Rachel Weisz stars in The Whistle-Blower

Film Festival finds new home at the Tidemark Theatre

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its Fall 2011 season on Sept. 27

The Campbell River Festival of Films will launch its Fall 2011 season on Sept. 27.

In partnership with the Tidemark Theatre and the Toronto International Film Circuit, the Film Festival will now present its unique program of films on Tuesdays,  Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Fall 2011 season’s passes are on sale at The Travel Place (286-0681), 948 Island Highway.  The passes will sell for $45 and entitle the holder to five films plus a series of draws at each screening.  Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 each.

The directors of the festival hope that by moving to the larger Tidemark venue, more people will be able to enjoy the unique films and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the Tidemark as well.

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 Campbell River movie theatres.

The season begins with  The First Grader  on Sept. 27 followed by  Eco-Pirate: The Story Of Paul Watson on Oct. 11. On Oct. 25 it will be The Whistle-Blower. Festival organizers are awaiting confirmation of Oranges And Sunshine on Nov. 8.  The season finale will be on  Nov. 22 and they are hoping to get one of the films currently premiering at the Toronto Film Festival 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.  In previous years, the Festival has also put on bonus screenings that have helped to raise thousands of dollars to support various worthwhile programs in Campbell River.

So head down to The Travel Place to get your season’s passes before they sell out. For further information, please contact the CRFF at camrivff@gmail.com

Just Posted

Families learn to navigate the perils of the Internet

Speaker talks to Campbell River kids, parents about staying safe in a social media world

‘Priceless’ hat stolen from Indigenous art store in Campbell River during break-in

Ernie Smith, co-owner of Awatin Aboriginal Art, looking for help in recovering stolen hat

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

BC Hydro increasing flow down Elk Falls to assist steelhead migration and spawning

Water flows within Elk Falls Canyon are increasing today to assist steelhead… Continue reading

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Most Read