Festival Music House Pacific Live In Vancouver, October 3rd At The Imperial; Performances By Hannah Georgas, Willa, Damn Fools & Bear Mountain


For the first time, Festival Music House Pacific brings Canada’s top musical talent to Vancouver for a one-night concert on Friday, October 3rd at The Imperial. Coinciding with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), the invite-only, intimate concert provides a platform for established and up-and-coming Canadian acts to perform for festival delegates.

This year’s performers include critically-acclaimed pop/rock singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, rising electro-pop artist Willa, Vancouver’s four-piece rock band Damn Fools and recently announced electro-soul/dance quartet Bear Mountain.

I find that our two creative industries run in parallel to each other and I thought what better way to get together than to throw a party during VIFF. Invite the attending VIFF film and TV delegates to an intimate showcase of Canada’s top musicians,” said Ric Arboit, President and Co-Founder of Nettwerk Music Group, which helped to curate and organize the event. “Music plays such a significant role in screen-based industries and I’m thrilled to celebrate these collaborative art forms at this must-attend event,” adds Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of Vancouver International Film Festival.

The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Society is a well-established not-for-profit cultural society that produces year-round programming at the Vancouver International Film Centre in addition to the 16-day International Film Festival and the four-day VIFF Industry Conference. The Society is a charitable not-for-profit arts and cultural organization, employing over 100 staff and 750 volunteers in British Columbia, with an annual operating budget of approximately $5.0 million. Its mandate is to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, facilitate the meeting of entertainment professionals from around the world and to stimulate the motion picture industry in BC and Canada.

Originating in Toronto during Toronto International Film Festival and now in it’s fifth year, Festival Music House (FMH) is an exclusive, invite-only concert series that showcases the strength and diversity of Canadian talent for producers, directors, writers, actors and music supervisors in an intimate setting. FMH now holds a key place on the film industry circuit, expanding bi-coastal and recently presenting events in Halifax and now in Vancouver during VIFF.

Previous Festival Music House performances have included some of Canada’s most established and emerging talent such as Gord Downie, K’NAAN, Sam Roberts Band, City & Colour, Arkells, Dan Mangan, Kathleen Edwards, Down With Webster, Monster Truck, The Sheepdogs, Diamond Rings and many more.

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