April 27 & 28 at Empire Granville 7 Cinemas: The Persistence of Vision Film Festival (POV) is an annual event showcasing short films written, directed, shot, edited, and produced by students of the Film Production Program at the University of British Columbia Vancouver.
Here is a little history, taken from their website:
The Persistence of Vision Film Festival (POV) was founded in 1989 by director Lynne Stopkewich (Kissed, Suspicious River, The L-Word) and producer Stephen Hegyes (Brightlight Pictures). Both UBC Film Production students, they created the festival as a way of showcasing work produced in the program over the course of the year.
Over the last two decades, POV has served as a launching ground for the careers of many of Canada’s top filmmakers, including Mina Shum (Double Happiness), Bruce Sweeney (Excited), James Liston (Severed), Julian Clarke (District 9), Greg Middleton (Passchendaele), Gwen Haworth (She’s a Boy I Knew), Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall (65_RedRoses).