Global village online in Courtenay

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd World Community Film Festival scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 in Courtenay.

Tickets are now on sale for the  22nd World Community Film Festival scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 in downtown Courtenay. Deemed “the largest social issues film fest in B.C.”, the film festival hosts 26  documentaries from around the world exploring such themes as food security, environmental issues, social justice and human rights, labour issues, arts and music.

From the opening night offerings—Reflections; Art for an Oil-Free Coast  and Big Boys Gone Bananas!—to Velcrow Ripper’s closing night film, Occupy Love, the program is packed with a strong line-up  including many award-winners.

With films showing simultaneously in five different venues, Saturday is considered the main event of the festival and includes a family film program on Saturday afternoon.

One of the biggest challenges is deciding which of the films to see. Visitor can plan their viewing in advance by checking out the film trailers and schedule online at www.worldcommunity.ca.

The film festival also includes a bazaar in the Upper Florence Filberg Centre where community groups will be on hand to give out information or sell merchandise related to the various issues raised during the festival. The bazaar is also a great place to relax and have a snack.

A festival weekend pass is $32. Opening night Friday – $14, Saturday – $22, Sat night – $10. Youth under 20 – $3. Some low income passes are also available.  For tickets, please call the Sid Williams Theatre box office (250-338-2430 or toll free 1-866-898-8499).

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