarah realizes that she may be falling out of love with her partner Jessica, she withdraws into herself in order to confront and interpret her emotions before she acts on the potentially destructive thought.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • LION

    Garth Davis

    australia, united kingdom, united states | 129min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english, bengali, hindi

    A moving true story of a young boy who was separated from his family at the age of five and adopted by a Tasmanian couple. Twenty-five years later, he is haunted by the need to rediscover his lost family roots. Runner up for the People's Choice Award at TIFF and a sure-fire Oscar contender. Stars Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara.

    Special Presentation | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 6:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 1:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • LOST SOLACE

    Chris Scheuerman

    canada | 106min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A lifelong psychopath has his life turned inside out when he ingests a designer drug at a nightclub and suddenly develops empathy and a moral conscience. A slick new thriller in the style of LIMITLESS from director Chris Scheuerman, shot in Vancouver.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Discoveries | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 8:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 6:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • LOVESICK

    Tyson Caron

    canada | 93min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    The year's funniest Canadian romantic comedy. Jacob Tierney plays Dash, a 33 year old slacker who is still in love with his ex-girlfriend (Jessica Paré), and who is now engaged to a sleazeball (Jay Baruchel). His attempt to disrupt their wedding is a comic classic of deep public humiliation.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Gen Next | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 7:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 7:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON

    Nicole Garcia

    france, belgium | 121min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | french | english Sub.

    Marion Cotillard is mesmerizing in her role as a small-town girl who refuses to accept a loveless marriage and is treated as having a mental illness because she dares to hold out hope for true love, which she finds in the form of a young injured veteran. Subtitled.

    World Now | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 3:00 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 10:30 AM Rainbow Theatre
  • THE MAN ON THE STAIRS

    Kristopher King

    canada | 11min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    After losing his wife, Kirk is haunted by recurring nightmares of a sinister man in this suspenseful thriller. Seeking the advice of his two friends, Kirk learns about the legend of the Memory Thief, an ominous figure who steals memories while you dream.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • MELODY MAKERS, SHOULD'VE BEEN THERE

    Leslie Ann Coles

    canada | 95min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A behind the scenes peek at all the rock ‘n roll legends of the 70s, as director Leslie Ann Coles guides us through the ribald history of the influential British rock magazine Melody Makers, featuring unseen photographs of all the greats by Barrie Wentzell.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 2:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 3:00 PM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • MENORCA

    John Barnard

    canada | 81min | world premiere | 2016 | english | english Sub.

    The story of a truly bad Mom, who leaves her child for a life of drugs and sex, hitching her way to a job at a strip-club. Is it acceptable to question one's life choices in such a dramatic way when the outcome so affects your estranged son?

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Discoveries | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 5:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 3:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • MIDDLE MAN

    Ned Crowley

    united states | 104min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    A hilariously dark satire about a talentless would-be stand-up comic who becomes an overnight sensation when he starts talking about the serial killings he thinks he may have committed. How do you sustain a career if you need a constant flow of new cadavers to maintain your inspiration?

    American Indies | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 10:30 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 12:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • MISS SLOANE

    John Madden

    united states | 132min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Rumour is that Jessica Chastain may be Oscar-bound for her role as a brilliant and ruthless lobbyist who refuses to concede any battle. Director John Madden is best known for Oscar winner SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and the BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL movies.

    Special Presentation | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 6:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 3:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 10:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • MOSTLY SUNNY

    Dilip Mehta

    canada | 90min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english, hindi

    A biographical profile of the young woman from Sarnia, Ontario, who went from being Penthouse Pet of the Year, to becoming a major hardcore porn star, to a career in mainstream Bollywood movies, an industry known for its onscreen conservatism. Touching moments occur as Sunny has to deal with the death of a parent.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 9:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • MR ZARITSKY ON TV

    Jennifer Di Cresce, Michael Savoie

    canada, united kingdom, germany, italy | 80min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A behind-the-scenes portrait of Oscar-winning documentarian John Zaritsky filming his third story on thalidomide victims. As he tours Europe with his crew, we gain insight into the uncompromising search for truth that has characterized this filmmaker's entire career. He does not suffer TV executives or fools gladly.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 7:45 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • MUTANTS

    Alexandre Dostie

    canada | 17min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | french | english Sub.

    As a teenager just trying to make it through the summer of 1996, Keven begins baseball season with an accident that gives him a truly hideous black eye. What follows is a crash course in sex, sports, and scandal—taught by a hilariously unconventional coach—which deconstructs typical coming-of-age story conventions.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 AM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • NIGHT DANCING

    Barney Cokeliss

    united kingdom | 6min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Every night Bob is mesmerized by a woman dancing in the street outside his window, and every morning he struggles to make sense of this persistent vision. Is the woman real, or a manifestation of his yearning for something more soulful than his mundane existence?

    ShortWork | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • OLGA - AN AREQUIPA STORY

    Gabriel Yee

    canada, peru | 5min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english, spanish | english Sub.

    An uplifting documentary about Olga, a 12-year-old girl with a congenital foot deformity, and her mother, who travel from their remote Peruvian village to Arequipa for life-changing treatment.

    ShortWork | documentary

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 4:30 PM Garfinkels
  • ONE MINUTE ART HISTORY

    Cao Shu

    china | 1min | western canadian premiere | 2015 | - without dialogue

    ONE MINUTE ART HISTORY is a fascinating montage in which centuries of artistic trends are packed into a single minute of film. Starting in ancient Egypt and continuing into present day, each image in this imaginative animation is a fleeting visual of the past.

    ShortWork | experimental

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • POPULATION ZERO

    Adam Levins

    canada | 84min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    A fascinating mock documentary that has legitimately uncovered a loophole in US constitutional law that would allow a person to legally get away with premeditated murder. An investigation into apparent homicides in Yellowstone National Park uncovers the ruse, much to the chagrin and danger of the documentarians.

    Late Night, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | mockumentary

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 11:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • RAW*

    David I. Strasser

    canada | 97min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    The first film to be shot on BC's Salt Spring Island tells the inspirational story of a delinquent seventeen year-old, well on his way to a possible life of drug addiction, who gets sentenced by the courts to work on an organic farm run by his uncle.

    Discoveries, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 6:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 12:30 PM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • RED MILE

    Justin McConnell

    canada | 82min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A viscerally exciting thriller about a druggie who panics and takes off when he wakes up to find that the woman he had partied with the previous night has OD'd. Presented in real time, so that the film appears to have been shot in one continuous take.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Gen Next | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 6:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 11:00 PM Village 8 Cinemas - Theatre 8
  • NOTHING ABOUT MOCCASINS

    Eden Mallina Awashish

    canada | 4min | western canadian premiere | 2015 | french | english Sub.

    When her grandmother refuses to allow her to shoot a film about moccasins, the director of this short documentary playfully reconstructs the idea of cultural loss by recording her grandmother's resolve to protect Atikamekw tradition.

    ShortWork | documentary

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 AM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • SAMEDI CINEMA

    Mamadou Dia

    senegal, united states | 11min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | french | english Sub.

    In a small town in northern Senegal, two resourceful young cinephiles hatch a plan to earn enough cash to see a movie at their local cinema before it closes down for good. The bonds of friendship are put to the test in this scrappy tale of youthful determination.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 2:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • SPEECHLESS

    Alexis Fortier Gauthier

    canada | 13min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | french | english Sub.

    A man must find the courage to deliver unspeakable news to his girlfriend after she wakes from an accident-induced coma. SPEECHLESS is a sensitive and compelling portrait of the limits of love in confronting loss and grief.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • THE SECOND TIME AROUND

    Leon Marr

    canada | 107min | north american premiere | 2016 | english

    In this heart-warming story full of hope, dreams and second chances two seniors meet and discover that it's never too late to fall in love again. Linda Thorson (The Avengers) and Stuart Margolin (The Rockford Files) give touching performances in this love story for the ageless.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Discoveries | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 3:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 12:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • SHADES OF WINTER: BETWEEN

    Sandra Lahnsteiner

    austria | 96min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english | english Sub.

    Austrian filmmaker and extreme sports enthusiast Sandra Lahnsteiner takes us on a global celebration of female athleticism as we travel from New Zealand to Austria, through Canada searching for the biggest waves and the best ski runs for her merry band of all-female adventure-seekers to conquer. Beautifully shot and duly inspiring for thrill seekers.

    Gala, Mountain Culture | documentary

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 6:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 9:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • SLED DOGS

    Fern Levitt

    canada | 82min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    A provoking expose of the cruelty to dogs that permeates the commercial dog sled operations that supply sled dogs for such famous races as the Iditarod in Alaska. The film addresses the sled dog cull that occurred in Whistler and the attempts by locals to run an ethical puppy farm in its stead.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 9:45 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 2:15 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • SOULMATES

    Darren Borrowman

    canada | 6min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    In this witty comedy of errors two couple go on dates in the same park– centuries apart. Each couple, either in 2016 or in 1722, describes the suitor of their dreams, but the dates end badly when their descriptions suggest that their ideal match is from another era.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • THE SPACE BETWEEN

    Amy Jo Johnson

    canada | 90min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Can a father continue to love his baby child after he discovers that it may not be his? How do you deal with the fact that your wife may have slept with a nerdy college student without telling you, as a way of compensating for your own infertility? An unexpected offbeat comedy/drama considering the subject matter.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Gen Next | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 12:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 10:30 AM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • STANDBY

    Charlotte Regan

    united kingdom | 6min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Gary and Jenny share the same cramped "office space" as all beat cops: the front seat of a patrol car. Their evolving relationship is a whirlwind of emotions which stands in often-comedic contrast to the procession of thugs and criminals filling the back seat.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 4:30 PM Garfinkels
  • THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT

    Kirsten Carthew

    canada | 93min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Troubled teen Lia escapes from her Grandma in Fort McPherson in the subarctic. Her cross-country trek is not going well until she hooks up with a wise old caribou hunter. Together, they have to fend off a vicious bear attack. A rare film shot in the Northwest Territories.

    Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature, Gen Next | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 5:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 3:00 PM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • TIMECODE

    Juanjo Giménez

    spain | 15min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | spanish | english Sub.

    Luna and Diego are parking lot security guards whose isolated lives cross only during shift changes. Their unusual interactions form the basis of this whimsical tale about discovering meaningful connections in a lonely day-to-day routine.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 AM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • TREE HUGGERS

    Jordan Yeager

    canada | 10min | world premiere | 2016 | english

    British Columbia is one of the last places on earth where old growth forests are still being logged. This socially conscious documentary examines how, in the face of climate change, old growth forestry isn't just a threat to species living in the area—it's a threat to the world itself.

    ShortWork | documentary

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 1:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • TRESPASS AGAINST US

    Adam Smith

    united kingdom | 99min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is a member of a notorious band of outlaws led by his brutish Dad (Brendan Gleeson). He hopes his children will escape the family lifestyle and reputation, but breaking away from family is not easy, as Gramps is a sociopath who revels in giving his grandchildren criminal life lessons.

    Special Presentation | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 9:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:30 AM Rainbow Theatre
  • TRYING

    Shauna Johannesen

    canada | 11min | british columbia premiere | 2016 | english

    When it seems like every teenage girl who climbs in the back of a Prius ends up knocked up, Steve and Ellie are sure getting pregnant will be child's play. But as sex becomes increasingly un-sexy, and foreplay becomes more needles than necking, they face the tender, comic trials of 'What to Expect when you're NOT Expecting.'

    ShortWork | fiction

    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 4:30 PM Garfinkels
  • LAND OF MINE

    Martin Zandvliet

    denmark, germany | 100min | western canadian premiere | 2015 | danish | english Sub.

    Following World War II, the Danish army used young German prisoners of war to hand defuse thousands of landmines buried along coastal beaches. The POWs are barely out of their teens and the suspense is intense as they attempt to defuse the volatile explosives. This is the Danish entry for this year's Oscars. Subtitled.

    World Now | fiction

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:00 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 6
  • VICTOR WALK

    Michael David Lynch

    united states, canada | 89min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    With the recent prison release of the coach who assaulted NHL player Theo Fleury and many others while teaching junior hockey, this chronicle of the landmark Theo Fleury walk from Toronto to Ottawa to draw attention to the victims of sexual assault in Canada becomes extraordinarily timely.

    World Documentary | documentary

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 10:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Friday Dec. 2 2016 3:00 PM Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre
  • THE VOID

    Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie

    canada | 88min | western canadian premiere | 2016 | english

    The best gory visual effects of any Canadian movie this year, this horror action is set in a remote rural hospital that is under attack from… inhuman creatures. Recalls the intensity of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and features the filmmakers behind the no-budget cult favourite MANBORG. Come if you dare!

    Late Night, Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:30 PM Village 8 Cinema - Theatre 7
  • FOREST OF ECHOES

    Maria Luz Olivares Capelle

    austria | 30min | north american premiere | 2016 | german | english Sub.

    A young woman lost in the woods finds the drowned bodies of three children on the shore of a lagoon; three kids playing at a lake on summer holiday find a dead woman drifting in the water. In this eerie drama, games, lies, and rituals unravel in a circular narrative where death loses its finality.

    ShortWork

    Friday Dec. 2 2016 12:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • THE WILL TO FLY

    Leo Baker, Katie Bender

    australia | 95min | canadian premiere | 2016 | english | english Sub.

    An extraordinary sports biography of Australian Olympic ski jumper Lydia Lassila as she trains to become the first woman to ever successfully complete a quadruple, twisting triple somersault jump, a move that combines skiing prowess and gymnastic ability. The irony is when you see the woefully inadequate Australian training facilities.

    World Documentary, Mountain Culture | documentary

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 5:00 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
    Sunday Dec. 4 2016 3:30 PM Maury Young Arts Centre
  • WILSON CITY

    Tomas Masin

    czech republic, slovakia | 115min | north american premiere | 2015 | czech, english | english Sub.

    A delightful Czech comedy in the style of Milos Forman's MY SWEET LITTLE VILLAGE. After WWI, a small town located in no man's land between Poland and Czechoslovakia, hopes to have itself annexed to Woodrow Wilson's America, and prepares for a visit from the American President.

    World Now | fiction

    Thursday Dec. 1 2016 12:30 PM Rainbow Theatre
  • THE BOY IS WITH US

    Heewon Yoon

    south korea | 24min | north american premiere | 2016 | korean | english Sub.

    Seohee returns home one day to find her worst nightmare has come true: her young son Youngmin is missing. One year later, Youngmin returns—but Seohee's relief turns to confusion as she notices inconsistencies which make her question if the boy is really her son. Tension builds and relationships are tested in this suspenseful family drama.

    ShortWork | fiction

    Saturday Dec. 3 2016 10:00 AM Maury Young Arts Centre