The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival will showcase emerging Canadian short film talent on Air Canada flights around the world from August 1 to December 31, 2014. All 20 selected shorts will be announced at a free public screening and after-party at Vancity Theatre on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by ETALK anchor Tanya Kim.
The enRoute Film Festival is free. Doors open to the public at 7pm, and seating is limited - first come, first served.
This year’s jury includes filmmakers Louise Archambault, Jennifer Baichwal, Guy Maddin and Don McKeller.
For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit www.enroutefilm.com.
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival kicks off its 26th season on August 14-24. The festival features more than 80 films at various downtown locations showcasing queer stories from 11 countries, including offerings from Russia, Brazil, and the Philippines, presenting themes of gender identity, forbidden love, and culture. Tickets and festival schedule are available July 24th online and at Little Sister’s bookstore (1238 Davie Street, Vancouver).
The Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival returns for its 8th year at the Vancity Theatre with 6 thought-provoking films which will provide a window into Taiwan for both Taiwanese and non-Taiwanese audiences alike.
Tickets: $8 (Afternoon) / $10 (Evening)
Tickets available online via the VIFC Ticketing System, and at the door 20 minutes prior to a screening.
For more info, please visit: www.twff.ca
Touch of the Light is a heart-warming tale of two young adult’s struggle to find a place in society. While from different upbringing, the two protagonists spot similarities in their troubles and found comfort in the company of another who understands. Like pillars of light, countless triumphs of camaraderie, hope and unyielding passion for their dreams pierce through the cruel choking atmosphere of modern elitist materialism throughout this 110 minute sensual masterpiece.