2011 Vancouver International Film Festival

  1. Bradley Shende and ConnectedLife sat down with Deepa Mehta and talked tech, converged media and the future of film in an illuminating 2 minutes at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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  2. Documentaries are made in the edit room — join us and find out how! Our award-winnnig editor, Kate Amend will share her secrets: the no-fail rules that can help documentary filmmakers realize the potential of the scariest morass of raw footage. Kate will cover practical tips on process, as well as lessons she's learned the hard way, such as how to avoid boring your audience, how to make or break your film with B-roll, how to determine the perfect length for your doc, and what we can all learn from airport bestsellers. Moderator: Nettie Wild, Director, Uninterrupted.

    Sponsored by ACFC West, Local 2020 CEP

    Guest Speaker
    Kate Amend, Editor, First Position

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  3. A Q&A with filmmaker Iizuka Kashou following a screening of "Our Future" at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

    Surprisingly few Japanese movies, mainstream or indie, focus sympathetically on sexual minorities, and that makes Iizuka Kashou's Our Future rather special. Yu is about 18 when her parents separate (her father will move far away, to Hokkaido) and the disorientation of suddenly living in a "broken" home is compounded by the experience of starting summer cram school. Yu doesn't feel very comfortable in her own body; she gets into trouble for wearing tracksuit bottoms to school rather than the regulation skirt. Four male assholes in her class ridicule her "masculinity" and torment her for receiving love letters from a younger girl in the school. Iizuka simply follows Yu through that summer, showing her sustaining friendships with the hopeless Yoshiki, a gay boy who's dyed his hair auburn, and the transgendered dancer Haruka, who gives her the school uniform she wore when she was a boy. It's a sensitive and heartfelt film.


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2011 Vancouver International Film Festival


The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival takes place September 29 - October 14, 2011. For tickets and more information please visit viff.org

These videos capture the sights, sounds, and sensations from the festival experience on the streets of Vancouver and inside of the world-class venues. New videos everyday of the festival!

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