Tickets on sale for World Community Film Fest

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd World Community Film Festival scheduled for Feb. 1 and 2.

An opportunity to travel the world and experience firsthand the challenges, triumphs and hopes of others living in the global village awaits you.

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd World Community Film Festival scheduled for Feb. 1 and 2.

Deemed the largest social issues filmfest in B.C., the film festival hosts 26 of the finest documentaries from around the world exploring themes such as: food security, environmental issues, social justice and human rights, labour issues, arts and music.  These films are guaranteed to entertain, inform, and inspire you.

From the opening night offerings, Reflections; Art for an Oil-Free Coast  and Big Boys Gone Bananas! to Velcrow Ripper’s closing night film, Occupy Love, the program is packed with a strong lineup  including many award-winners.

With films showing simultaneously in five different venues, Saturday is considered the main event of the festival and includes a family film program on Saturday afternoon.

One of the biggest challenges is deciding which of the great films to see. Plan your viewing by checking out the film trailers and schedule online at www.worldcommunity.ca.

When not viewing films, visit the bazaar in the Upper Florence Filberg Centre where community groups will be on hand to give out information or to sell merchandise related to the various issues raised during the festival.

It’s also a great place to relax and have a snack! And make sure to reserve your seat for the popular banquet on Saturday evening.

A festival weekend pass costs $32. Opening night Friday costs $14, Saturday costs $22 and Saturday night costs $10.

Youth under 20 get in for $3. Some low-income passes are also available.

For tickets, call Sid Williams Theatre Box Office (250-338-2430 or toll free 1-866-898-8499) or order online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com

The World Community Film Festival is a project of the World Community Development Education Society.

— World Community Development Education Society

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