On Friday Sept 30, I attended the Vancouver International Film Festival Canadian Images Gala Party at Joey’s on Burrard. Guests sipped on wine, beer and cocktails and ate sushi cones, sliders, tuna tataki, flatbread, and pumpkin spice donuts!

“Comforting Skin” Andrew Webster (Producer) on Left & Derek Franson (Director) on Right.

This was the 2nd year that I attended this party and this was the best one thus far as I talked with film producers, actors, and directors from Canada as well as from around the world.

Robyn Wiener – Producer of “Move Out Clean” on Right & friend Nikki on Left.

Ben Ratner, Actor in “Sisters & Brothers” with Jen of X's & O's

Bruce Ramsay - Producer/Director/Actor on Left & Russell Roberts, Actor on Right both of “Hamlet”

The Vancouver International Film Festival, which is the biggest showcase of Canadian film in the world, will screen 80 Canadian films including 26 from British Columbia.

Joey Restaurant's "Tuna Tataki"

Chef Chris Levesque of Joey Restaurant making Sushi

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs through October 14, 2011.