Blue Frog Virtually Live – Jim Byrnes Band

Blue Frog Studios is proud to host a special concert with JUNO AWARD winner JIM BYRNES and his stellar band. Jim’s evocative, smoky vocals and gutsy blues guitar weave together to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today’s world.

Jim Byrnes needs no introduction. From his first professional gig in 1964, over the years, he has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Robert Cray.

Jim Byrnes’ fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from his too-numerous-to-mention TV and movie roles, highlights including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series and his national variety show, The Jim Byrnes Show. Jim’s first love, however, is the Blues.

Be part of this extraordinary opportunity to experience a virtual concert and watch from your home.

Blue Frog Virtually Live – Jim Byrnes Band

Blue Frog Studios is proud to host a special concert with JUNO AWARD winner JIM BYRNES and his stellar band. Jim’s evocative, smoky vocals and gutsy blues guitar weave together to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today’s world.

Jim Byrnes needs no introduction. From his first professional gig in 1964, over the years, he has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Robert Cray.

Jim Byrnes’ fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from his too-numerous-to-mention TV and movie roles, highlights including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series and his national variety show, The Jim Byrnes Show. Jim’s first love, however, is the Blues.

Be part of this extraordinary opportunity to experience a virtual concert and watch from your home.

Marie Clements’ RED SNOW film premieres on Apple TV

Marie Clements’ award-winning narrative feature debut RED SNOW will be available for streaming and download on Apple TV beginning May 15th. Following its World Premiere screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival, a screening at the ImagineNATIVE Festival in Toronto, a robust global festival tour which continued into 2020, and a limited theatrical run, RED SNOW will now be available to viewers at home across the country.

Filmed on location in Canada’s Northwest Territories (Yellowknife and Dettah) and the desert interior region of British Columbia (the Ashcroft Band Lands, Cache Creek and Kamloops), RED SNOW is the powerful story of Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, who is caught in an ambush in Panjwayi, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander release a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit cousin, Asana, and binds him closer to a Pashtun family as they escape across treacherous landscapes and through a blizzard that becomes their key to survival.

Featuring the talents of Tantoo Cardinal, Asivak Koostachin, Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Samuel Marty, Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack, Ishaan Vasdev, Shafin Karim and Kane Mahon, RED SNOW was shot in four languages including Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Pashto and English.

The Far North meets the Middle East in a journey of loss and rebirth that lays bare the land, blood ties, and two ancient cultures that collide to re-imagine a future born of 10,000 words for snow.

RED SNOW is written and directed by acclaimed Métis playwright, director, producer, and screenwriter, Marie Clements. Clements’ credits include the documentary feature The Road Forward, Looking at Edward Curtis and her fifteen plays, including The Unnatural and Accidental Women, have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, garnering numerous awards, including the 2004 Canada-Japan Literary Award and two prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award nominations.

RED SNOW has won numerous awards including Best Screenplay, Best Feature and Best Director at VIWFF, Most Popular Canadian Dramatic Feature at VIFF, Winner Best Canadian Feature Drama at EIFF and many more nominations at international festivals including LA Skins, American Indian Film Festival, the DGC and 10 Leo Award nominations.

RED SNOW was made possible with the support of CBC Films, Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada, the Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award, Harold Greenberg Fund, APTN, Creative BC, the Canada Media Fund, APTN, the Harold Greenberg Fund, Creative BC, Film Incentive BC, CAVCO, and the Northwest Territories Film Rebate Program.

SIGGRAPH Now: Procedural Approach to Animation-Driven Effects for “Avengers: Endgame”

On Wednesday, 13 May, join us for a complimentary webinar covering the SIGGRAPH 2019 Talk, “Procedural Approach to Animation-Driven Effects for ‘Avengers: Endgame’” followed by live Q&A with the presenters.

Weta Digital’s Gerardo Aguilera (FX supervisor) and Tobias Mack (software engineer) will take a deep dive into the workflow for delivering real-time FX elements to animation in an omni-directional way and discuss their procedural approach to solving some of the challenges around “AnimFX.”

The Wound and The Gift

You and your family are invited to join us watch a film all week long at your leisure, with the opportunity to meet the director on the weekend.

Meet the director Linda Hoaglund online
Presentation of stunning still images from filming in beautiful Hokkaido, and a moderated Q&A session.

The Wound and The Gift is a film about the animal rescue inspired by ancient Japanese fable about a wounded crane, saved by peasants, that attempts to express her gratitude with a gift – 鶴の恩返し. The fable is illustrated by Victo Ngai. The film is suitable for viewers of all ages. (83 minutes)

View trailer here – https://vimeo.com/84432440

West My Friend | European Album Release Tour + BC Brunch Show

West My Friend, indie-folk darlings from Victoria BC, recently released their IMA-nominated fourth album “In Constellation” with full symphony orchestra. The core trio of the band planned a tour of Europe for May 2020 to release the album for their European fans, but it was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19. So on May 2nd, the first day of the tour, West My Friend will be performing an intimate trio set in the 1912 Fernwood home of members Eden Oliver and Jeff Poynter. The concert is timed for an evening show in Europe and a brunch show in their home province of BC! So get your eggs benny and a coffee and sit back and enjoy….

THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN | Nelson Civic Theatre: Virtual Screening

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is delighted to partner with Nelson, B.C.’s, Civic Theatre for a virtual screening of our Canada (BC)/Germany-production, The Whale and the Raven in the theatre’s Films From Home series.

This award-winning, feature-length documentary follows settler and Gitga’at whale researchers in the Kitimat fjord system who are critical of the imminent construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.

When you buy a ticket, you will receive a VIMEO link (available for 24 hours) .

To purchase tickets, please visit https://civictheatre.ca/whale-raven-films-from-home/
For details about exactly how Nelson Civic Theatre’s virtual cinema screenings can be accessed, please visit its FAQ page.

This is a ticketed event.

CanFilmDay Live with Mina Shum

Featuring Sandra Oh, Jay Baruchel, Colm Feore, Ethan Hawke, Atom Egoyan, Meghan Follows, Mina Shum, Philippe Falardeau, Don McKellar and many more. Hosted by Peter Keleghan and Ali Hassan.

This year, the centrepiece of our all-online edition of National Canadian Film Day is a four-hour live-stream: CanFilmDay Live. The interactive livestream will be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and right here on our website from 6 PM to 10 PM EDT (see below for times in your region).

Whether you’re planning to join one of our national watch parties, organizing your own watch party, or just watching a movie at home with your family, you don’t want to miss CanFilmDay Live — and the many guests who will be stopping by from their own living rooms. n addition to the filmmakers and stars, we’ll have other fun and games on the livestream, including Can-con trivia, NFB classic shorts, and even a singalong!

Chasing Steve World Premiere Launch Party + Q&A | Zoom

The Q&A discussion will include Filmmakers Leah Mallen and Jess Fraser, as well as an expert panel including Chris Ratzlaff, the founder of the Alberta Aurora Chasers group of citizen scientists, Dr. Eric Donovan, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary, and Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald who is the founder of the citizen science project Aurorasaurus, a science communicator, and a NASA scientist. The discussion Q&A will be hosted by SciStarter.org and moderated by Canadian host/performer Alexandra Staseson.

NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist | CTV

If there’s a song in your heart, it will get in her head. Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs.

The first season of the new NBC comedy series was filmed in B.C.