Tickets are now on sale for the 25th World Community Film Festival held Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6 in downtown Courtenay. The longest running social issues filmfest in BC 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, art and music. These films are guaranteed to entertain, inform, and inspire you.
From Friday’s opening night film, How to Change the World, an intimate portrait of the Greenpeace – it’s original members and of activism itself; idealism vs. pragmatism, principle vs. compromise, to the visually stunning closing Saturday night film, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, the program is packed with a strong line-up including many award-winners and positive films.
With films showing simultaneously in five different venues, Saturday hosts a full day of viewing. There is also a family venue on Saturday 1:15-2:45pm with the theme – Trees/Forests. 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, Sat night – $12. Saturday youth under 20 – $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 www.sidwilliamstheatre.com [Note: $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 – the folks that also sell World Community Coffee.