As part of the University of British Columbia’s centennial celebrations, the UBC Next 100 Film Festival will showcase work from alumni of the UBC Film Production Program.
Part of the UBC100 Arts and Culture Initiatives, the UBC Next 100 Film Festival will showcase a sample of the work of the 400+ Film Production Alumni. UBC Film has produced some outstanding talent, many of whom have gone on to be critically acclaimed writer/directors such as early alumni Larry Kent, John Pozer and Mina Shum, recent alumni Jamie Travis and Nimsha Mukerji, cinematographers Greg Middleton, Amy Belling and Stirling Bancroft, editor Alison Grace, and producers Stephen Hegyes and Cari Green.
The UBC Next 100 Film Festival will be held at the VanCity Theatre on April 2nd, 2016. The Festival includes two shorts programs (documentary and drama), as well as a documentary feature (The Backward Class) and a comedic feature (Two 4 One). The full program will be available on the event website.
The UBC Next 100 Film Festival will be held at the VanCity Theatre on April 2nd, 2016. Tickets are available through the VanCity Theatre; $12 general admission, $10 for students/seniors. There will also be a multi-screening pass available for $35 ($30 for students). A UBC alumni discount will also be available.
“UBC film production began in 1970 when there was no ‘Hollywood North,’ no film crews, and very little ‘independent auteur film’,” explains Festival Producer Karin Lee. “Now in its 46th year, we take a look at filmmakers who have come out of the UBC film production program and continue to tell powerful, at times controversial, fiercely independent films.”
Tickets are available through the VanCity Theatre: $12 general admission, $10 for students/seniors. There will also be a multi-screening pass available for $35 ($30 for students). http://www.viff.org/theatre/series/ubc-next-100-film
Next 100 Film Alumnae Ticket Pack: http://bit.ly/UBCAlumTktPk
History of the Project:
Since 1969, the UBC Film Production Program has grown exponentially to today’s internationally renowned program, which has more than 400 alumni, many of whom became leaders in Canada’s film and television industries.
The program has also lured renowned filmmakers, directors, and producers as full time and adjunct faculty at UBC.
A film festival in April 2016 and monthly screenings in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 will commemorate the achievements of the UBC Film Production Program during the past 45 years of excellence.
The film festival will feature short and feature length films that celebrate the diversity of work by students, alumni and faculty.
Documentary, experimental and narrative films including multicultural works will showcase the talented directors, cinematographers, editors and writers who have graced the film production program over the last 45 years.