Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking – IndieFest 2018

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The Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking (OSIF) is proud to announce our third annual IndieFest – short film, short doc and music video festival!

IndieFest film festival is happening on Saturday, July 14th at the Kelowna Community Theatre. There will be 28 films total, playing over two screening blocks throughout the day, one in the afternoon, and a filmmaker’s gala and awards ceremony in the evening.

OSIF President Marc Nadeau said, “This is the first year that we’ve opened our festival up to international film submissions as well as locals. There are some incredible films at this year’s event including a short film starring Tommy Wiseau from “The Room” and “The Disaster Artist” fame as well as another with a musical score from famed composer Danny Elfman. We had amazing community support last year and we hope to see that continued support again this year.”

Kelowna City Councilor, Ryan Donn had this to say about the event: “Film is an important part of our vibrant arts community in the Okanagan and IndieFest is a greatway to showcase the talents of our local filmmakers.” Okanagan Film Commissioner, Jon Summerland says: “This is a great opportunity to support local independent filmmaking. I anticipate this annual celebration will continue to encourage regional and out-of-market filmmakers to view the Okanagan as a global filmmaking destination.”
There will be prizes for the Best Film, Best Local Film, Best Doc, Best Music Video, a People’s Choice Award, Best Acting, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Production Design, Best Special FX/Makeup, Best Post-Production, & Best Audio.
IndieFest is an all ages event, though some films may contain violence, coarse language and/or sexually suggestive scenes.

EVENT DETAILS:
The red carpet event will take place on Saturday, July 14th 2018 at The Kelowna Community Theatre – 1375 Water Street
Afternoon Block Starts at 2:00-4:30pm ~ (Doors at 1pm)
Filmmaker’s Evening Gala Starts at 7:00-11:00pm ~ (Doors at 6pm)

TICKETS:
Festival Day Pass – $30 or
Individual Screening Blocks – $20 per
To purchase go to www.OkanaganIndieFest.com and click “Buy Tickets”

EVENT SCHEDULE
Afternoon Block: (Starts at 2pm)
Idee Fixe by Miguel Quintero ~ Short Film
New World Old by Miles Crossman ~ Short Film
Lonnie Dixon – So Alone by Wapikoni Mobile ~ Music Video
For The Love of Salmon by Jan Vozelinek ~ Short Doc
The Call by Jim Henry ~ Short Film
The Oot n’ Oots – Dust Pan – by Ezra Cipes ~ Music Video
Crimson and Blue by Randy Kirk ~ Short Film
Reasons You Should Eat Me by Doug Brown ~ Short Film
The Letting Go – Natalie Jean ~ Music Video
Casey Brown – This Is Home by Harrison Mendel ~ Short Doc
The Fourth Man by Randy Kirk ~ Short Film
Trevor Ingram – A Dance With Angels by Lucie Bakala ~ Music Video
Identity Crisis by Alicia van der Sluijs ~ Short Film
Lake Song by Douglas Gibbons ~ Short Film

Evening Gala Film Schedule: (Starts at 7pm)
The Certainty Machine by Cate McLennan ~ Short Film
Michael Huber – Sunlight Somewhere by Vince Eger ~ Music Video
Der Jude by Spencer Zimmerman ~ Short Film
Queen of Scream: Darby Mills by Melinda Friedman ~ Short Doc
Tin Hat Tramp by Jim Henry ~ Short Film
Beautiful Idiot by Harrison Mendel ~ Short Doc
Answers – Monique Angele ~ Music Video
Friendship Before Money by Justin MacGregor ~ Short Film
Down The Hill With Jack & Jill by Michael Gyori ~ Short Film
Rare Breed – Kudos by Aaron DeSilva and Jade Wolf ~ Music Video
Wild Coast by Kelsey Thompson ~ Short Doc
Ainhoa by Ivan Sain-Pardo ~ Short Film
The Curators by Stefan Matis ~ Short Doc
Super Bingo by Matthew Blecha ~ Short Film

CONTACT:
For press tickets, inquires, or questions, please contact:
Marc Nadeau
info@osif.org ~ 778-930-1008
For more information on IndieFest go to www.OkanaganIndieFest.com

ABOUT OSIF:
The Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking (OSIF) is a registered non-profit film community based in the Okanagan Valley. Members range from film industry professionals to students to those simply wanting to learn more about the filmmaking process. We provide our membership with networking opportunities, workshops, onset experience, film events/screenings, production advice and the equipmentnecessary to enable our members’ ideas to come to life!

For more information about OSIF, please visit www.osif.org

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