Country: Canada

THE BLUE BOAT

This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox NOV 20 & 21 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM. Visitors are REQUIRED to register in advance for a time-slot to participate. Registration will open soon. Check back here, or on the HIFF XR page. This VR art piece that …

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AWAKEN THE GIANTS: SINISTERIA VR

This experience will be FREE to the public and will be available in-person at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox NOV 20 & 21 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM. Visitors are REQUIRED to register in advance for a time-slot to participate. Registration will open soon. Check back here, or on the HIFF XR page.  A precarious symmetry persists between …

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE PINES

In the Shadow of the Pines is an animated short documentary about a difficult father-daughter relationship. Drawing on childhood memories, Anne Koizumi, the filmmaker, explores her upbringing with her Japanese immigrant dad, who was also the janitor at the elementary school she attended. The film explores the idea of shame and how it can shape …

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KALINGA (CARE)

At the age of six, director Kent Donguines’ mother left him and his family to become a nanny. Years later, his film Kalinga (Care) shares the stories of several Filipina caregivers and nannies in Vancouver, bearing witness to their sacrifices as they struggle to reunite with their children and families.

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THE POWER OF THE DOG

Set in Montana in the 1920s, Jane Campion’s hotly anticipated new film is an enthralling revisionist western awash in sublime expanses and nuance, capturing a landscape and a people driven by the fantasy and folly of western expansion. Adapted from Thomas Savage’s cult novel of the same name, THE POWER OF THE DOG tells the …

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NIGHT RAIDERS

It’s the year 2043. Political factions had come to a head after a war broke apart North America. In that process, Canada joined the United States, caving to the argument that the alliance was necessary for survival of the Government (previously, known as the U.S. government), but it resulted in a civil war of rebellion …

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ISLANDS

Joshua, a timid, middle-aged Filipino immigrant in Canada has lived in the comfort of his parents’ care his entire life. When his mother suddenly passes and his father’s health declines, he quits his job to look after his father full-time despite his inexperience taking care of anyone, including himself. In comes Marisol, an OFW (Overseas …

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FOOD FOR THE REST OF US

Recent social movement campaigns such as #BlackLivesMatter, #IdleNoMore, and #TimesUp are often notable for focusing on systemic violence towards their respective communities. These campaigns have also inspired other ways to close the gaps for disenfranchised communities in the long term, focusing on the food supply chain: generate more access to quality food and greater ownership …

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FROM EARTH TO SKY

Seven diverse Indigenous architects from North America express the vitality of Indigenous architecture through process, design, and build. Tammy Eagle Bull (the first Native American woman to be a licensed architect in North America), Wanda Dalla Costa, Alfred Waugh, Brian Porter, Daniel Glenn, Patrick Stewart and Douglas Cardinal, considered the first Indigenous architect in North …

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