Monday, May 5, 2014
The international festival was held at the Imperial on Main Street in Vancouver’s eastside. The décor in this recently rejuvenated multi-purpose facility reflected its Asian roots.
When Kung Fu movies were the rage in the early 70s they were shown at what was then called the Golden Harvest Cinema.
This was the perfect venue for a new generation of storytellers developing content innovatively through webisodes. A large screen showed off their selected works with elegant flair.
Modern technology and video streaming opened the door to a community of independent artists, producers and directors.
Although creative pioneers can now use digital palettes to help the process bloom, age-old challenges all moviemakers have faced still exist. Topics of financing and marketing were included during a question period after the screenings. The background screen (photo below) showed some sponsors of the festival.
Similar scenes possibly happen regularly in this small corner of the city where the neglected past struggles to transition into a more hopeful future.
Personal stories that make you laugh or cry can be discovered anywhere. They are great fodder and inspiration for the movies.
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