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Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Denis Villeneuve and other TIFF talent on their at-home pandemic viewing

Many discovered films they hadn’t seen before

 

Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo acting coach wins B.C. film award for casting Island film

Jacqui Kaese receives first Leo Award for work on film ‘All-In Madonna’

 

Island filmmakers picked up four out of six awards at this year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Denisa Reyes)

Regional filmmakers fare well at Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Four of out six awards collected by Victoria, Comox filmmakers

 

Ladysmith Secondary School teachers William Taylor and Mandy (Yutustanaat) Jones were interviewed in front of the welcome figure as part of the documentary <em>Cedar is </em><em>Life</em>. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith Secondary School welcome figure featured in upcoming documentary

Cedar Is Life will film along the west coast of B.C. to explore the cultural significance of cedar

Ladysmith Secondary School teachers William Taylor and Mandy (Yutustanaat) Jones were interviewed in front of the welcome figure as part of the documentary <em>Cedar is </em><em>Life</em>. (Cole Schisler photo)
This year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is taking place online and will include virtual filmmaker talks and award presentation. (Photo submitted)

Lineup announced for Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival

Five films by Island-based directors among the 14 to be screened next month

This year’s Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is taking place online and will include virtual filmmaker talks and award presentation. (Photo submitted)
Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival happening online due to COVID-19

Submissions open until June 1, entry free for Island filmmakers

Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)
Peter Dinklage and a host of other well-known actors are being spotted around Victoria as they film a new comedy called American Dreamer. (HBO via AP)

Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine spotted filming new movie in Victoria

American Dreamer includes Ladysmith’s Michelle Mylett

Peter Dinklage and a host of other well-known actors are being spotted around Victoria as they film a new comedy called American Dreamer. (HBO via AP)
Nanaimo-raised singer Allison Crowe with director Zack Snyder on the set of ‘Man of Steel’ in 2011. Crowe performs a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the upcoming director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ (Photo courtesy Clay Enos)

Nanaimo-raised singer records song for upcoming ‘Justice League’ film

Allison Crowe’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah closes out the movie

Nanaimo-raised singer Allison Crowe with director Zack Snyder on the set of ‘Man of Steel’ in 2011. Crowe performs a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the upcoming director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ (Photo courtesy Clay Enos)
Nanaimo’s Todd Cameron won the $1,000 Fan Favourite prize in Vancouver radio station CFOX 99.3 FM’s one-minute movie contest for his version of ‘The Big Lebowski.’ (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)

Nanaimo man’s 60-second stop-motion ‘Big Lebowski’ remake wins fans’ choice award

Todd Cameron takes home $1,000 prize in Vancouver radio station contest

Nanaimo’s Todd Cameron won the $1,000 Fan Favourite prize in Vancouver radio station CFOX 99.3 FM’s one-minute movie contest for his version of ‘The Big Lebowski.’ (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)
Nanaimo man Todd Cameron’s 60-second, stop-motion version of ‘The Big Lebowski,’ made using figurines and hand-made sets, is up for a $10,000 prize. (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)

Nanaimo man’s 60-second stop-motion ‘Big Lebowski’ remake up for $10K prize

Todd Cameron’s film is a finalist in a Vancouver radio station’s one-minute movie contest

Nanaimo man Todd Cameron’s 60-second, stop-motion version of ‘The Big Lebowski,’ made using figurines and hand-made sets, is up for a $10,000 prize. (Photo courtesy Todd Cameron)
‘In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,’ a short documentary about Qualicum Beach jazz musician Rick Kilburn, is a finalist in the Los Angeles-based Jelly Film Festival. (YouTube screen shot)

Short documentary about Island jazz musician gets film festival nod

‘In the Zone: Rick Kilburn’ a finalist at L.A.-based Jelly Film Festival

‘In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,’ a short documentary about Qualicum Beach jazz musician Rick Kilburn, is a finalist in the Los Angeles-based Jelly Film Festival. (YouTube screen shot)
Local actress Hannah Zirke, 15, added to her collection of Joey Awards on Nov. 7 when she was named Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Movie of the Week for her role in the Lifetime channel TV movie ‘The Neighbour in the Window.’ (Photo supplied)

Teen actress from Nanaimo wins award for role in Lifetime channel TV movie

Cedar’s Hannah Zirke, 15, earns fourth Joey Award for ‘The Neighbour in the Window’

Local actress Hannah Zirke, 15, added to her collection of Joey Awards on Nov. 7 when she was named Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Movie of the Week for her role in the Lifetime channel TV movie ‘The Neighbour in the Window.’ (Photo supplied)
Greg Byrk and Madison Walsh star in <em>Parallel Minds</em>, the latest film by Calgary-based Métis filmmaker Benjamin Ross Hayden. (Photo courtesy LevelFILM)

Métis filmmaker presents science fiction through an indigenous lens

Calgary’s Benjamin Ross Hayden presents ‘Parallel Minds’ at Avalon Cinema

Greg Byrk and Madison Walsh star in <em>Parallel Minds</em>, the latest film by Calgary-based Métis filmmaker Benjamin Ross Hayden. (Photo courtesy LevelFILM)
Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)

Film about missing and murdered indigenous women makes Nanaimo debut

A mother and daughter search for answers in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s ‘Rustic Oracle’

Seven-year-old Ivy, played by Lake Kahentawaks Delisle, and her mother Susan, played by Carmen Moore, search for her missing older sister Heather in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s film ‘Rustic Oracle.’ (Photo courtesy Nish Media)
The CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual Cinefest film festival is returning this year, but instead of being held at the Avalon Theatre the entire festival will be streamed online. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann)

Nanaimo’s Cinefest film festival to be held online this year due to COVID-19

CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual festival to feature films made in 48 hours

The CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual Cinefest film festival is returning this year, but instead of being held at the Avalon Theatre the entire festival will be streamed online. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann)
A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Daughter’ by Todd Jones, featuring actors Megan Simpson and Clayton Neuwirth. (YouTube screen shot)

Vancouver Island films sought for One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge

All entries to be screened online in virtual film festival

A screen shot from last year’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge winner ‘Daughter’ by Todd Jones, featuring actors Megan Simpson and Clayton Neuwirth. (YouTube screen shot)
Hub City Cinema Society president Zachary Tannar announced last week that his group has changed its name to the CineCentral Filmmakers Society. (Photo courtesy Zachary Tannar/Graphic courtesy Moe Akbar)

Nanaimo’s Hub City Cinema Society re-brands as CineCentral Filmmakers Society

Name change comes as part of regional filmmakers’ group’s new five-year plan

Hub City Cinema Society president Zachary Tannar announced last week that his group has changed its name to the CineCentral Filmmakers Society. (Photo courtesy Zachary Tannar/Graphic courtesy Moe Akbar)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
Nanaimo artist Adrienne Bouchard Langlois is creating a series of children’s videos about a toy mouse self-isolating in a dollhouse. (Photo courtesy Dan Fraser)

Nanaimo artist creating children’s video series about a self-isolating mouse

Adrienne Bouchard Langlois addresses coronavirus with delicacy for young audience

Nanaimo artist Adrienne Bouchard Langlois is creating a series of children’s videos about a toy mouse self-isolating in a dollhouse. (Photo courtesy Dan Fraser)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)