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World Film Festival Kelowna is a local committee made up of film loving social activists who wish to share the wonderful Travelling World Film Festival along with additional documentary selections to our local Okanagan Community. We love our festival with its focus on social and environmental subjects which strive to show a better way is indeed possible and that change needs to happen ( and is happening already) and soon! Thanks in part to great institutional support of Okanagan College and its Communications Dept and UBCO and its Cultural Studies Dept we are able to share the festival with a non cost admission policy and donations collected are shared with Inn from the Cold and the Ki low Na Friendship Society. We just celebrated our 10th year of bringing this festival to Kelowna. Documentary films are a very valid way to educate and share information about issues.

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Millefiore Clarkes dedicates herself to the craft and community of media arts in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Through her company One Thousand Flowers Productions (www.onethousandflowers.tv) she produces a variety of media work such as ‘pocket-docs’ for online dissemination, music videos, experimental video, web series, and feature documentaries. She has received awards for her work and her films have screened in festivals across Canada and the US. Her passion is to capture on film the moments when human’s reveal themselves and their essential interconnectivity.

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I make essay-style indie documentary films, the kind that live outside of the mainstream. I also teach documentary and film studies in the film program at NSCAD University (www.nscad.ca), I write about film and have been involved with film programming, including with the Halifax Independent Filmmaker’s Festival and the infamous Doc-ula event. My books include: “Working on Screen”, “Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada” and “John Walker’s Passage.” A member of DOC-Atlantic.

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Beachwalker Films is owned by documentary filmmaker, Mark Sandiford. Mark’s film Qallunaat! Why White People are Funny won the Gemini Canada award in 2008 for best reflection of Canada’s cultural identity.

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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Canadian Screen Awards, 7 Webbys and 12 Oscars. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.

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Le Cinéma sous les étoiles, c’est une trentaine de projections citoyennes, conviviales et gratuites mettant en lumière des problématiques sociales, politiques et environnementales cruciales et préoccupantes.

En plus de la simple joie d’apprécier une œuvre en plein air, notre plateforme offre un lieu de rencontre qui permet de tisser des liens entre les gens du quartier. Cet espace d’échanges et de discussions donne la chance aux citoyens de découvrir les documentaristes d’ici, artisans du cinéma social ainsi que de décortiquer des enjeux d’actualité locaux et internationaux.

Accessibles et gratuites, nos activités se déplacent au cœur même des quartiers, cette approche est essentielle pour attirer les citoyens à réfléchir autour des thématiques proposées. Rendue possible grâce à une collaboration exceptionnelle entre les artisans du documentaire, les groupes communautaires, Desjardins et la ville de Montréal, notre quatrième saison de cinéma urbain comprend une programmation riche et cohérente toujours à l’affût des grands enjeux d’actualité.

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CINEMA POLITICA is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. It is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world.

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We are part of the national and international grassroot network Cinema Politica. We are the first local of the network to be founded in Quebec city. Our goals are to promote political films, to support and connect with the local scene and to engage our participants in an active reflexion on an array of issues from here and elsewhere.
To do so, we organize, during the school year, a series of screenings, which are followed by a discussion period with guest animators to discuss the issues presented in the movie and explore further. The entrance to those events is on the principle of voluntary donation.
We are a non-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.

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The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, non-governmental, non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world.

The CFI’s mandate is to encourage and promote the production, diffusion, study, appreciation, and use of moving images for cultural and educational purposes in Canada and abroad. In addition to organizing ongoing public film programming, distributing a small collection of films, and publishing books and monographs on various aspects of Canadian cinema, the CFI presents a regular public programme of contemporary, historical, and international cinema in the National Capital region. It also curates and circulates a number of its film series to various cinémathèques in other cities across Canada.

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On Screen Manitoba is a non-profit, member-driven professional association that leads, builds and represents the Manitoba media production industry. Our membership includes individuals and industry organizations (production companies, service suppliers, training bodies, funding agencies and exhibitors) representing some 1500 industry professionals from Anglophone, multi-cutural, Francophone and Aboriginal communities of Manitoba.

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Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to foster and promote the development of the music and film industries in Northern Ontario. As a development agency, MFM seeks to create economic development opportunities in Northern Ontario’s cultural industries.

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Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival was established in 1989 and despite some early skepticism, Sudburians quickly proved that a mining-oriented community could be receptive to repertory film culture as cinema-buffs crowded theatres during the inaugural three-day event. Each year since the Festival has continued to mature and expand. By 1993, Cinéfest Sudbury evolved into a full-service film organization, with the Festival growing to include upwards of 60 films over 5 days. Currently screening approximately 135 films, including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation, Cinéfest Sudbury provides cinephiles with first-class film works and industry discourse each September.

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We are an annual social justice film festival, featuring panel discussions after each film with local experts on the issue addressed. This event is supported by the River Community Church and its Social Justice Network.

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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival is Northern Ontario’s largest poetry/arts festival. Last year we created a documentary called “The Poetrain Express” a poets journey whereby 33 poets/musicians/ travel bloggers and a film crew started the festival in Toronto, and travelled on the Northlander train service to Cobalt, Ontario. A first time a poetry festival was on a train.

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Our goal is to provide independent Canadian filmmakers with a platform to reach audiences directly. We hope to assist independent Canadian media artists in showing Canada – and the world – what we’re capable of. Part of our mission is to use past projects to support the present ones being released.
The site endeavours to be inclusive rather than exclusive to Canadians by providing additional online space to all genres and formats of Canadian moving pictures, and by supporting organizations from all corners of the country. Cinema Canadiana aims to help give a voice to the independent filmmakers of our nation by providing free online space for user-driven content, thus allowing for a diversity of voices to emerge.

Beyond being a crowdsourced site with a user-driven experience that promotes Canadian content, Cinema Canadiana’s design philosophy is two-fold. First, to utilize our website to drive users to other areas of the Internet that highlight the content created around these projects (official sites, places to see the work, reviews, interviews, etc.). Secondly, we will provide a forum to encourage dialogue in order to advance the knowledge and exchange of ideas, thus improving the capacity to appreciate the works.

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Reel Girls Media is a content driven company dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the world and the human spirit through the production of award winning factual and non factual television and transmedia content for the global market. The company engages in smart and original entertainment delivered across multiple platforms including television, web, and mobile.

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In 2011, South African archeologists reported finding a 100,000 year old human-made ochre-based mixture which could have been used like paint. Cave paintings drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal may have been made by early Homo sapiens as long as 40,000 years ago.

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FLiKs
June 92013

Film Lovers in the Kootenays

Creating community and an appreciation of films and movies, by bringing eclectic, rare, inspiring BIG Screen events to communities in British Columbia’s Kootenays.

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The Shatford Centre is an entrepreneurial creativity centre dedicated to creative well-being. The Shatford Centre is a ‘social enterprise’ for the Okanagan School of the Arts. The Mission of the Okangan School of the Arts is to assist in the awakening and expression of the creative spirit.

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Expressions
June 92013

We are located in the cultural heart of the Kootenays, in Nelson BC. Expressions is a performance venue that has hosted such events as live music, film screenings, workshops, and discussions.

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Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

June 92013

After a Very.Long.Day of technical setup and troubleshooting Connected in Two Cities at the Shatford Centre in Penticton, the Doc Bus team headed north to spend the night at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park. We were very happy to find a spot right on the lake.

We were so exhausted after the big departure and then the long day in Penticton that we decided to take a much needed rest day here as well.

Arrived: about 10.50pm on Tuesday June 4th (FYI the park gates close at 11pm  – we just made it!)

Departed 10am Thursday June 6th, en route to Kelowna…

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Gin o’clock on the Doc Bus

photo of sunset on Okanagan Lake

sunset on Okanagan Lake

photo of campfire at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

We had a roaring campfire at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

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After a long day packing the van and saying goodbye’s the Doc Bus team set up camp at E.C. Manning Park. It was a lot colder in the mountains than in Vancouver!

We were greeted by this huge raven the next morning. I walked round him to get this picture and he barely batted an eyelid that I was less than 2 feet away from him. His presence was very comforting — it felt like a good omen for the Doc Bus journey!

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Founded in 2003, OPEN CINEMA screens thought-provoking documentaries in cafe-style venues followed by open forum discussion with invited guests. Dedicated to the innovative use of film as a tool for community engagement, it was has been referred to as “one of Victoria’s most successful cultural enterprises” (Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist 2011)

In 2012, OPEN CINEMA developed an innovative hybrid event format that extends community engagement into the virtual realm. Using Livestream and a moderated Tweetchat, online reach has risen from 20,000 in October 2012 to 123,000 in April 2013.

The Get on the Doc Bus project is OPEN CINEMA’s documentary outreach program during Summer 2013!

OPEN CINEMA is a program of MediaNet

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On Saturday June 2nd, the Doc Bus makes its first scheduled stop to attend a private screening of Linda Desormeaux’s documentary The Green Mind (A L’an Vert) and a fundraising launch party for the Doc Bus!

photo of Cheri Lepage, Trevor Reid, Mandy Leith and the Doc Bus

It was great to finally meet Doc Bus sponsor Vanagon Westfalia Parts and Skylights, Cheri Lepage and Trevor Reid

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The lovely hosts! Damien Lewis opened his fantastic apartment for the night'; Linda Desormeaux planned and coordinated the evening!

photo of Linda Desormeaux introducing the Doc Bus

Linda Desormeaux introduces the Doc Bus

photo of Mary Frymire and Jill Sharpe

The event raised over $400, with thanks to new promo sponsors Mary Frymire and Jill Sharpe, who each gave $100 in return for a day of promotion.

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Documentary Organization of Canada

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of independent documentary makers across Canada. DOC is the premiere organization for Canadian documentary advocacy, analyzing policy, conducting insightful research and speaking up at all levels of government to help Canadian documentary flourish.

DOC helps Canadian documentary-makers get their work made and seen. We offer top-notch professional development and networking opportunities through our workshops, master classes, mentorship programs, services and benefits. Our vibrant network of professionals is connected coast-to-coast by an ever-humming members’ discussion group. The services we offer DOC members reduce their business costs and connect them to top industry players.

Documentary is a uniquely Canadian art form that blends passion, art, observation, humour and criticism. Our country has a rich history of documentary filmmaking, a tradition we honour and celebrate while advocating on behalf of current and future generations of Canadian documentary makers.

poster for DOC's Documentary as National Art Form Petition and Campaign

 

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Hello Cool World
May 172013

Hello Cool World is an interactive agency that works exclusively on social cause projects and campaigns. We create, support and promote transmedia content and use grassroots and mainstream methods to get the good word out!

For Hello Cool World, campaigns are mission critical. Whether we are using a film to launch a movement, or creating a campaign from the ground up, we care about the long-term engagement of communities around a cause. With clients in the non-profit sector and independent film communities, we also specialize in hybrid distribution and grassroots campaign development. We do social marketing and we use social media. We engage in “social branding.”

We are also exploring cool new ways to use participatory research to deliver creating reporting, including new ways to veiw qualitative results.

As social entrepreneurs we run a triple-bottom line company. As film distributors we are defining fairer trade for films with a social message. We offer a higher return to filmmakers, and use our profits to sustain campaigns. All the profits from anything on our web store support our campaigns. With the film 65_RedRoses, we are partnering with BC Transplant to use the film as a tool for awareness around organ donation and CF and to get the film into high schools.

With the release of our new high school version of The Corporation our goal is engage students and teachers in forming Corporation Clubs across North America.

Our mandate is: ideas to audiences, audiences to action, action to outcome.

We are not looking only for clients, but for collaborators.

Is this you?

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While I’m the developer of the platform here, I’m also a documentary film lover. I have a certificate in teaching documentary film from the Gulf Island Television and Screen Institute, taken for a workshop I gave up in Hartley Bay, BC years ago. But I digress, documentary film is one of the most important ways we can express ideas and tell stories today. With personal publishing power via ‘smart’ mobile gadgets and user generated content production at an all time high, videos are gaining ground as the leading content type. Bearing that in mind, making high quality documentaries is no easy feat. Mandy’s effort to raise awareness about the state of documentary film-making in Canada, and around the world is incredibly inspiring. I hope you enjoy the site and take a look around to see the other intriguing film festivals, projects, people and concepts around the site. Drop me a line if you want to chat.

Avi is a strategic social marketing consultant. He advises clients on business model design, digital business strategies and behavior oriented communications management. Tweet to him at @AviLambert. His site is www.avilambert.net He lives in beautiful Victoria, BC with his wife and two sons.
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The World’s First Documentary Nanook of the North (1922)

Nanook of the North is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian Arctic. Wikipedia
Initial release: 1922
Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Cinematography: Robert J. Flaherty
Sequel: Kabloonak
Initial DVD release: January 26, 1999
Cast: Allakariallak, Cunayou, Nyla

poster for 1922 documentary Nanook of the North

The first documentary was financed by fur traders Revillon Freres

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Mandy & Jason Guille at Sunset Labs

Sunset Labs will screen Tiffany Shlain’s award-winning documentary CONNECTED on June 4, in conjunction with a concurrent screening in Penticton on June 4, 2013.

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Penticton, BC

Penticton, BC

Shatford Arts Centre, Penticton

May 32013

We arrived in Penticton at 4pm on Monday June 3rd, and we headed straight for the Shatford Arts Centre to meet with Jane Shatford and her team. I was concerned about arriving with an ambitious technical experiment, and I wanted to make sure we had a chance to connect before diving into our Connected in Two Cities event on Tuesday June 4th, 2013.

Shatford Arts Centre

A warm welcome awaited us:  we were treated to dinner at filmmaker, educator and restaurateur Nikos Theodosakis family business Theos Restaurant.

photo of Nikos Theodosakis and Jane Shaak

Nikos Theodosakis and Jane Shaak helped us to make the first Doc Bus stop a memorable one!

photo We had a great conversation about documentary and community building with Nikos and Linda Theodosakis, Franco Ponte, Jan Vosenilek, Linda Desormeaux and Jane Shaak.

We had a great conversation about documentary and community building with Nikos and Linda Theodosakis, Franco Ponte, Jan Vosenilek, Linda Desormeaux and Jane Shaak.

Jane is organizing a We Love Documentary Festival in October, and invited me to return to participate in that. The conversation revealed that there are a few more organizations in Penticton that I should contact, but I will have to that when I return in the fall.

photo of Dean Strand and Linda Desormeaux surrounded by video and computer gear in the beautiful big auditorium at the Shatford Arts Centre.

It took us a lot longer then we had anticipated to set up the 3-way livestream feed. We all learned a lot!

photo of speaker talking into a mic in front of onscreen Livestream feed.

Our experiment was a success! We connected Sunset Room, Victoria; Shatford Centre, Penticton and Tiffany Shlain in California in an engaging conversation about what it means to be connected in the 21st century.

 

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Victoria, BC

Victoria, BC

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  • World Film Festival- Kelowna

    World Film Festival- Kelowna

    Community Group or NGO, Film Festival, Film Screening Program, The Network

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  • Millefiore Clarkes

    Millefiore Clarkes

    Documentary Filmmaker, The Network

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  • Belleville Downtown DocFest

    Belleville Downtown DocFest

    Documentary Film Lover, Film Festival, The Network

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  • Darrell Varga

    Darrell Varga

    Documentary Filmmaker, Film Screening Program, The Network

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  • Beachwalker Films

    Beachwalker Films

    Documentary Filmmaker, The Network

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  • Spirafilm

    Spirafilm

    Community Group or NGO, The Network

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  • Antitube

    Antitube

    Cinema, Non-cinema Venue, The Network

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  • National Film Board of Canada

    National Film Board of Canada

    Distributor, Documentary Filmmaker, The Network

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  • Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias

    Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias

    Film Screening Program, The Network

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  • Cinema Politica

    Cinema Politica

    Media Arts Organization, The Network

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  • Cinema Politica Université Laval

    Cinema Politica Université Laval

    Film Screening Program, The Network

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  • Canadian Film Institute

    Canadian Film Institute

    Media Arts Organization, The Network

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  • Marathon Film Series

    Marathon Film Series

    Film Screening Program, The Network

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  • On Screen Manitoba

    On Screen Manitoba

    Community Group or NGO, The Network

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  • Music and Film in Motion

    Music and Film in Motion

    Community Group or NGO, Media Arts Organization, The Network

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  • Cinéfest International Film Festival

    Cinéfest International Film Festival

    Film Festival, The Network

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  • Reel Change Film Festival

    Reel Change Film Festival

    Film Festival, The Network

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  • Multimedia Risk

    Multimedia Risk

    Documentary Industry Market, The Network

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  • Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

    Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

    Documentary Filmmaker

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  • Cinema Canadiana

    Cinema Canadiana

    Community Group or NGO, The Network

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  • Lost Music Productions

    Lost Music Productions

    Documentary Filmmaker, The Network

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  • Ava Karvonen, Reel Girls Media

    Ava Karvonen, Reel Girls Media

    Documentary Filmmaker, The Network

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  • Sherwin Films Incorporated

    Sherwin Films Incorporated

    Documentary Film Lover, The Network

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  • FLiKs

    FLiKs

    Cinema, Community Group or NGO, Documentary Film Lover, Film Festival, Film Screening Program, Non-cinema Venue, The Network

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  • Shatford Centre – Okanagan School of the Arts

    Shatford Centre – Okanagan School of the Arts

    Non Profit Arts Centre

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  • Expressions

    Expressions

    Documentary Film Lover, Documentary Filmmaker, Non-cinema Venue, The Network

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  • Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

    Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

    The Journey

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  • E.C. Manning Provincial Park

    E.C. Manning Provincial Park

    The Journey

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  • OPEN CINEMA

    OPEN CINEMA

    Film Screening Program

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  • Vancouver Launch Party!

    Vancouver Launch Party!

    The Journey

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  • DOC-BC Chapter

    DOC-BC Chapter

    Advocacy Group, Community Group or NGO, The Network

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  • Documentary Organization of Canada

    Documentary Organization of Canada

    Community Group or NGO, The Network

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  • Hello Cool World

    Hello Cool World

    The Network

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  • Avi Lambert Consulting

    Avi Lambert Consulting

    The Network

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  • The World’s First Documentary: Nanook of the North

    The World’s First Documentary: Nanook of the North

    Historical Place of Interest

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  • Sunset Labs, Victoria BC

    Sunset Labs, Victoria BC

    The Journey

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  • Penticton, BC

    Penticton, BC

    The Journey

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  • Victoria, BC

    Victoria, BC

    The Journey

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