2021 Festival Program
The 17th Annual Vox Popular Media Arts Festival is both online and in person this year from September 16th-26th! This year’s online festival will feature 50+ films from local, Canadian, and international filmmakers, Q&A / panel discussions with filmmakers, 7 part concert series, a virtual art gallery, and an art creation contest titled: #ArtForThePeople.
Our in-person event will be held from 7-11PM, September 16th at Waverly Park. It will feature live music, film screenings, and a projection of our virtual art gallery! Performers include: Rodney Brown, Danielle Polari, and Jean-Paul De Roover. Films include local and Canadian shorts, as well as local director Ryan La Via’s 43min film Cup Confidential.
Please bring your own chairs!
Masks will be required. Please practice social distancing.
Please follow all COVID-19 protocols!
Sign-ins will be required!
From September 16-26 our streaming platform will launch featuring 50+ films from local, Canadian, and international filmmakers.
Notable local films include Cup Confidential, by Dir Ryan La Via; The Gift, by Dir. Rachel Garrick; Always Tomorrow, by Dir. Martin King; And Again, by Dir. Joseph Schlapsi, Wreck by, Dir. Curtis Jensen; and, Happiness by Dir. Jack Belhumeur.
September 17th-19th we will host Q&As and panel discussions with the filmmakers and artists. Times TBA.
Every day from September 20th-26th we will release a concert series performance as a livestream event at 7PM. Artists performing in the concert series are: Danny Johnson, Danielle Polari, Action Cat, Wrong Odds, Rodney Brown, Morning Light Acoustic Quartet, and Jake Vaillant and the Town.
We will host a virtual art gallery on our website for the duration of the festival and there will be a slideshow video of the visual art on our streaming platform.
We are also hosting an art creation contest titled: #ArtForThePeople. Celebrate and recognize your favourite artists and art spaces by creating visual or performance art in their honour. Use the Hashtag #ArtForThePeople and tag @VoxPopTBay on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We will draw prizes from our sponsors: Heart Beat Hot Sauce, Thai Kitchen, and Hooligan Fuel Hot Sauce, on the 21st of September!