Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award

Each year, TIFF exhibits some of the best up-and-coming, first feature filmmakers in the industry with their Discovery Programme, sponsored by Grolsch. To show their support of emerging filmmaking talent, Grolsch launched the annual Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award at last year’s TIFF.

Sofia Coppola | The Bling Ring [RECAP]

Before watching this film, I didn't do any research or look into the story of the real events it was based off of. I remember a few years back hearing about the Audrina Patridge burglary and seeing the footage from her security camera that she had posted, but that was about it. I actually never heard of the "Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch," nor paid much attention to the celebrity victims.

Film | David Bowie - Five Years

In David Bowie's own words and those of his closest collaborators, the documentary, David Bowie - Five Years uses unseen outtakes and rare footage of Bowie in the studio, on tour, behind-the-scenes, and previously untransmitted interviews to tell the story of five key years in Bowie's career.

Film | Instagram Is

You've probably seen videos out there making fun of Instagram and the people who use it, but for this short film, Director Paul Tellefsen has created Instagram Is, a documentary about the Instagram Community. 

Film | STAND

As I walked into the Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC on Friday evening, there was a palpable and distinct buzz in the air, and a long circling line around the corner. People were excited, and all gathered there for a reason: a joint cause and passion. And after seeing this powerful documentary—a grass roots campaign to raise awareness and protect British Columbia's waters from Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, by B.C. filmmakers, Nicolas Teichrob and Anthony Bonello—it’s easy to see why.

Mongolian Bling | PCFF

Forget about nomads and monks! It’s hip hop that’s making Mongolia move in the 21st century. Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and follows stars as they rap nationwide with their bitches, cars, and jewels.  But beyond this bling lies a failed democracy, and a dying ancient culture that the elders mourn the loss of.  While many artists still aspire to the West, a handful are using hip hop to try and salvage their country’s flailing democracy, and bringing Mongolia’s rich musical history into their modern beats and rhymes.


This year ION celebrated its ten year anniversary by taking the party on the road with Robert DeLong. Presented by Little Burgundy and Original Penguin, we did three parties / three cities / three days: Montreal, Toronto, and the final party in Vancouver. This video is from the Vancouver event on April 6th, with performances by Robert DeLong, We Need Surgery, and HUMANS.

Film | The Place Beyond The Pines

This film is more than just the new Ryan Gosling flick. Sure, Gosling is a dreamy, toned, tattooed bad boy, but The Place Beyond The Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance, is a crime drama that explores fatherhood and legacies passed on from fathers to their sons.

Q & A with the creators of Perrier's latest interactive video

Every so often a company does a really interesting campaign utilizing interactive technology. The people over at Perrier are masters at this. Their latest interactive campaign, Secret Place, gives the user a chance to choose your own party experience on your way to find the secret clues to unlock your chance to be part of 5 epic parties worldwide.

Q. Tell us about this latest digital initiative for Perrier?

Film | Ginger and Rosa [REVIEW]

Elle Fanning shines in this emotional portrayal of life in London in 1962. Set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Ginger and Rosa, by three-decade spanning acclaimed director Sally Potter, cleverly parallels the fear-filled historical threat of nuclear holocaust, alongside the sexual revolution and the troubled adolescence of its title characters, the shattering of their friendship, and more than troubling family dynamics.


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