Vancouver Weekly Wraup: 9/19/17

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♦ The Vancouver Short Film Festival is looking to add student films to the roster. With a deadline of October 13th and no restrictions on genre, the festival is a great chance to be seen by many when the festival runs from Jan 26-27, 2018. There are even cash prizes available for films above and beyond!

VSFF Trailer 2017 from Vancouver Short Film Festival on Vimeo.

♦ Following a spate of complaints from local business owners, Maple Ridge has issued a six-week moratorium on film permit applications. The rapid increase in film projects has resulted in congestion and clean-up. While there are growing pains to be had, the film industry employs over a thousand people in Maple Ridge. As the issuing of permits for filming have paused, city and film industry officials will meet to discuss how to best accommodate one another.

Parker Posey

♦ Indie flick Elsewhere’s bringing the action to Sooke this week. Starring Parker Posey, Aden Young, & Beau Bridges, the feature dramedy is the biggest project the Vancouver Island community has seen since 2014. Taking advantage of the island’s secluded beauty, the shoot’s set to last for six weeks. Our own Maureen Webb handled Vancouver casting on this project.

♦ In a major move for the Lower Mainland and BC Interior alike, Dian Cross Massey has sold The Crossing Studios to the SIM group. Still involved as company president, Massey has been a valuable advocate for the interior as a film location. She has high hopes for the company’s future in the Kamloops region, hoping to provide adequate infrastructure for the steadily-growing film demands in the semi-desert region.
Written by Meagan Hotz

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