DH Vancouver Staff Apr 17, 2014 9:41 am

Western Canada’s first Docs and Dialogues festival, Projecting Change Film Festival (PCFF) returns this year on April 24 to 27 to lead a series of exploration through powerful films, youth-centric programming, and engaging workshops.

Hosted in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, PCFF promises to further delve into important themes of empowerment, environmental and social sustainability, identity and global culture.

“We lead a straightforward philosophy at PCFF: Give people the fuel that will inspire them to take action,” says co-founder Brady Dahmer. “With everything we do, from our Youth Day programming to our unique speaker sessions, we focus on programming that will move our community toward positive growth and change people’s overall outlook on life,” Dahmer adds.

Kick-starting the seventh annual PCFF on Opening Night, Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm is the screening of the wildly popular documentary ‘INSIDE OUT’, which follows traveling French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to express their most important causes through passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in public.

Media are welcome to join us at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts for the show or attend the opening gala at John Fluevog Shoes’ flagship store in Gastown, Vancouver at 9 pm.

With all festival proceeds donated back to local initiatives, this year PCFF has partnered with Youth Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) to infuse their 5th annual Youth Day with extraordinary programs. For the first time, YELL’s Venture Challenge will take centre stage at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Thursday, April 24th. The event offers a rare mentorship opportunity for high school students across Canada to witness young entrepreneurs present their business ideas to a panel of investors and business leaders.

More highlights from PCFF include a screening of Maidentrip, a transcendent documentary of 14-year-old Laura Dekker as she sets out on a two-year voyage to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone; Red Obsession, a documentary narrated by Russell Crowe that takes an in-depth look at the contrasting divide between the passion and art of the Western vineyards and the notorious counterfeit wine markets in the Far East; and Watermark, a film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water.


We’re giving away a pair of passes to the opening night. To enter all you have to do is the retweet to enter:

  • Win 2 passes to the #projectingchange film festival opening night via @pcffvancouver and @vancitybuzz RT to Enter!

Contest ends April 22 at 11:59 p.m. One winner will be drawn at random.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit for pricing details.

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