Crazy8s Gala on Sat, Feb 23!

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Saturday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street), followed by our legendary Afterparty at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Join us at 7:00 pm at The Centre for the world premiere of six new short films made in only eight days by some of Vancouver’s most talented up-and-coming filmmakers: Nimisha Mukerji (“In the Deep”), Mackenzie Gray (“Under the Bridge of Fear”), Matt Leaf (“Braindamage”), Jane Hancock (“When I Saw You”), Ryan Haneman (“Manstruation”) and Sean Tyson (“STEWING”).

Afterwards, the party continues at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), where we’ll mix and mingle over three floors of this historic building. On the first floor, in the “quiet(er) zone,” we’ll be featuring roving performers Mind of a Snail and cabaret-style mischief with the Myrtle Family Band, as well as ample eats and drinks (yes, the chocolate fountain is back again this year!) On the third floor, guests will have the opportunity to take in the new exhibit, “Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps,” the first retrospective of the acclaimed comic artist, Art Spiegelman (of “Maus” fame). And upstairs, on the 4th floor rooftop patio, we’ll be shaking it until the wee hours to electro-swing sensation Spry Bry and the crowd-pleasing, non-stop party mix of DJ K-Tel.

Tickets are $30.00 advance on our website at <>  or at ticket outlets at Videomatica Sales (1972 West 4th Ave), Beat Street Records (439 West Hastings St) and the Rio Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway St). Tickets will also be available at the door for $35.00.


Play It Forward short film contest

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

If you don’t already know about Play It Forward, here is a great overview of the contest and how you can make a social difference using video and social media.

Visit Strutta, our website host and sponsor to read the full interview!


News at The Annex

February 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

We have some exciting news for the Annex in 2013! We are delighted to have sisters and filmmakers Ariel and Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty come on board as our new Annex Coordinators! These are volunteer positions, so please show them some love the next time you’re down at the Annex. They love film, and we love them! Please find their statement below along with a schedule for February. Full details will be on as well as on our Facebook Annex Page.  All photos courtesy of the KG Sisters.

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Our Statement

The Annex is an amazing space that we see as an experimental film and photography laboratory.

It’s a bit like being in a museum, except that you get to play with the artifacts, and there aren’t a lot of explanations about what these relics are good for… We see that as a great opportunity for experimenting, discovering, and re-purposing. Do-it-yourself meets state of the art equipment from a not so distant past…Discovering or re-discovering an earlier way of making images, can be a magical experience because its such a physical act of creation in comparison. Analogue processing is also an organic process, which allows for the charm of the accidental and the circumstantial.

The Annex has a functioning darkroom for processing moving pictures as well as still images. Both black and white and colour can be done by hand. There is also a Steenbeck machine, which is used for editing the old school way, and can also be used for making duplicate negative or positives. An animation stand and multiple projectors are also on hand.

We want to inspire and support others to get involved with this exciting  space and the opportunities it offers. In the spring of 2013 we are aiming to build a community of interested film-makers and artists to use the space on a regular basis.

We will be having an open night once a week, and a Community Night / Orientation once a month. The Community night is free to attend for both members and non-members alike. The open night will be $5 for members and $8 for non members – or you can purchase a 5 time pass for a reduction in cost.

We hope to see you at the next Community Night February 20th!

– KG Sisters


Upcoming Annex Schedule

March 2013  – All events run 7 – 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Mon & Tuesday March 18 & 19 – Alex MacKenzie Expanding Cinema workshops

Tuesday March 26  – Open darkroom night

Wednesday March 27 – Community night/ orientation

Feb 2013

Wednesday Feb 13 – Film & Media Showcase

Tuesday Feb 19 – Open darkroom night

Wednesday Feb 20 – Annex Community Night / Orientation

Tuesday Feb 26 – Open darkroom night

Wednesday Feb 27 – Off The Reels 

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