All-Canadian lineup at Hornby Island Film Festival

The new springtime Hornby Island Film Festival (March 23 – 25, 2018) proudly presents its all-Canadian lineup of award-winning films and filmmakers from across the country.

Films include a multiple audience award-winner, the most recent opening night film from the Vancouver film festival, the “other” Sally Hawkins multi-nominated performance, an international animation phenom and a Canadian documentary legend, all coinciding with the springtime herring run and taking place on the incredible island that is Hornby.

The impressive film line-up includes Maudie (directed by Aisling Walsh), the international hit about Nova Scotia folk painter Maud Lewis, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke; Indian Horse (directed by Stephen Campanelli), based on the Richard Wagamese novel and winner of four audience awards at festivals across Canada; Meditation Park (directed by Mina Shum), starring Sandra Oh and the opening night film of the 2017 Vancouver Film Festival; Window Horses (directed by Ann Marie Fleming), a beautiful animated feature also featuring the voice of Sandra Oh, and closing film Konelīne: Our Land Beautiful, the latest film from noted documentary director Nettie Wild, set amongst the wild forces of change in northwestern B.C.

“The Hornby Island Arts Council is proud to team up with one of our residents, Canadian filmmaker Scott Smith, to bring five award-winning Canadian films and filmmakers to Hornby Island for a spring weekend film festival, said Andrew Mark of the Hornby Island Arts Council.

“Our Island is preparing to roll out the red carpet for some of Canada’s most accomplished filmmakers, bringing five of this year’s most popular and acclaimed films at the Toronto and Vancouver film festivals to our own community.”

Attending the festival to represent and discuss their work: Nettie Wild, director of Koneline, Ann Marie Fleming, director of Window Horses, Stephen Hegyes, producer of Meditation Park, Christine Haebler, producer of Indian Horse and Mary Young Leckie, producer of Maudie.

The festival also aims to screen some short works from West Coast-based and local filmmakers, to be announced shortly.

Tickets available online via https://hornbyarts.tickit.ca or via the Facebook page fb.me/hornbyfilmfest or by calling Hornby Island Arts Council (250-335-2070). Locally and in person, tickets can be purchased at the door, with both single and double passes available for advance purchase at the island Gas Bar. For available accommodations, visit hornbyisland.com.

Just Posted

Lake Trail to be seismically upgraded

The project is a partial replacement that will ensure the entire school will be seismically safer

Martin Mars waterbombers’ firefighting days are done

Wayne Coulson said his company still hopes to find a new home for the vintage aircraft

Comox Valley Accessibility Committee hosting an event at Lewis Centre

If you’ve ever been stumped by how to get into a business… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for annual Mile of Flowers planting project

May 29 the date for this year’s community plant-in

Affordable rental homes under construction in Courtenay

New building expected to be ready for occupancy by February

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

Woman’s death near Tofino prompts warning about ‘unpredictable’ ocean

Ann Wittenberg was visiting Tofino for her daughter Victoria Emon’s wedding

B.C. man facing deportation says terror accusation left him traumatized

Othman Hamdan was acquitted of terrorism-related charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September

Will Taylor Swift’s high concert ticket prices stop scalpers?

Move by artist comes as B.C. looks to how to regulate scalpers and bots reselling concert tickets

36 fires sparked May long weekend, most due to lightning: BC Wildfire

As warmer weather nears, chief fire officer Kevin Skrepnek says too soon to forecast summer

Ariana Grande sends message of hope on anniversary of Manchester bombing

Prince William joins survivors and emergency workers for remembrance service

B.C. flood risk switches from snowmelt to rainfall: River Forecast Centre

Kootenays and Fraser River remain serious concerns

Pipeline more important than premiers meeting: Notley

“Canada has to work for all Canadians, that’s why we’re fighting for the pipeline”

Canadian government spending tens of millions on Facebook ads

From January 2016 to March 2018, feds spent more than $24.4 million on Facebook and Instagram ads

Most Read