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Film Screening: 2040, Tues. Feb. 11th,  7pm at NIC
Film Screening: 2040, Tues. Feb. 11th, 7pm at NIC

The votes have been tallied from the recent World Community Film Festival. Audience pick for “Best of Fest” is the inspirational film “2040” which will be re-screened at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a...

Nice People – 8:00 pm SID – 91 min.
Nice People – 8:00 pm SID – 91 min.

Nice People Closing Night 8:00PM SID 91 min. Kinosmith, 2015 Directors: Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg   The predominantly white community of the rural town of Borlänge is changed within two years by the influx of 3,000 Somalis who have fled war and come to...

KONELĪNE: Our Land Beautiful – 7:30 pm SID – 96 min.
KONELĪNE: Our Land Beautiful – 7:30 pm SID – 96 min.

KONELĪNE: Our Land Beautiful Opening Night 7:30 SID 96 min. Canada Wild Productions, 2016 Director: Nettie Wild (in attendance) Cinematography: Van Royko   KONELĪNE is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who...

Angry Inuk – 10:00 am SID – 83 min.
Angry Inuk – 10:00 am SID – 83 min.

Angry Inuk Saturday 10:00AM SID 83 min. NFB, 2016 Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril In her film Angry Inuk, Inuit director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Though...

A New Economy – 10:00 am UNS – 85 min.
A New Economy – 10:00 am UNS – 85 min.

A New Economy Saturday 10:00AM UNS 85 min. Domain 7 Studio Director: Trevor Meier   What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By rewarding...

Unbroken Ground – 12:20 pm UNS – 26 min.

Unbroken Ground – 12:20 pm UNS – 26 min.

Unbroken Ground Saturday 12:20PM UNS 26 min. Patagonia, 2016 Director: Chris Malloy   Unbroken Ground explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. The vast majority of our food is produced using methods that reduce...

4 Short Films – 12:25 – 12:55 pm FFR

Diversity & Inclusion  - 2016 Comox Valley Art Gallery Youth Media Project - Saturday 12:25PM FFR  Tales of Kona 3 min. A film by Michaela Planomaniac A fun and light play on the roles of service dogs Identity Crisis 2 min. A film by Sienna Orbell Educating...

River Blue – 1:15 pm UNS – 96 min.

River Blue – 1:15 pm UNS – 96 min.

River Blue Saturday 1:15PM UNS 95 min. riverbluethemovie.com , 2016 Director: Roger Williams   Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, River Blue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most polluting industries, fashion. Narrated by...

Drumbeats & Dreams – 1:15 pm FFR – 12 min.

Drumbeats & Dreams – 1:15 pm FFR – 12 min.

Drumbeats and Dreams Saturday 1:15PM FFR 12 min. CarswellFilm.ca, 2016 Filmmaker: Ed Carswell (in attendance)   Zena is graduating from Merritt Secondary School but the journey was not easy. From the haunting past of residential schools to the ongoing lack of...

Family Films 1:15 pm – 2:45 Lower SID (Fountain Level)

Family Films 1:15 pm – 2:45 Lower SID (Fountain Level)

Family Venue (5 Films) 1:15pm – 2:45pm Free for children, $5 for adults without a pass (children must be accompanied by an adult) Water Detectives 12 min. NFB After a severe water shortage in Matamoros, thousands of children were trained as water detectives with the...

Migrant Dreams – 1:20 pm SID – 90 min.

Migrant Dreams – 1:20 pm SID – 90 min.

Migrant Dreams Saturday 1:20PM SID 90 min. www.migrantdreams.ca, 2016 Director: Min Sook Lee   Migrant Dreams exposes the underbelly of the Canadian government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program which empower brokers and growers to exploit and deceive migrant...

The Resurrection of Victor Jara – 1:20 pm LNS – 89 min.

The Resurrection of Victor Jara – 1:20 pm LNS – 89 min.

The Resurrection of Victor Jara Saturday 1:20PM LNS 89 min. 2015 Filmmaker: John Travers   This feature documentary presents the heroic yet tragic story of Victor Jara: from his rise to prominence as a noted theater director, to his years as a folk-inspired...

Keepers of the Coast – 1:35 pm FFR – 38 min.

Keepers of the Coast – 1:35 pm FFR – 38 min.

Keepers of the Coast Saturday 1:35PM FFR 38 min. 2016 Filmmaker: Twyla Roscovich (in attendance)   The central coast of BC is one of the most spectacular and biologically rich places left on the planet – where ancient temperate rainforest intertwines with the...

Tracing Roots – 2:25 pm FFR – 35 min.

Tracing Roots – 2:25 pm FFR – 35 min.

Tracing Roots Saturday 2:20PM FFR 35 min. New Day Films, 2014 Director: Ellen Frankenstein   Tracing Roots is a portrait of an artist and a mystery. The film follows master weaver and Haida elder Delores Churchill on a journey to understand the origins of a...

How I Got Over – 3:05 pm LNS – 87 min.

How I Got Over – 3:05 pm LNS – 87 min.

How I Got Over Saturday 3:05PM LNS 87 min. McNabb/ Connolly, 2014 Director: Nicole Boxer   How I Got Over is an intimate profile of 15 formerly homeless and incarcerated African-American women that dramatically reveals the social causes of their plight and how...

Atlantic – 3:15 pm SID – 75 min.

Atlantic – 3:15 pm SID – 75 min.

Atlantic Saturday 3:15PM SID 75 min. www.theatlanticstream.com, 2016 Director: Risteárd Ó Domhnaill Narrator: Brendan Gleeson   Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland, united and divided by the...

Driving With Selvi – 3:15 pm UNS – 74 min.

Driving With Selvi – 3:15 pm UNS – 74 min.

Driving With Selvi Saturday 3:15PM UNS 74 min. Eyesfull Productions, 2015 Filmmaker: Elisa Paloschi   Selvi, like so many girls living within India’s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage....