Cumberland film festival back for fourth year

Excitement is building for the fourth annual Cumberland Mountain Film Festival on Feb. 27 and 28 at the Riding Fool Hostel.

Feb. 14 is the submission deadline for the Cumberland Mountain Film Festival

Excitement is building for the fourth annual Cumberland Mountain Film Festival on Feb. 27 and 28 at the Riding Fool Hostel.

The festival showcases outdoor sports and adventure films shot on Vancouver Island and is a fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

The festival is seeking films between three and five minutes in length. They can be submitted in HD 720p format to cumberlandmountainfilmfest@gmail.com via Dropbox or a similar file-sharing program. The deadline to submit films is Feb. 14.

All submissions will receive one free ticket to the festival. Organizers appreciate the support and enthusiasm of all filmmakers, but only films selected by the committee will be shown at the festival.

Once again, this event is a fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Forest Society (www.cumberlandforest.com).

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is dedicated to purchasing the privately owned forest lands that surround the Village of Cumberland and protecting it for the benefit of all. To date, the CCFS has purchased over 150 acres of this forest and is working hard to raise another $1.2 million in the next 24 months to purchase three more parcels of lush second-growth forest.

This forest is home to many flora and fauna, wetlands, heritage landmarks and hiking and mountain biking trails. This event is just one of the many ways the community is rallying behind this project.

Tickets are available at the Wandering Moose Café in Cumberland. The festival Feb. 27 and 28 will begin at 7 p.m. both days at the Riding Fool Hostel (19 and older). There will also be a shorter all-ages show Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

— Cumberland Mountain Film Festival

 

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