Join us for an evening of recent work being made by Victoria-based producers. The screening is followed by an after party where you can schmooze with local lmmaking talent, and try some buggy treats inspired by the feature documentary Bugs on the Menu.
ViFPA Featurette | 10 minutes
The Victoria Independent Film Professionals Association is a non-profitt association of independent film professionals based on Vancouver Island. Actively involved in the development of award-winning film and television production, ViFPA members are creators of documentaries, television series, dramatic films, educational programming, and animation. This short featurette showcases the breadth of filmmmaking talent that calls Victoria home.
The Witness Blanket
Sneak Preview of Opening Scene
2017, 12 minutes, Co-Director/Producer: Cody Graham
Inspired by a woven blanket, and by his family’s Residential School experience, artist Carey Newman has created a large- scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket now stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation. The documentary follows the Blanket’s and the artist’s journey from conception to completion and beyond.
Bugs On The Menu
2016, 78 minutes, Director/Producer: Ian Toews csc, Producer: Mark Bradley
Bugs on the Menu follows restaurateurs, cricket farmers, scholars, and scientists, who are part of a movement to normalize insect eating in the west, as an alternative to accepted, but resource-intensive proteins like chicken, pork, and beef. Travelling worldwide, this feature food/enviro documentary observes bug-eating traditions in Latin America, Africa, and SE Asia. An official selection of Calgary International Film Festival, Cinefest Sudbury, Northwestfest, Heartland Film Festival, Devour! The Food Film Festival, and Environmental Film Festival Australia.