Reel Canadian film festival

The same team that brings you Indie Films is getting set to launch the third Reel Canadian Film Festival.

Last Train Home which was directed by Canadian Lixin Fan is one of the many great films that will be show at the Reel Canadian Film Festival.

The same team that brings you Indie Films is getting set to launch the third Reel Canadian Film Festival.

“We want to showcase and celebrate excellence in Canadian film production,” said Rebecca Hall, a member of the film festival organizing team.

This year’s films include the Academy award nominated film Incendies, Fubar 2, Last Train Home and Fathers and Sons.

Hall said that the films celebrate a variety of elements of Canadian film production such as Canadian directed films, films that were filmed in Canada and films with Canadian cast members.

Day two of the festival will include a collection of short films focused on Vancouver.

“Every year we have a focus around a Canadian city and this year’s focus is Vancouver,” said Hall. “The short films are more experimental and are a great example of how people start off.”

She said that a lot of filmmakers who are starting off in the industry start off with short films like the ones that will be seen on Saturday.

The organizing team primarily works with the Toronto Independent Film Festival to get films but has also worked with Raven Productions from Vancouver, who made last year’s film Cole, and this year’s Fathers and Sons.

The festival will also be hosting some special guests such as Dave Laurence of Fubar 2 and Jay Brazeau who will be appearing on Friday night for Fathers and Sons.

“We started small but we are really starting to spread our wings,” said Hall. “People are starting to come from all over. Last year we had people from Montana, and Nelson.”

Advanced tickets are being sold for Incendies and Fubar 2 and include admission to a reception after the showing at the Central.

The Reel Canadian Film Festival will launch on March 25 with Fathers and Sons and runs until March 27.

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