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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Early Bird Tickets for 27th World Community Film Fest

  Give a gift of  films and treat yourself to savings before Dec. 31st with Early Bird passes to the 27th World Community Film Festival to be held Feb. 2 and 3, 2018.  Over 30 of the most inspiring documentaries from Canada and abroad cover a myriad of social justice topics. Many of the uplifting and entertaining films have received rave reviews and awards at festivals such as Hot Docs, and Vancouver International Film Festival. Opening night feature, Meet Beau Dick, Maker of Monsters, is a portrait of a Canadian art legend, an enigmatic carver from Alert Bay, BC. ...

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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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World Community Film Series – Silent Land: The Fight for Fair Food

View more info on World Community's website World Community Screens “Silent Land: The Fight for Fair Food” Monday, June 5th – 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC In Cambodia, more and more fertile land is taken over by large-scale farming industries while farmer families are fighting to keep the ownership of their land in order to maintain local food security. Who has the sustainable answer to feed the ever-growing world population? Silent Land tells the stories behind this conflict. Director Jan van den Berg will be in attendance for a Q&A session. You can view the trailer...

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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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World Community Film Series – The Music of Strangers – Tuesday March 21, 7pm, Stan Hagen

Music Film Transcends Borders 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 co-presented by World Community and the Immigrant Welcome Centre at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 21 at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. The film event opens with some local live music from Sweet Santa Fe featuring the blended talents of Michel Rivero and Christine Baxter. Rivero and Baxter met and fell in love under the Cuban sun, and soon after began writing music that drew on their...

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Reel Youth Film Festival – Cumberland, Saturday March 4th

On Saturday, March 4 th , the Reel Youth Film Festival, in partnership with the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) will provide a stage for young filmmakers to showcase their work. The event takes place at 7pm, at Cumberland Community School, Beaufort Gym and is a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre. The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together an insightful, diverse, compelling and humorous collection of short films from across the globe – all made by youth under 20. Chosen by a youth jury from over 1,300 submissions and 20 countries around the world, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of an incredibly gifted emerging group of filmmakers. Whether it’s a zombie musical, an ode to ageing from Taiwan, a Russian animation on how-to-fit-in, or an over-zealous house painter drama from Denmark, laughing and learning are guaranteed at the Reel Youth Film Festival. Included in this year’s festival are three films submitted by local Comox Valley Youth. Sienna Orbell is an 18 year old from Courtenay, BC. What she loves most about filmmaking is the ability to tell a visual story in a short amount of time. Her film documents the lack of education on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in elementary schools. Kat Craats is a 19-year-old photographer and filmmaker from the Comox Valley. Kat is currently in her second year of a...

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