Category: Film Festival

Celebrating The Tragically Hip & National Canadian Film Day

As part of the annual celebrations for National Canadian Film Day, the Sid Williams Theatre Society and World Community Development Education Society proudly present a screening of Long Time Running on Monday April 16 at the Sid Williams Theatre.

“I would have loved to say thank you face, to face, to face – to everybody, somehow,” Gord Downie declares in one of the interviews featured in the latest film from renowned Canadian documentary filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God, Watermark).

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World Community Screens “Best of Fest”

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and the audience pick for a “Best of Fest” re-screening is Bending the Arc (102 min.) to be held on Tuesday, Feb.13 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Courtenay.

Bending the Arc is an uplifting documentary about medical students and activists: Jim Kim, Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl, who went on to redefine health care on a global scale as founders of Partners in Health. These pioneers of global health invented an international framework of utilizing community health workers for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, SARS, and Ebola.

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27th World Community Film Festival

The 27th World Community Film Festival is ready to roll on Friday & Saturday, February 2 and 3 in downtown Courtenay. Over 30 of the finest documentaries from around the world cover topics including: First Nations, arts and music, food security, environmental issues, labour, social justice and human rights. These films are guaranteed to entertain, inform, and inspire.

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Indigenous Film to Screen

World Community wraps up its 2017 film series on Tuesday, December 5th at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College with a screening of Our People Will Be Healed (98 min). Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome.

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Film Fest Sneak Preview Exposes Privacy Risks

Check out a sneak preview of the 27th World Community Film Festival at the screening of Pre-Crime on Tuesday, November 28 at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Courtenay campus.

What if tomorrow’s murders could be prevented today? To predict a future crime scene and to prevent a murder seems like something from a sci-fi movie. To make this possible, powerful computers and omnipresent cameras capture data from all sources, which is then evaluated and analyzed with the help of algorithms.

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Music Film Back by Popular Demand!

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (96 min.), from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, is being re-screened by World Community at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 16 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.

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