5th Annual Reel Canadian Film Festival Hits Fernie this March


Get ready to celebrate the Canadian Film-making industry at the 5th Annual Reel Canadian Film Festival. The Organizing Committee is thrilled to showcase five stunning Canadian Films as well as offer National Film Board shorts for kids. This year they have decided on Halifax for the popular film shorts screenings ‘Focus On’ city. Bookending all of these stunning feature films and amazing shorts is an opening gala and closing reception.

New this year is People’s Choice Sunday! This is your chance to have a say and vote on what two movies you want to watch on Sunday, March 31. Simply visit www.reelfilmfest.ca, watch the trailers and vote for any two of Blackbird, Lunarcy, Revolution, and Stories We Tell.

They are also very pleased to be welcoming Sean Garrityto the Reel Canadian Film Festival. Sean is the director of My Awkward Sexual Adventure and will be in attendance as his film opens the festival on Friday, March 29 at 7pm. Sean will also be available at 9pm at the Central Local House for the festival gala where he will be available to answer questions, shake hands and much more.

The Reel Canadian Film Festival is an off-shoot of The Arts Station’s Indie Films Fernie series. Inspired by the popularity of this series, a dedicated group of volunteers embarked upon creating a festival that would have a more specific focus, Canadian films, and that celebrates the dedication, skill, talent and diversity within the Canadian film industry.

Festival Passes and Opening Night tickets are available at The Arts Station or online at www.theartsstation.eventbrite.com.

Reel Canadian Film Festival Schedule, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
7pm: My Awkward Sexual Adventure (Vogue Theatre)
9pm: Opening Reception at the Central Bar. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and appies.

Saturday, March 30, 2013
10am: Little Reels for Kids at the Arts Station. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy a selection of National Film Board animated shorts from award-winning filmmakers.
2pm: Focus on Halifax Shorts at the Arts Station
7pm: Still Mine (Vogue Theatre)
9pm: Rebelle (War Witch) (Vogue Theatre)

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
5pm: People's Choice - TBA (Vogue Theatre)
6.15pm: Closing Reception at the (Vogue Theatre)
7:15pm: People's Choice - TBA (Vogue Theatre)

The Reel Canadian Film Festival is an off-shoot of The Arts Station’s Indie Films Fernie series. In its fifth year, the three-day lineup has something for everyone. Find out more about this year's festival including the full lineup!