Martha | Canadian Premiere

The NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA proudly presents the Canadian premiere of Martha, a film by Vancouver director Daniel Schubert.

Watch starting January 27, 2021, for free on NFB.ca and the NFB’s YouTube channel.

Filmmaker Daniel Schubert visits his grandmother, Martha, in this warm, intimate portrait of an unrelenting survivor.

Martha is produced by Teri Snelgrove and Shirley Vercruysse at the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon Studio in Vancouver, BC.

Jason Camp and the Posers presents: an extravaganza of sights, sounds ,and songs for a severely severed socialite society or something in association with Begelco.tm or something

In the depths of the great potluck ban of 2020, Jason Camp and The Posers recorded a live basement session on Haida Gwaii. Showcasing some new songs on a boring afternoon, some of the lost chronicles of Jonny Begel and his quest to return to his motherland, and some reminders that its good to focus on trying to smile as the world crumbles around you. So lean back and settle in, and join the Haida trio as they help you waste another afternoon.

How to (Safely) Shoot Your Indie Film During a Pandemic

Have you been chomping at the bit to get cameras rolling on your next film project, but feel bogged down by isolation and public health guidelines?

CineVic presents How to (Safely) Shoot Your Indie Film During a Pandemic — an informative panel of local Victoria talent who have tackled the challenge of film production during Covid-19 restrictions over the past several months. Five experienced filmmakers will divulge the trials and tribulations of managing a distanced cast and crew without sacrificing the quality of your cinematic storytelling. They’ll also give some hot tips on how to follow protocols and resources published by WorksafeBC, ActSafe, DOC, CreativeBC, and others (hint: it’s more than masks, sanitizer, and six feet of space!)

Wednesday January 20th 2021 @ 7:00pm on Zoom

FREE for CineVic Members
(Email us at office@cinevic.ca to get the Zoom link)

$25 for Non-Members
(Register on Eventbrite – the Zoom link will be sent in your ticket confirmation email)

Meet our panelists:

Tamara Tulloch is currently serving as a Covid Compliance Officer/Health and Safety Supervisor for Air Bud Entertainment and Lighthouse Pictures inc. With 10 years as a set medic/craft service and the last 4 years as a paramedic and dispatcher for BC Ambulance – being able to tap into “insider knowledge” in the early days was vital to understanding the path and transmission of this virus in our midst. With an extensive education background in OH&S, in May 2020 she was asked to be at the forefront of covid protocol creation and implementation for the film/television/performance art industry and by late June was boots on the ground building Compliance and Enforcement teams all over the province. She is currently completing her 17th show in the Covid Era as lead for Covid Health and Safety with 3 more productions trained, crewed and beginning in the next month.

Libby Kaul has been involved in the indie film scene on Vancouver Island since 2016. She has a background in corporate administration and education but was drawn to the intense team environment of a working film crew while chaperoning her son to film sets in Vancouver and Los Angeles. She produced her first UBCP Ultra Low Budget short MIA in 2017 which won an Award of Distinction at the Canada Short Film Festival. She also produced Bump in the Night which debuted at the Telluride Horror Show in 2019. ​Libby was Location Manager for the short film version of All-In Madonna and worked as Second Assistant Director on the feature film Open for Submissions. During the pandemic, Libby has been advising on Covid Safety Plans and monitoring on-set regulations on local indie film productions.

Lukas Hanulak is a writer and director for film & television based in Victoria, BC. He was born in former Czechoslovakia, where his longtime passion for visual and emotional storytelling began, and where he has directed a dozen crime/drama series for major film and TV producers. As a writer, he co-created the award-winning film The Good Death, a story about voluntary assisted dying, that aired on many worldwide TV markets. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, and his first Canadian production – the short film Empty Spaces – was made in December 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic.

Joyce Kline is a 2017 Leo Award winning Production Designer with a passion for visual storytelling. Formally trained as a visual artist, she draws on wide-ranging experience as a writer, playwright, dancer, home stager, theatre designer and storyboard artist. Joyce has exhibited across Canada and in Finland, had theatre pieces produced and workshopped in Victoria, Vancouver, and Toronto, received Ontario, Toronto and Canada Council visual arts grants, danced in Canada, England and France and taught drawing and visual narrative at Victoria College of Art. Her short film Cancelled Stamp, which she wrote, directed and co-produced in the midst of the pandemic, is currently in post production.

Justus Lowry was born to independent filmmakers and grew up exposed to cinema and making videos. After a Computer Animation program at The Centre For Digital Imaging and Sound (now the Art Institute of Burnaby), he spent half a decade doing freelance graphic design and photography before starting his own freelance media company in 2007, producing websites, advertisements, music videos, corporate videos, and TV commercials. Since then, he’s produced a variety of short culinary documentaries and two short documentaries about cacao. In early 2020 the international production of his first feature film about the chocolate industry was interrupted due to the pandemic, but he pushed through and the project is currently in post-production.

KAREN FOWLIE – LIVE ONLINE CONCERT – “A Tribute to Canadian Women in Song” (Pre-recorded)

LIVE ONLINE CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: “A TRIBUTE TO CANADIAN WOMEN IN SONG” (PRE-RECORDED)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 7:00 – appx 8:00pm PST
Join Karen Fowlie and her friends Terri Breeze (bass), Mal Temple (drums), Owen Thomas (electric guitar) and Mike Hurst (keyboard) for their pre-recorded live concert from the comfort of their living rooms to yours. You will hear songs from Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain, Sylvia Tyson, Loreena McKennitt as well as “Moment in Time”, one of Fowlie’s Originals. Feel free to chat with the band live during the show. Hope you can make it!
Tickets through SideDoorAccess $10

Kara-Kata Afrobeat Made in Canada | Facebook Live

Our band, Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group, will perform our original songs and songs from the Afrobeat genre for our beloved community. Each band member will record their part and we will edit to create a video which will be released live. Our band leader, Toyin Kayo-Ajayi, will do a small live introduction and chat prior to the release. It is our hope to stay connected with our fans and community during these challenging times. We always aim to spread love, joy, connection, and to share Nigerian culture, which is where our music style was born.
We will set up a donation page prior to event. Thank you and we miss you!

LOD LIVE! Social-Distancing Edition Vol. 4

We’re back for our UK peeps! This time we’re breaking out the piano tunes – a different set list to Monday’s piano show! Penelope is getting her frets done, The Cats will be napping somewhere closeby. However, Dave and I will be here with Kurt – my Canadian piano – to bring some tunes and the oodles of LOD lurve. Join us!

#CULTUREDOESNTSTOP

Sound Bath Sanctuary – Virtual Sound Bath

Make yourself a comfortable space to lay down, remove distractions, and put on your headphones or earbuds. This is a unique, high-quality virtual sound bath experience to slow down, rest, and receive healing vibrations while immersing into a soundscape of Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Steel Tongue Drums, and more.

Here are some of the benefits that you can experience during Sound & Vibrational Healing (Sound Bath):

– Deep relaxation – not only during, but days afterward you’ll be better able to manage stress and anxiety
– Increase in immune system function
– Nervous system regulation
– Decrease in depressive feelings
– Improvement in emotional regulation
– Reduced blood pressure
– Enhanced sleep and memory
– Tunes you up to positive mood states
– And more

About the Host: Mike Reed is a musician, sound healer, and world adventurer. His love of drumming and percussion led Mike to study at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, and over the last several years he has studied counselling, personal development, life coaching, and has completed the Shamanic Apprenticeship with West Coast Shamanic in Vancouver. Mike’s insatiable thirst for learning and self-improvement has allowed him to synthesize his musicianship and spiritual practice to hold a space of healing and relaxation. Follow Mike (Sound Quest) on Instagram: Instagram.com/sound_quest and Facebook: facebook.com/soundquest.soundhealing