Pink Carpet to be rolled out for Game of Thrones star, and a Gay Icon - Victoria Film Festival

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Pink Carpet to be rolled out for Game of Thrones star, and a Gay Icon

January 18, 2018 –

Pink Carpet to be rolled out for Game of Thrones star, and a Gay Icon

In less than three weeks, the Victoria Film Festival (VFF) will be taking over cinemas from February 2nd -11th for the 24th edition of the Festival. As the most diverse cinematic experience on Vancouver Island, this year’s film line-up is the crème de la crème of the film & media arts industry.

The 10-day-event boasts a myriad of special guests and stars that will be in attendance. The VFF’S trademark ‘Pink Carpet’ will be rolled out to welcome these special filmmakers, including:

Aidan Gillen, best known for portraying Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in Game of Thrones and Tommy Carcetti in The Wire, will be unveiling his newest feature-film, Pickups, for its North American premiere.


Legendary American-Canadian Abenaki filmmaker and trailblazer for Indigenous cinema, Alanis Obomsawin will be in attendance for her 50th film in 50 years  – Our People Will Be Healed.

Our People Will Be Healed

One of the world’s most beloved storytellers, LGBTQ icon, and author of the groundbreaking series of novels Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin is celebrated in his biographical documentary The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. The screening will be followed by an In Conversation with Armistead Maupin hosted by Richard Crouse of CTV’s Pop Life.

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin + In Conversation With Armistead Maupin

Famous for his comedic portrayal of the character “Cory” in the hit series Trailer Park Boys, Canadian actor, director and choreographer Cory Bowles will be presenting his full-length directorial debut – Black Cop.

Black Cop

The attending audience will have a chance to take part in Q&As and meet-and-greets with filmmakers during the Festival that hosts 110 films from almost 30 countries. This includes the North American premiere of Pickups starring Aidan Gillen, 6 Canadian Premieres, 36 BC Premieres, and 28 Hometown Premieres. For the full list of guests attending the 24th edition of the Victoria Film Festival, visit:

Festival Guests

About the Victoria Film Festival

The Victoria Film Festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and longest-running film festival, currently celebrating 24 years. The Victoria Film Festival screens more than 110 films over 10 days. Creating unique events year-round, the Festival is responsible for Feast: Food + Film, Free-B Film Festival, Art of the Cocktail, Movies Under the Maltworks and The Vic Theatre.

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