Third annual BFF

The Brantford Film Festival returns on Nov. 1-3 to the downtown with a lot of promising new films being played on the LB campus.

Paula Thomlison, Brantford Public Library’s manager of communications and development and BFF’s manager of marketing, says she expects “upwards of 1,000 people to enjoy the fesitval this year.”

“We received over 200 films this year … [from] local filmmakers, people across Canada and around the world. [We’ve got international] films from Australia, UK, Switzerland, USA, China, Spain, France and Israel … of course  [we’ve got] lots from Canada too,” says Thomlison.

With promising films ranging from student-made pictures to Aboriginal films to short and independent movies, this will definitely be a captivating event. The upcoming Festival marks its third year of making everyday persons into recognized film producers.

A notable film being played at BFF is So I’m Dying, Now What? a Canadian Documentary that involves the documenting of the final moments of Margaret Hackman’s life as she sets out to complete her bucket list. This film will be playing at the Laurier Brantford Campus on Thursday November 1 at RCW.

Another main attraction will be the Canadian student-made film entitled Hiding, which involves a family’s attempt to desperately protect and maintain the virtuousness of their son while hiding from the resistance of a war-ravaged occupied town. Hiding will be making its debut on Friday November 2 at 7 P.M. in RCE.

“Brantford’s arts and culture scene is growing and we thought a film festival would add another rich layer to the burgeoning arts and culture community in our City,” explains Thomlison as the reason for creating BFF.

Films will be judged and awarded prizes to the top films in each of the categories, in addition to the best overall film award.

Tickets are still available for purchase for $5 at: Brant Communications, Film Flam, Green Heron Books, Jammit Music, Stedman Community Bookstore, The Beat Goes On, and The Bookworm.

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