SFU-GCA (149 W Hastings St)

From in depth testimonies of Eastern-Europe dissidents to the memory of a great French publisher in his glorious 90's, or that of the whole population of a Parisian building, how do you grab past and memory in a cinematic way?

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:45pm

Sound is an essential yet often overlooked element in documentary. This panel will explore how a successful collaboration between a director, an editor, a sound designer and a composer can enhance the narrative, atmosphere, and emotional depth of your film.


Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Whether it is for the digital space or TV, short films have unprecedented funding and distribution opportunities. Our panel of decision-makers will discuss their distribution strategies and financing opportunities for short form content in BC.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:45am

Are you a documentary filmmaker, a journalist, or both? How do you balance crafting an emotionally moving story with rigorous investigative work? This session will address the blurred lines between these methodologies, reflecting on the role of documentary journalism in a rapidly transforming media landscape.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Robert Greene | 
US |
 2018 | 
118 minutes

In 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners from Bisbee, Arizona went on strike for better wages and safer working conditions. 

“The result is a singularly American riff on The Act of Killing, a fascinating and dream-like mosaic that’s less driven by residual anger than by cockeyed concern, less interested in exhuming the past than in revealing its value to the present.” - INDIEWIRE

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Andres Ibañez and Alejandro Diaz | 
Mexico |
 2017 | 
70 minutes

What would you think is more shocking: a one-dollar cup of coffee or a six-dollar cup of coffee? All operators of the coffee industry agree on the answer: a one-dollar cup of coffee shouldn’t even be a reality. Unfortunately, as the film demonstrates, this is the only thing they can agree on.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Brent Hodge | 
Canada/US |
 2018 | 
71 minutes

Funny, vulnerable, and deeply affectionate, Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary offers a balance of nostalgia and dissection in examining what makes a show good versus what makes a show successful.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:15pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi | 
Finland/Denmark/Norway/Sweden |
 2017 | 
97 minutes

The four members of the Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) have autism or Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped them from representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:30pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
85 minutes

Metamorphosis confronts beauty and loss with powerful visual imagery. The stories of scientists, artists, and activists fighting the global environmental crisis are woven through with stunning imagery to deliver a powerful message of transformation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck | 
Germany/Brazil |
 2018 | 
88 minutes

When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his dormitory at Harvard in 2004, he meant the platform to be used as a tool to “share anything with anyone.” Little did he know just how far and fast the concept would spread. Social media has become an integral part of how we live our daily lives. From hot takes on the latest news item to images of what we ate for breakfast—we share, and we do it often.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:15pm