March Film & Media Showcase


Still from Dear Guardians by Ian MacKenzie


Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | DOC BC | WIFTV 

30 March 2016—7:00pm (films start at 7:30)
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

The Film and Media Showcase is a forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC providing filmmakers with an opportunity to share their creations with other practitioners, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a forum created for discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each screening will be followed by a question and answer session with creators, with informal conversation and networking afterwards.


Becoming Sophie (14:53) directed by Ashley Alexander (WIFTV)

Sophie, a young freelance photographer is devastated following the breakup with her first love Kyle, a straight and narrow academic who wants Sophie to give up photography to pursue a real job. When the opportunity arises for Sophie to put her relationship with Kyle back together she realizes who her first love really is.

Los Angeles International Women in Film Festival (premiere), Black Hills Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, NSI Online Short Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, Award of Merit from IndieFest Film Awards.


Dear Guardians (07:30), directed by Ian MacKenzie (DOC BC)

Since 2002, the Guardians have held an integral role at the Temple of the Burning Man festival. They have remained largely invisible, holding space from the shadows. Until now. From award winning director Ian MacKenzie comes this meditation on the nature of Guardians.


Bergus Chan (18:00), directed by Yoshimasa Higashi (Cineworks)

Featuring a mesmerizingly idiosyncratic combination of low-fi live action video and animation, Bergus Chan tells the story of a talking rabbit and adventurer. He meets Junna, a mysterious girl in Italy, and Junna has a time-machine. Together they travel to the past era of Thailand, to the legendary Japanese lost city of Siam. There they find a treasure map and begin a hunt that takes them back to Japan, with tumultuous challenges along the way, and a glittering discovery.

Kura, Panda, and Traveling Marco
(07:30), directed by Yoshimasa Higashi (Cineworks)

Kura, Panda, and Traveling Marco is a short film which pays homage to Marco Polo and the king of Mongol, Kubilai Khan, who wanted to communicate with the world beyond.


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