Al Neil: A Portrait

Al Neil: A Portrait

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Film artist David Rimmer pays tribute to Al Neil, an institution in West Coast art mythology in this portrait of the musician, poet and sculptor.

AMPLIFY HER

AMPLIFY HER

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Three female electronic dance music artists battle demons from painful pasts as they emerge to become beacons on the global festival scene. Along their journeys, they encounter plenty of resistance as they dare to enter the male-dominated realm of electronic music and EDM.

AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

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This compilation of six animated motion comics is based on the rise of female DJ's, each climbing the ranks of the international electronic music scene while wrestling with their own personal struggles. Based on the feature documentary AMPLIFY HER, it shifts the women's stories into a graphic novel esthetic, imagined by 16 female artists.

Appassionata: The Extraordinary Life and Music of Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatte

Appassionata: The Extraordinary Life and Music of Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatte

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Documentary on composer and artistic rebel Sophie-Carmen (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatte.

Beethoven Opus 59 No 3, Allegro Molto

Beethoven Opus 59 No 3, Allegro Molto

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The Borealis String Quartet, one of Canada's finest chamber music ensembles, performs at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC.

Brain Clever

Brain Clever

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China is the largest manufacturer in the world, and English translations of Chinese instructions often say more about the culture than they do about the product. Filmmaker Lulu Keating brings the "Hand-Pressing Flashlight" instructions to life, creating a land of extremes.

Cue the Muse

Cue the Muse

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This cinematic journey searches the secrets of uninhibited creativity, following four Vancouver artists: master painter and AIDS activist Tiko Kerr, ballet dancer Alexis Fletcher, luthier Nicole Alosinac and fiery singer Colleen Rennison of the blues-rock band No Sinner.

The Dancing Cop!

The Dancing Cop!

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With a nod to the theatre of the absurd, Kelvin Redvers has created a musical like no other to provoke discussion about relationships between law enforcement and First Nations people.

Distant Sounds: The Story of Qui Xia

Distant Sounds: The Story of Qui Xia

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Distant Sounds profiles Qiu Xia He, a Chinese-born pipa musician who lives in Vancouver.

Dog=God

Dog=God

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A girl loves dogs. She wants to be one. Shot on location in Dawson City and on Manitoulin Island, Dog=God is an experimental, musical, ecstatic ode to dogs and those who both master and worship them.

Drumstix

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A delightful puppet animation exploring rhythms and percussion.

Ferron: girl on a road [48 min version]

Ferron: girl on a road [48 min version]

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Part performance film, part biopic, Ferron: girl on a road traces, the life, the songs, the loves, the heartbreaks, and the pioneering path carved by a true folk legend.

Ferron: girl on a road [73 min festival version]

Ferron: girl on a road [73 min festival version]

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Part performance film, part biopic, Ferron: girl on a road traces, the life, the songs, the loves, the heartbreaks, and the pioneering path carved by a true folk legend.

From the Mouthpiece on Back

From the Mouthpiece on Back

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Jason DaSilva and New York filmmaker Colleen O'Halloran portray the struggle of a high school students from the 7th and 9th Wards of New Orleans to reunite their brass band after being dispersed from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Their passion for the music and fellowship that comes from the band inspire them to regroup against all odds and play, amid the ruins, in front of enthusiastic crowd on Bourbon Street.

Gibson Woods

Gibson Woods

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The short musical drama Gibson Woods explores the presence of history and the connection between the African Nova Scotian and Mi’Kmaq communities.

Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues

Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues

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This documentary celebrates Long John Baldry's long and influential career and features footage of early performances and commentary from a number of musicians for whom he was a great influence.

Portrait of a Mask Maker: Reg Davidson • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Portrait of a Mask Maker: Reg Davidson • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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A maker of the most elaborate and sometimes outrageous masks, Reg Davidson is at the top of his class. Portrait of a Mask Maker joins him in his studio to watch him carve and share his views about Haida art.

Portrait of a Musician

Portrait of a Musician

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In this short film, the portrait of a classical violinist changes by the second in artistic style and medium as he plays.

Ray Condos Crazy Mixed Up World

Ray Condo's Crazy Mixed Up World

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This charming and lively animation by Vancouver artist Deb Dawson pays tribute to the genius of the late Canadian musician commonly known as Ray Condo (1950-2004).

Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Part 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1) - Special Edition

Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Part 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1) - Special Edition

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A portrait of Robert Davidson, one of the great masters of contemporary Haida art. Special edition includes extra features.

The Score

The Score

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Based on the award-winning play by the Electric Company Theatre, this musical drama centers on Dr. Lynn Magnusson, a brilliant geneticist racing to isolate a cancer-causing gene.

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

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High school students in Victoria, B.C. who benefited from a successful elementary school strings program launch a campaign to have the program reinstated after local authorities cut it in an attempt to balance a school district budget.

Silk Road

Silk Road

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This documentary of a performance by the Silk Road ensemble features stunning musicianship with Chinese and Brazilian musicians that bridges cultural gaps and delights audiences.

Songololo: Voices of Change

Songololo: Voices of Change

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From Vancouver filmmaker Marianne Kaplan comes an exciting glimpse of the process of change presently taking place in South Africa. Instead of detailing the horrors of apartheid, Songololo portrays the emergent post-apartheid culture, born of the collective past and aspirations of black South Africa.