In cooperation with the Historic Roxy Theatre and the Kilannan Brewing Co., the Collective is proud to present Owen Sounds’ premiere local film festival. Celebrating the geography and all around ‘wild lands’ of our unique corner of Georgian Bay, the event will showcase ten to twelve short films directed and produced by regional area filmmakers, tackling diverse topics and multiple genres, ranging from documentaries and animation, to narrative film.
The festival has arranged to premiere “Expedition to the End of the World” on October 10th, a documentary by Danish filmmaker Daniel Dencik that explores a ”grand, adventurous journey to the last uncharted areas of the globe.” Local short films will follow on the evening of October 11th. Judging will be conducted by a series of People’s Choice awards, the Best Picture award, and a Runner-Up award.
The festival will serve the community not only by celebrating all things local, but aims to offer people a fresh and new way to enjoy the City’s downtown core over the Thanksgiving weekend. As part of the festivals’ collaborative partnership with Kilannan Brewing, a limited edition, locally-inspired craft brew will be made available during the festival.
Geoff Pevere, noted Canadian arts and media critic will be hosting the festival on both nights. Geoff has worked extensively for the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, CBC and numerous other Canadian publications.
Tickets are available through the Roxy Box Office, for $15/night, or $25 for the entire festival.