Through interviews with common folk and politicians alike, Push shows the strain that cities across the globe have felt as housing has become a commodity for the wealthy, rather than a necessity for the many.
Candice Vadala aka Candida Royalle is known to many as the “godmother of feminist porn.” Director Sheona McDonald goes beyond the headlines to craft a layered portrait of the woman behind the icon, capturing Vadala in her sixties when, confronted with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Features disarmingly honest musings from Lightfoot himself, as well as astonishing archival footage which captures him during his earliest days of performing, Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind provides an illuminating and emotional glimpse into the personality and behind-the-scenes life of a Canadian legend.
Great works of documentary have been shaped into compelling stories. But should every film be molded into a traditional story structure? Using Alexandra Juhasz and Alisa Lebow’s essay as a starting point, we invite filmmakers to discuss unique formal and narrative approaches to documentary storytelling beyond the plot and character-driven arc.
How do ethical considerations influence artistic choices when presenting delicate subject matter on screen? Our invited filmmakers will discuss how they establish ongoing consent with their participants and the considerations behind portraying moments of vulnerability in their films.
Get the insider perspective on what key decision-makers are looking for and best practices for pitching your projects. This discussion will also provide an overview of funding opportunities available to BC creators.
Throughout his career, filmmaker Mosco Boucault has established trust with insider protagonists from the French Resistance, Italian Red Brigade commandos, and some of the most powerful Mafia networks in the world.
City Dreamers offers a glimpse into the careers of four trailblazing urban architects of the 20th century: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, and Denise Scott Brown. Each of the four boasts an impressive and decades-long career in shaping urban spaces.
Corleone delivers a Shakespearean storyline about the rise and fall of Teodoro Totò Riina, the real-life godfather who was born into the same village as Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather.
Few events in recent Canadian history have sparked as much media attention and outrage as the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was murdered on a farm in rural Saskatchewan in 2016. Tasha Hubbard’s essential film follows his family’s fight for justice while casting an unflinching look at systemic racism in Canada.
A post-Fordist drama that provides a gripping and often humorous insider-look at cultural differences between workers, with a sharp-eyed examination of shifting power in the global economy, American Factory follows the revival of an industrial plant in Dayton, Ohio after Fuyao, a Chinese automotive glass company, takes over.
Propaganda has been harnessed as a powerful weapon to shape worldviews through compelling images and narratives. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, director Larry Weinstein asks the question: How do we know what we know?
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tracks the artist’s history from his affluent upbringing as the son of a prominent Illinois dentist, through his training at Julliard in New York, and on to the truly remarkable records and performances which defined his apex years of creativity from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s. Fans of Davis will revel in watching never-before-seen footage and learning more about the complex man behind his canonical body of music.
Giovanni Donfrancesco’s extensive portrait of Piero Bonamico gives flesh to one of the darkest hours of Italian history. This perpetrator’s narrative of rising tension, violence and remorse is a journey down the winding road of memory that speaks eerily to the present day.
Directed by her youngest son Hepi Mita, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a tender posthumous tribute to his mother’s life and career. A notorious agitator, her films bear witness to the injustice Māori people face in New Zealand, providing a voice for Māori people and especially for Māori women.