The Guard kicks off the winter season of the Campbell River Festival of Films on Jan. 24. Tickets go on sale for the season Jan. 14.

Festival of Films launches its winter season

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its 2012 season back at the Tidemark Theatre

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its 2012 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. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 6, and March 20 at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The 2012 season’s passes will go on sale Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at The Travel Place (286-0681), 948 Island Highway. 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.

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 13 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 season begins with The Guard on Jan. 24 followed by Le Havre on Feb. 7.  Buck will be featured on Feb. 21 with Monsieur Lazhar playing on March 6.  The season finale will be on March 20 and that title will be announced when the season is underway.

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. For further information, contact the CRFF at