It was another rainy day in Vancouver, so I sought out a local neighborhood place to watch the Slovakia-Canada game. It turns out that the RIO movie theatre on Broadway Commercial Drive was showing the hockey game for FREE!
I went to the annual Women in Film Festival ( WIFF at womeninfilm.ca ) this weekend at the Vancity Theatre. WIFF Director and Film Producer Robyn Wiener suggested I come out and see what WIFF 2010 is about this year. Women are making strides in the film industry as most visibly seen by Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award for Best Director at the Oscars. The Festival showcases and promotes the great work being done by women in writing, producing, directing, lead acting, or editing roles.
A wrap-up with pictures of a yearly festival that features independent filmmakers---and brings out their fans. Welcome to Crazy8s at the Vogue Theatre, Saturday night, on Granville Street where the films were short (only eight minutes) and the inspiration was large. Later that night, the audience and filmmakers mixed it up on the dance floor at Club 560. Story inside...
I was late. It was almost 1pm and the Copenhagen Wrap up rally in North Vancouver was 1-3pm. I looked outside and it was a beautiful sunny day, maybe just hang out or socialize with friends. It was tempting. I reminded myself the rally was an important event for Vancouverites to tell our govt and the world we cared about climate change and global warming.
Exciting, inspiring, and educational conference on the Olympics and Social media. The keynote speech by Andy Miah provided a very informing presentation on the historical growth of the Olympics from an organizational and media viewpoint. The W2 Culture and Media house is an independent social media centre located on the Vancouver Eastside near Gastown. W2 has been presenting a series of day long Conferences on topics related to Social media & the Olympics.