Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.)

VIFF's Vancity Theatre

Various | 
Various |
 2016-2017 | 
61 minutes

Whether it’s celebrating people who have fish-related surnames, decorating dioramas for land snails, gluing broken turtle shells back together, or forging deep connections with chimpanzees, these short films demonstrate that humans are at their finest when inspired by other living creatures.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Various | 
Canada |
 2015-2017 | 
56 minutes

A kaleidoscopic portrait of people and their city — from the West End to the Downtown Eastside.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Sandra Ignagni | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
12 minutes

The Carnival Band describe themselves as a roving band of tricksters, troublemakers, and rabble-rousers, with the occasional real musician thrown in the mix. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Nathalie Attallah | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

A grandmother and son retrace their memories of the Lebanese Diaspora in Vancouver with water and sand. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Marina Dodis, Derrick Daniels | 
Canada |
 2015 | 
4 minutes

Poet Henry Doyle narrates his life as a working artist and poet in the Downtown Eastside. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Mackenzie Reid Rostad | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

All aboard the Skytrain for a surreal trip across the city! -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Josephine Anderson  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
11 minutes

A transgender woman named Sara Davis Buechner teaches piano to different students in the heart of Vancouver’s West End, and remembers her own career as a concert pianist. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Wayne Wapeemukwa | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
15 minutes

Through the creation of fantasy versions of themselves, a diverse group of residents reinvent their lives. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Conor McNally | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
40 minutes

Drawing on the tradition of oral storytelling, ôtênaw is a philosophical and creative treatment of land rights, territory, history and culture. As Dr. Dwayne Donald leads a walking tour of amiskwaciwâskahikan (now the city of Edmonton), talking about the history of the land and the people who lived there, the layers of human habitation slowly reveal themselves.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:45pm
Elisa Chee | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
8 minutes

Vancouver-based filmmaker Elisa Chee uses masterful animation to recall the story of a domesticated chimpanzee called Lucy and a human named Janis Carter, the caretaker who made it her life’s work to rehabilitate Lucy and return her to her natural environment. -SC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm