National Canadian Film Day

Cade Ryan
By Cade Ryan April 21, 2017 13:14

National Canadian Film Day

WIFF executive director Vincent Georgie hands out tickets at the Capitol Theatre for National Canadian Film Day in downtown Windsor on April 19, 2017 (Photo by Cade Ryan).

WIFF executive director Vincent Georgie hands out tickets at the Capitol Theatre for National Canadian Film Day in downtown Windsor on April 19, 2017 (Photo by Cade Ryan).

By Cade Ryan

The executive director of the Windsor International Film Festival is using special festivals to promote filmmakers in April.

National Canadian Film Day is a large one-day event in celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s 150th anniversary. To celebrate this year’ NCFD, the Capitol Theatre played two films – Stories we Tell and The Sweet Hereafter. Tickets were free and the event was open to the public.

WIFF Executive Director Vincent Georgie said the festivals organized by WIFF have been growing in popularity since one of their main festivals last fall had sold over 20,000 tickets.

“These festivals give the filmmakers an opportunity to get more recognition but it is also a great way for people from different communities to come together and enjoy new films made by Canadians,” said Georgie.

Capitol Theatre manager Dan Brown said the theatre is very welcoming for events that bring together fans from different cultures whether it is music, art shows or film festivals. Brown said he has seen a wide diversity at the events held by the theatre.

“You see people from so many different communities. Something so specific to one culture ends up filling out a show and I think that is something unique to our city,” said Brown.

Next years National Canadian Film Day will take place in April.

Cade Ryan
By Cade Ryan April 21, 2017 13:14
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