Design Canada: Victoria Premiere + Q&A with Filmmaker

Don't miss this documentary on Canada's golden age of design, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Greg Durrell

GDC Vancouver Island is pleased to be partnering with Cinecenta & Filmmaker/Director/Designer Greg Durrell to bring a screening of Design Canada to Victoria, followed by a special post-show Q&A with Greg!


Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Cinecenta, in the UVic Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Road
Tickets: Students and GDC members $10  |  General admission $12

Tickets will be available in-person at the box office. No online or advance sales. The box office opens 40 minutes before showtime.

Cinecenta will also be showing this film on Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, November 8, as part of their regular programming with standard box-office pricing.


About the film

Design Canada is a documentary that looks at Canada’s heritage of graphic design. Screenings have been selling out both here at home and internationally.

Burton Kramer. Lorne Perry. Heather Cooper. Fritz Gottshalk and Stuart Ash. They’re not exactly household names, but these masters are responsible for some of Canada’s most iconic designs, including the logos for the CBC, CN Rail, Roots and the Royal Bank, emblems familiar to every Canadian from coast to coast to coast, young and old alike.

In 2012, Design Canada began with a genuine curiosity about where the designs and symbols of Canada originated from. Director (and graphic designer) Greg Durrell began shooting the film on a Canon 7D. A year later, Greg met Jessica Edwards, a Canadian filmmaker living in Brooklyn, and Gary Hustwit. The team spent five years crafting the Design Canada story.

Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.

Film runtime: 75 minutes

WATCH the trailer >>