The 6th edition of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival will run live and in-person between November 18 - 20. Films will be accessible through our virtual platform from November 21 - December 4.
Note: ALL INDUSTRY EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT CoWork Chilliwack, 8465 Harvard Pl #12, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7Z5
Experience the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival in-person Friday November 18 to 20. With 15 screening blocks, 6 industry events and one workshop, explore the schedule below and get your tickets for each event you want to attend today. The festival then goes virtual between November 21 - December 4.
A celebration of the arts in our community. Featuring a variety of world premiere screenings from Fraser Valley filmmakers. Following the screenings there will be a Q & A. Craft beer and wine available throughout. Featured Films: Acceptance, Latent, Clean Freak, The Divine Dance, Tear You Apart
Learn from industry insiders about selling and marketing your feature film in this informative panel. Coffee + Continental Breakfast available.
Whether you're an established filmmaker or emerging, learn the modern secrets of indie feature filmmaking from Canadian screen award nominee Anthony Scott Burns in this incredible talk that's not to be missed.
"Part of the Pack” explores the ambiguous love story between humans and wolves. At the same time our fascination for the wolf — as the quintessential symbol of something wild and dangerous — has become stronger. As urban lifestyles have increasingly removed us from nature, some of us want to find that connection again.
A selection of six fascinating documentaries from across the world and the Fraser Valley. Films featured: Dress a Cow, No Girls Allowed!, Brother Rick, Ó:xwest kw'e Shxwelí lá ye Mestiyexw, Channeling Youth Voices: Reflection Series, Seizing Hope.
A curated showcase of first time filmmakers and emerging artists from across Canada. Catch the next wave of great filmmakers. Films Featured: By Faith, Denis, Great Seeing You, Tidal, Midnight Sun, Latchkey, Blue Honey, Underpaint.
In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL is an intimate, observational look beyond the stigma of injection drug users, revealing the courage of those facing terrible tragedy in a neighborhood often referred to as ground zero of the overdose crisis in Canada.
Experience a variety of BC short films across different genres and celebrate Canadian film talent at its finest. Following the screenings will be a Q & A with filmmakers. Films Featured: Jane, Dream Book, That's Life, Damned Supper, Devoured, Spilled Water Never Returns, Weeds are Flowers Too, Mom vs Machine.
A screening of 7 short films from across the world. From race, cultural roots to immigration, experience a diverse selection of short films that tackle an array of important subjects. Films Featured: Grandma Lee's Dress, Wok Hei, Tabanca, Octavia's Visions, Freedom Swimmer, Brown Enough, The Black Disquisition
To die-hard fans of NBA franchise, the Vancouver Grizzlies, like filmmaker Kat Jayme, the team’s abrupt move to Memphis in 2001 is much more than a sore spot, it’s an unsolved mystery and possibly a criminal conspiracy. What begins as a superfan’s investigation into her hometown team’s disappearance, becomes a love letter to the worst professional sports franchise in history, and an exploration of the deep roots of fandom.
An eclectic mix of short films across different genres from horror to comedy, to the downright bizarre. Films Featured: Blister, Spider, Cruise, Brigette, Oldtimers, Scale, Shark.
Socially inept 17-year old cinephile, Lawrence Kweller, gets a job at a video store where he forms a complicated friendship with his older female manager.
One of the best rock climbers in the world, Adam Ondra prepares to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He not only undergoes grueling physical training, but he must also navigate the internal and external pressures of competition and status as a national celebrity.
Learn about filmmaking in the Fraser Valley from experienced artists right here in our community. The panel explores and discusses the challenges and strengths of filmmaking in this beautiful valley
A fascinating conversation on making documentaries with a selection of our documentary filmmakers from the festival. Learn about the technical and ethical challenges involved in documentary filmmaking.
From high school to university, experience some of the best student films across the Fraser Valley and beyond. Films featured: Sleepwalking, Teddy Bear Motel, Lucid, Three Distinct Impressions, Victoria, Darkside, Jerkwater
Six short films from six countries spread across 4 continents. Experience a world of cinema and storytelling. Following the film will be a Q & A. Films Featured: Side Walks, Split Ends, Same Old, Ice Merchants, Bear, An Island Drifts.
An important, honest and necessary discussion exploring diversity in the BC film industry. The panelists share their experiences, struggles and thoughts on diversity in the film industry and how it impacts the different stages of production.
An exquisite selection of Oscar-caliber short films from festivals such as TIFF and Cannes. These powerful films tackle relationships and struggling to find our place in an increasingly disconnected world. Films Featured: Heavy Petting, The Pass, N'xaxaitkw, Essentials, Paco, A Conspiracy Man.
This matter-of-fact drama follows three queer Toronto kids whose friendship is tested over one pivotal summer by divided loyalties, differing social situations, and anger issues.
Prestigious and unique, the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival awards for 2022 will cover a variety of categories focusing on the filmmakers, their stories, and the craft.
The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival is supported by an array of businesses from our local community. They are part of what shapes this world-class festival each year.
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