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MADE IN B.C.

Made in B.C.

MADE IN B.C.

British Columbia is nicknamed Hollywood North for a reason; it’s known for producing great films, like these selections. Some of these were shot right here on Vancouver Island.

See if you can spot any familiar places.

All-In Madonna

All-In Madonna

Against her hard-edged father’s wishes, 17-year-old Maddie (Melanie Rose Wilson) decides to leave the seclusion of homeschooling to attend high school in person. As her world expands, she starts to hear stories about her father’s past and must begin to reconcile the difference between the dad she thought she knew and her small town’s perceptions of him. Between helping raise and protect her younger sister and resolving the mysteries surrounding her family’s past, all the while facing bullying in her new school, Maddie is forced to mature and decide the path she wants to take. Director Arnold Lim expands his 2018 short film into his first feature. It’s set in the fictional Vancouver Island town of Blue Lake and uses an Island-based crew and cast. Blending a coming-of-age tale with a murder mystery, Lim makes the most of his locations and cast to put his own unique twist on these genres.

Nuxalk Radio

Nuxalk Radio

A day in the life of 91.1, Nuxalk Radio, a radio station built to help keep the Nuxalkmc language alive, broadcasting the laws of the lands and waters.

Part of the Indigenous Shorts Program

Finding the Balance

Finding the Balance

First Nations on southern Vancouver Island are working to protect their territorial waters, these young divers are leading the way… Finding the Balance.

Part of the Indigenous Shorts Program

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereingty

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty

In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous peoples.

Part of the Indigenous Shorts Program

Sombrio Surf

Sombrio Surf

Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island made headlines in the late ‘90s when its community of squatters were evicted. But the 13 years that Leah Oke spent surfing daily at Sombrio, solidified her future as one of Canada’s pioneers in cold-water surfing. She would go on to overcome unthinkable tragedy and become an inspiration to female surfers across the country.

Part of the Local Local Shorts Program

Follow My Brain | with Cam Webster

Follow My Brain | with Cam Webster

What would you do if one day you could no longer trust your reality – especially as a young boxer? For Cam Webster, it was a punch in the gut. But like any good fighter, he gets back up again.

Part of the Local Local Shorts Program

Ohrwurm (Earwig)

Ohrwurm (Earwig)

An ex-Stasi informant, holed up in her apartment, has her world upended when her estranged son arrives to give her a birthday present.

Part of the Local Local Shorts Program

A New Leash on Life

A New Leash on Life

After one too many rage-filled outbursts, a magical talking dog named Basketball must talk his owner, Frank, out of having him put down.

Part of the Mix & Match Shorts Program

The Animated

The Animated

A man’s wife passes away and he can’t bear to part with her.

Part of the Things We Do For Love Shorts Program