Film fest celebrates Canadian film

The long weekend saw moviegoers pack the Vogue Theatre for three days of stunning Canadian films.

Another successful Reel Canadian Film Festival has wrapped up. The long weekend saw moviegoers pack the Vogue Theatre for three days of stunning Canadian films.

Following a screening of My Awkward Sexual Adventure, the festival kicked off with an opening gala at The Central Friday evening. While enjoying cocktails and appetizers, fans got a chance to chat with My Awkward Sexual Adventure Director Sean Garrityto.

Saturday’s schedule was jam-packed, starting with Little Reels for Kids at The Arts Station, featuring a selection of National Film Board animated shorts. Also at The Arts Station that afternoon was the Focus On Halifax, with seven short films. Moving into the evening, audiences returned to the Vogue to watch Still Mine and Rebelle.

The event drew to a close on Sunday, with showings of Blackbird and Stories We Tell, as well as a final reception at the Vogue that evening.

The Reel Canadian Film Festival is an off-shoot of The Arts Station’s Indie Films Fernie series. Inspired by the popularity of this series, a dedicated group of volunteers embarked upon creating a festival that would have a more specific focus, Canadian films, and that celebrates the dedication, skill, talent, and diversity within the Canadian film industry.