Cat's Eye: 31st annual Vancouver International Film Festival
The 31st annual Vancouver International Film Festival wraps up this week after 16 days of memorable films, fun and faces. Known for being a festival of substance, the event featured more than 380 films from around the world organized into series like Canadian Images, Dragons & Tigers, International Shorts and Cinema of Our Time. Still, no festival is complete without a few red carpet parties and premiere galas. Check out a few of the familiar faces below as Vancouver’s more famous locals came out to celebrate.
1 Walking the red carpet at the Lighthouse Pictures & JetSet crew film party are actors Michael Eklund, who can be seen in The Hive with Abigail Breslin and Halle Berry, and Katharine Isabelle, star of the horror thriller American Mary. 2 Sponsors of the big Red Carpet film party at the Sutton, Bridge Studios’ GM Ron Hrynuik, left, and Lighthouse Pictures’ Jamie Goehring pose for pics with all the big names. 3 You know him best as Constable John Constable from The Beachcombers, but actor Jackson Davies is truly a local legend with more than 46 television series and shows to his name. 4 Travel Guys host Darren Parkman, left, jokes around with friend and actor Paul Duchart who filmed Charlie St. Cloud with Zac Efron here on the North Shore. 5 West Vancouver’s Cathy Negus-Kruse and actor Duke Stevenson enjoy all the red carpet action at the Sutton Place Hotel event. 6 Young and handsome, look for newcomer Dylan Playfair, seen here with agent Carrie Wheeler, in a new endeavour called Mr. Hockey featuring Gordie Howe.
7 Vancouver’s sweetheart, actress Gabrielle Miller, of Corner Gas fame, joins visiting actor Alexander Cendese, left, and producer Alfonso Quijada.