Reel Canadian Film Festival showcasing independent films

This years Reel Canadian Film Festival will be playing independent films from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17.

This year’s Reel Canadian Film Festival will be playing independent films from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17 featuring films that have won multiple awards.

“We’ve had a great line-up every year but are especially excited about this one as all of our films have won multiple awards,” said Keya White, the Marketing & Communications Director for the event.

The event offers more than just the featured films, there is a Little Reels for Kids event at the Arts Station on Jan. 16 starting at 10 a.m. There will also be a closing reception where Fernie’s Chopped Canada winner Chef Barrie Elliott will serve appetizers on in the Fernie Arcade on Jan. 17 from 7 p.m to 7:30 p.m, between Guibord S’en Va-t-en Guerre and Brooklyn.

Most of the movies are filmed solely in Canada, provinces represented are British Columbia, through Eadward that will be played on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. All the Time in the World, which  was filmed in the Yukon, will be shown on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Ontario, is represented by Room and will be played on Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. Guibord S’en Va-t-en Guerre was filmed in Quebec and will be shown on Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. The only film in the festival that is filmed in more than just Canada is Brooklyn, which was also shot in Ireland and the UK. This film will be played on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.