Film

 Rennie Brown

Vancouver: Unaffordable

Vancouver: Unaffordable

The issue that just won't go away - the housing crisis - addressed in new film at DOXA

There is no topic that has been more of a cause célèbre over the past 7 years in Vancouver than housing. For the most part, it’s agreed that the situation sucks. It is becoming absolutely unaffordable to live in the city, and this unaffordability is pushing the very lifeline of any vibrant city – it’s […]

 Eileen Gubar

by the light of a candle

by the light of a candle

Photos from opening reception of this year's UBC MFA graduates' work

candle at the Belkin UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2017 The 5 artists at this year’s exhibition of UBC MFA graduates are: Matt Browning Steven Cottingham Jessica Evans Brian Lye Carolyn Stockbridge Jessica Evans Jessica Evans is an artist and writer whose work focuses on the body and perception. Brian Lye Brian Lye […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

DOXA 2017 preview

DOXA 2017 preview

Industry Day, film picks, sharing the love of documentary filmmaking

Intro: DOXA 2017 is nearly here Thursday, May 4th, is the launch of the 16th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival, bringing 11 days & nights of international film, forums, and education to Vancouver. This year, VANDOCUMENT is a proud Media Partner of DOXA 2017. Industry Day VANDOC’s involvement in Vancouver’s creative scenes is a dual […]

 Lukas Engelhardt

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Part of an incredible community: photos from this year's VQFF galas, receptions, performances, and Q&A's

Photos of the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival by Lukas Engelhardt and Ash Tanasiychuk. In 2015, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) asked VANDOCUMENT to photograph the festival. They liked us so much they brought us back for 2016! We were asked to focus on these Q & A’s, galas, performances, cocktail receptions, and dance […]

 Angela Ferreira

8minuteswith: Orsy Szabo of the webseries Coded

8minuteswith: Orsy Szabo of the webseries Coded

8minuteswith – podcast series Hosted by Angela Ferreira Introduction by Elliot Vaughan A place to historicize conversation, with Vancouver artists, about their artistic practice. Interview  Orsy’s Bio:  Orsy Szabo is an actor and filmmaker. She wrote, starred and co-produced the 2013 Crazy 8’s winning short film In The Deep, which aired on the CBC. She […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

ISEA2015 Disruption video

ISEA2015 Disruption video

The VANDOCUMENT recap of ISEA2015. Not for the faint hearted or epileptic.

ISEA2015 was a six-day symposium (14-19th August 2015) featuring over 450 speakers, workshops, tutorials, panels, papers and institutional presentations, showcasing over 160 cutting-edge digital artworks. ISEA2015’s theme of DISRUPTION invited a conversation about the aesthetics of change, renewal, and game-changing paradigms. To go with this theme, this video is packed with raw bursts of energy; […]

 Adèle Barclay

VQFF: An 11-Day Film Odyssey

VQFF: An 11-Day Film Odyssey

A highlights reel of the 2015 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

By Adèle Barclay Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk, Corie Waugh, and Brian Elliot (supplied by VQFF) Who ever said nothing happens in August? Amidst this month’s busy schedule of the International Symposium on Electronic Art and all sorts of art openings, comedy shows, and concerts, the 27th Vancouver Queer Film Festival kicked off last Thursday August 13th and continues until […]

 Brit Bachmann

NSFW: Sext Me Maybe?

NSFW: Sext Me Maybe?

Send Me Your Sexts One Year Anniversary and Release Party

Words by Brit Bachmann + Photos by Corie Waugh Send Me Your Sexts is an ongoing project by filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian, “who’s convinced that your dirty messages should be [her] next script.” For $80, Eileen professionally reenacts sexting conversations up to 6 minutes long with a professional cast. December 13, 2014 marked Send Me Your […]

 Tara Flynn

Thru The Trapdoor

Thru The Trapdoor

77 participants. 48 projects and performances. A huge photo gallery + 17min video recapping it all. A once in a lifetime event.

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk and Jon Vincent Video by Ash Tanasiychuk and Tara Flynn Text from On Main Gallery’s press release Thru the Trapdoor was an interdisciplinary art exhibition and event that took place from April 22 to 27, 2014. It was produced to mark the end of an era for the building at 1965 […]

 Andi Icaza-Largaespada

Looking Deeper Into A Transitioning Chinatown

Looking Deeper Into A Transitioning Chinatown

Julia Kwan’s Everything Will Be documentary aims to re-engage the community of one of North America’s oldest cultural enclaves

Written + Photography by Andi Icaza-Largaespada When Julia Kwan’s Everything Will Be screened at SFU Woodwards’ Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, most 350 seats were taken: the theatre felt bubbling and packed. Arriving a few minutes late granted me first-row, neck-stiffening seats. This was the second of four sold-out screenings of Everything Will Be during the 2014 […]

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