The winter season of the Campbell River Festival of Films kicks off Jan. 24 with the screening of The Eagle Huntress

Exciting Winter season for CRFF

Unique program of films and shorts screening every other Tuesday at the Tidemark Theatre in new year until the end of March

The Campbell River Festival of Films has finalized its lineup for the winter season and is now selling their winter season’s passes. The Film Festival will present its unique program of films and shorts every other Tuesday at the Tidemark Theatre in new year until the end of March.

The winter season kicks off Jan. 24 with the screening of The Eagle Huntress, which follows the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, a young Mongolian girl trying to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family. The film features breathtaking aerial cinematography while capturing a young girl’s personal coming of age – a journey of empowerment. The film is executive produced and narrated by Daisy Ridley, who has recently been shot to stardom for her role as Rey in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The second screening of the winter season is Jean of the Joneses, a comedy by a relative newcomer to the film world, Stella Meghie.

The film has been turning heads. It was nominated as Best International Feature Film at the 2016 Zurich International Film Festival and Meghie has received two nominations for the 2017 Black Reel Awards for her script for the film, as well as receiving a nod by the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards nomination committee in the Best First Screenplay category.

Manchester by the Sea is the third film in the upcoming winter series and stars Casey Afleck in the role of a man whose brother dies, forcing him to return to a home he left under certain circumstances that would ruin the film if provided here to care for his now-orphaned nephew.

The fourth film in the series comes out of Canada’s north.

Maligutit is the story of an Inuit man who sets out to find his wife and daughter after they were kidnapped while he and his son were away – and exact revenge on the perpetrators.

The series closes on March 24 with the screening of Paterson, an observational, reflective study of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, following and contrasting the life of a bus driver with a set routine and that of his wife, who has new, unexpected adventures every day.

Festival passes are available at the Tidemark box office or online at tidemarktheatre.com for $50 plus taxes and applicable fees. They entitle the holder to entry at all of the films and draws at each screening.

The Campbell River Festival of Films is the result of a successful partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and the Tidemark Theatre.

This partnership allows the Campbell River group to book films directly from Toronto that would not normally make their way to our Campbell River movie theatres and show them in the newly renovated and updated Tidemark Theatre.

The organizers want everyone to know that all the proceeds go directly back into our community.

Each year, bursaries and equipment are given to local students and schools from the proceeds of the festival. Equipment has also been donated to the Tidemark Theatre to help make it possible to showcase these great films.

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