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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zaac Pick presents: Passages Unplugged — a virtual performance

Presenting ‘Passages, Unplugged’ — a virtual performance of my latest album ‘Passages’, from front to back, accompanied sparsely by a few dear friends on backing vocals, piano, cello, and violin. Recorded in an empty and soon-to-be-demolished church hall in Vancouver, BC, this is the first (and likely only) time this album will be performed performed live in full.

I’ll be hanging out on the chat afterwards to say hello, answer questions, trade music recommendations or favorite recipes, etc. as well.

Based in Vancouver, BC singer-songwriter Zaac Pick’s brand of confessional folk-pop has slowly been earning acclaim since 2010, with a string of EPs and an LP having garnered him a handful of regional songwriting awards, nominations, CBC and college radio play, and opening slots for The Civil Wars, Noah Gundersen, and Bahamas. Numerous songs have also been featured on major network television shows.

Racism and Cultural Appropriation in the Arts: Screening, Workshop, and Panel with Simone Blais

On March 24-25 2021, Vancouver Short Film Festival is partnering with the CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers for our first event in the VSFF On The Road series:

Racism and Cultural Appropriation in the Arts: Screening, Workshop, and Panel with Simone Blais

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Wednesday March 24th / 6:30pm via ZOOM
Short Documentary Screening and Discussion with Simone Blais
In this workshop, watch the 30 minute film Dance Like Everybody’s Watching, which explores the lives of Black dancers in Victoria, BC (Songhees, Esquimalt, W̱SÁNEĆ territories). After this private viewing, participate in a facilitated discussion with the director and other participants. This is the perfect opportunity for people looking to work though themes of cultural appropriation and inclusion in the dance community and is ideal for artists and non-artists of any background. If you are interested in community-building and anti-racism, this workshop is for you!

REGISTER VIA GOOGLE FORMS: https://forms.gle/V89FDvUwyrxsR8cE9

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Thursday March 25th / 6:30pm via Facebook Live
Filmmaker Panel featuring Peruzzo, Andy Hodgson, Adhel Arop
Moderated by Simone Blais, this panel will further the conversation begun in the screening and workshop, and explore the intersection of these themes with the work and career of local filmmakers.

ACCESS ON MARCH 25TH VIA FACEBOOK LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2632082723748643/

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Simone Blais is a dancer, doula, director and aspiring midwife. She is a recent UVic Gender Studies graduate whose work focuses on decolonizing the dance community and reproductive justice for marginalized communities. In the past 5 years, she has worked with the Nesting Doula Collective, and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, delivering workshops about reproductive justice. She is also the director and producer of the documentary Dance Like Everybody’s Watching, which highlights the experiences of Black dancers in ‘Victoria’. Find about more at simone-blais.com About Dance Like Everybody’s Watching: Dance Like Everybody’s Watching follows three Black dancers in Victoria, BC as they expose their worlds of flamenco, hip hop, and dancehall. While the dancers grapple with racism, tokenism, and stereotypes, we are reminded that dance is always political. This short film deals with themes of cultural appropriation in dance and is uniquely a BC production. 100% of the production, cast and crew are based in Victoria, BC. Dance Like Everybody’s Watching is funded by Storyhive and Creative BC.

About VSFF On The Road: The Vancouver Short Film Festival is excited to announce VSFF ON THE ROAD: an online event series connecting filmmakers across the province while staying apart. Sponsored by Creative BC. VSFF is proud to partner with film organizations province-wide and connect with communities outside of Vancouver as we create unique educational and professional development opportunities for filmmaking in British Columbia.

David Ward | Station 𝟚𝟛𝟜 w/special guest

Happy New Year!

Tune in and stop by Station 𝟚𝟛𝟜. I’ll be your host, David Ward, joined by musical wizard Jonny Tobin of Golden Future.

Broadcast live from Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC straight into your living room.

Episode 4 sponsored by the letter F – for ‘FRESH.’

All aboard!

“David Ward is a singular talent. Hailing from Vancouver, his unique voice—high, keening, packed with emotion—is allied to a songwriting sensibility which is, at times, devastating.” Clash

*poster photography by Alex Townsend