Grandma

Campbell River Festival of Films brings in the best of TIFF

Six films, including one from a local filmmaker, will be featured at this year's festival

The Campbell River Festival of Films has just launched its 2015 fall season. In partnership with the Tidemark Theatre and the Toronto International Film Circuit, the Film Festival will present its unique program of films and shorts on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. All films start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

This partnership with the Tidemark Theatre enables many people in our community to enjoy the unique films and also appreciate the wonderful ambiance of the theatre.

The 2015 season’s passes are on sale now at the Tidemark Theatre ticket office and on-line at tidemarktheatre.com. Passes are $45 plus applicable fees and entitle the holder to five wonderful films plus a series of shorts and draws at each screening.  Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 each.

This season, a bonus sixth film has been added to the line up. Local filmmaker, and former Carihi Grad, Damien Gillis will be here in person to introduce his latest film, Fractured Lands, and answer questions after the screening.

With the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and movies starting at 7 p.m., patrons have time to gather in the lobby before the movie to enjoy a glass of wine and visit with friends and other moviegoers.

The festival is a successful partnership that was established 19 years ago with the Toronto International Film Festival film circuit. This partnership allows the Campbell River group to book films and shorts directly from Toronto that would not normally make their way to Campbell River movie theatres.

This fall season begins with Wild Tales on Sept. 22 followed by Monsoon on Oct. 6. Grandma will be featured on Oct. 20 with Fractured Lands playing on Nov. 3 and Remember showing on Nov. 10. The season finale will be What We Did on Holiday on Dec. 1.

The organizers want everyone to know that all proceeds go directly back to our community.  Each year, bursaries and camera equipment are given to local students and schools. In previous years, the Festival has put on bonus screenings that have helped to raise thousands of dollars to support various worthwhile programs in Campbell River.

So, head down early to The Tidemark Theatre Box Office or log in online to purchase your seasons passes before they sell out.  For further information, please contact the Tidemark Theatre at tidemarktheatre.com or CRFF at camrivff@gmail.com

The Campbell River Mirror is happy to be running a contest for the festival, as well. Click here to enter to win festival passes.