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The Campbell River Festival of Film is a gift

Clay Carlson (far left) and Kevin Harrison (far right) present media teachers Shannon Hagen and Joe Shields on behalf of the Campbell River Festsival of Film with two new video cameras for their schools’ media programs. - Photo submitted
Clay Carlson (far left) and Kevin Harrison (far right) present media teachers Shannon Hagen and Joe Shields on behalf of the Campbell River Festsival of Film with two new video cameras for their schools’ media programs.
— image credit: Photo submitted

What do you get the person on your gift list that already has everything?

How about the gift of companionship and culture. The Campbell River Festival of Film is now selling their winter seasons passes in time for the Christmas Season.

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its 2013 season back at the Tidemark Theatre.  In partnership with the Tidemark Theatre and the Toronto International Film Circuit, the Film Festival will now present their unique program of films on Tuesdays,  Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 5, and March 19th at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The 2013 season’s passes plus a limited number of Christmas gift passes, will go on sale December 17th at 10 a.m. at The Travel Place (286-0681), 948 Island Highway in time for Christmas gift giving.  The passes will sell for $45 and entitle the holder to five wonderful films plus a series of draws at each screening.  Individual tickets may be purchased at the door. There will also be another opportunity to buy passes in January.

The directors of the Festival hope that with the larger Tidemark venue more people will be able to enjoy the unique films and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the Tidemark as well.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with movies starting at 7 p.m.  Patrons can gather in the lobby after the movie for a glass of wine and an opportunity to discuss the movie of the night with friends and other movie-goers.

The Festival is a successful partnership that was established 15 years ago with the Toronto International Film Festival film circuit.  The partnership allows the Campbell River group to book films and shorts directly from Toronto that would not normally make their way to our Campbell River movie theatres.

The organizers want everyone to know that all the proceeds go directly back to our community. Each year, bursaries and camera equipment are given out to local students and schools. So on Monday, Dec. 17, head down early to The Travel Place to get your season’s passes before they sell out!  For further information, contact the CRFF at camrivff@gmail.com

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