VIFF Creator Talk: The Great North

The Great North, an animated sitcom premiering Feb. 14th on Fox, is created by the veteran writers of Bob’s Burgers, Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin. The series follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close – especially his only daughter, Judy, whose artistic dreams lead her away from the family fishing board and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Featuring the vocal talents of Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte and Alanis Morissette, we’re in for a wild and eccentric ride with the residents of the town of Lone Moose!
VIFF is thrilled to host Emmy-winning creators, showrunners and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin as they take us for a deep dive into writing and creating an animated tv series – from envisioning the town of Lone Moose, stocking it with eccentric residents to casting the superb vocal talents.

Presented by Creative BC
Supported by Pacific Screenwriting Program

VIFF Creator Talk: John Wells (Creator, Shameless)

VIFF is thrilled to host John Wells as he discusses the final season of Shameless and shares some lessons learned and knowledge gleaned over the course of his acclaimed career in television. Over the past three decades, Wells has been a creative force behind some of primetime’s biggest hit series, including ER, The West Wing, and Third Watch. He currently serves as executive producer on the TNT drama series Animal Kingdom, which was renewed for its fifth season; and on Showtime’s Emmy®- nominated Shameless, which was renewed for an eleventh season. He previously served as Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed Southland for TNT, the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning Mildred Pierce for HBO, and the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning China Beach. Next, he will executive produce Maid, the upcoming series adaptation of Stephanie Land’s best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive starring Margot Robbie, for Netflix; and Red Bird Lane, a TV movie starring Susan Sarandon for HBO Max.

Presented by Creative BC
Supported by Pacific Screenwriting Program

Wish You Were Here hosted by Cassandra Maze

Wish You Were Here is a virtual song circle streaming every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook Live. Join Cassandra Maze and 3-4 more spectacular artists for an afternoon of live music, chit chat and just an overall ah maze ing time:)

We really wish you could be here, but while we’re all socially distanced, this is the next best thing! Find a comfy chair, pour yourself a cup of something good, and let us serenade you.

What do you need? Simply a Facebook account and the link ( to watch us go live. Please “like” the page for updates and to get notified whenever we are going live!

This week’s ah maze ing lineup:

Tissa Rahim (
Sadé (
Sola (

UNO Fest Online

UNO Fest is North America’s longest-running solo performance festival, and has always pushed the boundaries of what solo performance can be. This year, Intrepid Theatre brings UNO to your home with UNO Fest Online. Experience video clips and new work online, interviews with the artists, free streaming solo performances, and Facebook Happy Half-Hours with artists and artistic staff. We are embracing our festival tagline – this is theatre outside the lines!

Week 1 features local Victoria artists J McLaughlin, Isaiah Bell, and Lindsay Delaronde. Week 2 features national artists Kunji Mark Ikeda (Calgary), Sarah Waisvisz (Ottawa), and Tara Travis (Vancouver).

Buy a ticket to access paid content (exclusive video clips and online performances), or tune in to free livestreamed performances and artist talks. Full details and schedule at


INFLIGHT ENT in combination with SH STUDIOS brings the 6FIGURE VISIONS ‘lifestream’ concert event!! 💯

Celebrating Lil G6’s 6FIGURE VISIONS mixtape release, we’re offering a backstage experience for the music VIP to bump along-side the legend and his immediate crew. You can expect live presentations, performances, and a special instalment feature from INFLIGHT ENT.

Tune in for a playlist of your new favourite songs, insightful commentary from music industry insiders, and a message from the minds behind the mix.

There will be opportunity for direct engagement in Q&A, live mix breakdowns, beat development tricks, as well as a chance for local artists to win a feature spot on the next hot single. 🔥

This event is free, but the experience is priceless.

WISH for Tomorrow Show Kele Fleming & Special Guest Aaron Trory

Kele Fleming and Aaron Trory are live streaming at 7:10 followed by a Q & A After Party. Proceeds from this event go to WISH Drop-In Centre Society in Vancouver.

3 ways to donate, via Eventbrite in the ticket link, e-transfer to or via PayPal

Pop singer-songwriter, Kele Fleming performs songs from her upcoming release The Song I’ll Write for My Whole Life (#SWMWL) Kele’s songs reveal a strong passion for the planet and the people and lives that inhabit it.

Aaron Trory performs from his latest CD Zombie Sunflowers along with a few surprises. He tells modern stories with quirky heartfelt sincerity.

Join us right after the tribute to the health and frontline workers. The show is followed by a live Q & A with Kele and Aaron.

LIVE STREAM: You do not need a Zoom account to attend this event. When it’s time for the show, click on the link below and you will be prompted to download the Zoom software. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required at this time. Enjoy the show!

Zoom Live Streaming Link:

Questions? If you are having difficulty show at 7:10 email We’ll do our best to assist you.

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BIG Talk: A Contributor Chat & Online Book Launch

Join Caitlin Press for BIG Talk: A Contributor Chat & online book launch to celebrate the release of BIG, the anthology.

‘BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies’ is a collection of personal and intimate experiences of plus size women, non-binary and trans people in a society obsessed with thinness.

Hear anthology editor Christina Myers, and contributors Sonja Boon, Amanda Scriver, Heather Van Mil, and Layla Cameron discuss issues and themes in the anthology and read from their work. Join us as we applaud bodies of all sizes. Q&A to follow.

• Free!
• Online! No software download necessary.
• Everyone welcome. All shapes & sizes.

Radioland ’48 Playreading | Zoom

It’s 1948 and a radio station is about to be closed forever. The employees desperately try to save their jobs with a marathon broadcast of a loopy serial – while romance blossoms.

A virtual play reading event on ZOOM!

This hilarious one-act play is a cheeky homage to screwball comedies, written and performed by Kirsten Van Ritzen, with Robert Conway, Melissa Kahan, Darrien Gaetz with Charles Martin . Presented by Janet Munsil for The Canadian Play Thing .