18.08.10 by Jeff

Phoenix / Ticket Giveaway

Heads up Vancouver, Phoenix is comin’ to town with special guests… Neon Indian!!! I snagged some tickets for you, who wants them?

phoenix with neon indian concert vancouver ticket giveaway

phoenix with neon indian concert vancouver ticket giveaway

Phoenix w/ Neon Indian – Vancouver – PNE Forum – September 26

Phoenix is from France so if you want tickets to the show, leave a comment below and name your favourite movie that takes place in France.

You must live in (or  within driving distance of) Vancouver to enter!

I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

REMEMBER to “uncheck” the button to be notified of responses to your comment! (Otherwise you will get a flood of emails!)

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • tam


  • Amélie.

  • Lisa Boulton

    Amelie!!! Mostly because she is a social deviant for the cause of ‘good’

    Thank you :)

  • Claire

    Hotel Chevalier

  • angela larsen


  • Ken

    La jetée by Chris Marker… (which inspired Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys)… what a film!!!

    Paris never looked so devastated!


  • Zac Benloulou

    Paris, je t’aime

  • Vanessa

    Funny Face! (Well most of it takes place in Paris)
    Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire make magic together :)

  • Ken

    La jetée by Chris Marker… Paris never looked so je ne c’est quoi

  • jaclyn

    Tati’s ‘Play Time’. (who could resist those cardboard cutouts?)

  • Un prophète! (A prophet). lives in seattle, also :)

  • Charade. Aurdey Hepburn & Cary Grant.


  • julia

    À bout de souffle

  • Ratatouille. I hope that counts.

  • Paris, je t’aime

  • Nicole



    L’Appartement with Monica Belluci and Vincent Cassel !

  • alex

    The Science of Sleep

  • Olivia Basener

    Triplets of Belleville, Madame/Monsieur

  • Andrés Cabrera Castro

    finex and nion india! yeah!

  • the dreamers

  • Jackie

    la haine (the hate). totally forgot about that movie until thinking about best movie i’ve seen based in france. looks at the poverty and ghettoized areas which generally aren’t talked about a lot. now i’m going to blackdog to re-rent it!

  • Kinch

    Hotel Chevalier trés bien

  • Shannon Kylie Ragan

    Exit of a factory

  • Julia

    8 Femmes, by Fracois Ozon
    It’s one of the few musicals I love!
    and I love Phoenix! i want your ticket!

  • matthew m.

    I’d say City of Lost Children if it were a fictitious France. Or Amélie if I have to pick a real France.

  • une femme est une femme.

    because elegance and vulgarity have never embraced so tightly.

  • Un Long Dimanche De Fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) or Jeux D’enfants (Love Me If You Dare). They’re both really great!

  • EM


  • Justin

    I lub “Being Jewish in France” – so tight!

  • I know this sounds corny, but i’d have to say Pixar’s Ratatouille. :) Awesome flick

  • Jen n.

    An American Werewolf in Paris! It’s about an American Werewolf in Paris, what more do you need? Bellingham

  • Emma

    Paris, je t’aime


    Plus I effing love Neon Indian!

  • maria

    Coco Avant Chanel was a great movie!

  • angela

    2 days in paris

  • Bands of Outsiders

  • Amelie, hands down. (or “Mrs. ‘Arris goes to Paris”… it’s a made-for-tv movie from awhile ago… very cheesy but cute)

  • SCIENCE OF SLEEP avec Charlotte Gainsbourg

  • Camia

    Amelie, duh! <3

  • anthony


  • Frio

    Les Chanson D’amour (aka Love Songs).

  • Thomas

    Le Grande Blue… freediving & dolphins, classic!

  • Jake

    400 Blows! Truffaut is theee best.

  • charlie

    “La Môme”
    about edith piaf with marion cotillard.

  • Les Choristes is one of my all time favourite films.
    It is about a man who goes to teach at a troubled boys school, and ends up teaching them music. It’s one of the most beautiful films ever. If I were to compare it to an English film, it would have to be Good Will Hunting.

  • Ashlynn


  • Les Triplettes de Belleville: stunning animation, charming characters, clever satire… I could go on…

  • Lo.

    l’Herisson (Hedgehog in English)

  • Larissa

    Paris, je t’aime!

  • Stacy

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame <3

  • Mila

    Banlieue 13: unapologetic French take on the standard Hollywood action film, starring… well, parcours.

  • Alejandro Mejia

    ‘The Dreamers’ with Michael Pitt and Eva Green. The most passionate/bizarre/mindblowing story one could ever think of.

  • and then?

  • I dig the Chocolat movie -tys

  • Samantha Smith

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The memoir and the movie are moving and beautiful.

  • Oh, Amélie is so nice.

  • Nancy

    Les Choristes! The music is just amazing! :)

  • Bourne Identity!

  • jordan


  • Luke

    Team America World Police

  • Luca Chitayat

    Electroma and Chocolat, amazing music and cinematics in both

  • Eli

    Pierrot le Fou…
    Such a hard choice as there are sooooo many to choose from. But Pierrot le Fou always makes me happy and carefree.

  • Killing Zone. One of Tarantino’s first and finest.

  • Cory

    Paris, je t’aime

  • Anna

    Paris, je t’aime

  • Tim

    I guess Amelie but if animated films count Ratatouille for sure :D

  • vivian

    De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté


  • Evan

    pierrot le fou w/ jean-paul belmondo and anna karina

  • Samantha

    j’aime Chocolat. <3

  • Choong Ki

    La môme(The Passionate Life of Edith Piaf)
    Marion Cotillard was so good!

  • CONGRATS TO: Ken MacIntyre – You have won yourself the tickets!

    (picked using a random number generator from random.org)

    for the record i agree with all the people who chose Amelie!

24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.




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Laura Pannack


Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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