World Community Film Fest tickets now on sale

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7 in downtown Courtenay

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

Tickets are now on sale for the 24th World Community Film Festival held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7 in downtown Courtenay.

Deemed ‘the longest-running social issues filmfest in B.C.’, the film festival hosts over 25 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, Reaching Blue and Becoming Bulletproof, a life-affirming award-winning documentary about a diverse group of people who come together to make a movie, to the shifting attitude of engineering big dams in the closing night film, DamNation, the program is packed with a strong lineup including many award-winners and positive films.

With films showing simultaneously in four different venues, Saturday hosts a full day of viewing, including a family film program with the theme of ‘kindness’ in the afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m.

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! Admission to the bazaar is free.

Festival weekend pass is $35. Opening night Friday – $14, Saturday (including evening) – $25, Saturday night – $12. Youth under 20 – $3. Some low income passes are also available.

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

A $2 ticket processing fee will be added to ticket price.

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

 

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