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Film festival features local talent

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There is an abundance of talent in our beautiful rural area and as part of our 2018 festival July 20 to 29, The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film (FFFF) has a number of local highlights.

In an FFFF media release, “Motel” by Grey Highlands’ own Jesse McCracken is a feature-length film co-sponsored by The South Grey Museum and was featured at the Hot Docs festival.

“This is (Not) a True Story” an all-ages program, co-curated by Beaver Valley area artists Elijah Lin and Jaclyn Quaresma (Son/Mother duo working as 'without a name’).

“North” is a program of films selected from the Dawson City Film Festival by Southgate curator Corinna Ghaznavi.

“Parade” is a live multi-media performance by West-Grey based Interference Ensemble, headed up by Tony Massett and Geoffrey Shea.

Virtual reality and more in the “New Media Encounters” program is available for festival goers to try at their leisure over the course of two days at West Grey Public Library.

Philip Hoffman’s “All Fall Down” was partially filmed at Mount Forest and West Grey area farms. Hoffman is internationally renowned and known as “Canada’s pre-eminent diary filmmaker”. He is also the founder of the Mount Forest area Film Farm (The Independent Imaging Retreat) and co-founder of the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film. Hoffman is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. He currently teaches at York University. 

The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film includes a documentary about Saugeen Ojibway Nation’s 2017 Water Walk plus brand new short films from Saugeen First Nation artists, shot and produced this summer in a collaborative workshop with artists and knowledge keepers, Film Farm, and the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film. 

An organic dinner and outdoor movie program, a licensed event, will take place at Glencolton Farms and will include an opportunity to visit Farrah Miranda’s installation work, “Speaking Fruit”, an interactive installation based on the injustices faced by migrant fruit workers given this opportunity to speak in a variety of ways. 

The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film invites you to discover a one-of-a-kind film ‘and more’ festival July 20 to 29. This is a great opportunity to experience arts and film in a unique way.

Please join the FFFF in enjoying and celebrating local talent, indie film, new media and more. The entire festival pass (best value) is only $35.

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’andernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

We are also grateful for funding from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

By: Pamela Hopwood

A Flesherton Filmmaker’s feature movie, a mother/son curatorial team from Beaver Valley, and a live, multi-media performance by a local performance group.


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