Why our Cod is sporting reel scales and filmic fins!
The Inaugural Fishing for the Future Film Festival sets sail from July 5-7, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Innovation Hall Theatre in the Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation, Memorial University.
Marking the 20th year of the closure of Newfoundland and Labrador's northern cod fishery, the Fishing for the Future Film Festival celebrates the stories of oceans and coastal communities in Canada and around the world.
With 7 screenings in 3 days, the Festival's 23 selections include local favourites like Nigel Markhamʼs Taking Stock and Anne Troakeʼs My Ancestors were Rogues and Murderers, showing with international treasures like The Sea (Iceland), The End of the Line (USA), Cry Sea (Senegal), and a trans film on ocean acidification, A Sea Change (USA). Sure to please audiences is a recent film from Nunavut director Zacharius Kunuk (The Fast Runner) and Ian Mauro, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change.
Thereʼs also a special Saturday Morning Childrenʼs Matinee with selections for the young ones. Artwork by Pam Hall shows in the Atrium throughout the festival.
With a celebration like this, it's no wonder our favorite fish has been reeled in to the movies. Come along and you'll be hooked too!
Please reserve for the screenings online www.rca.nf.ca or call 753 4531.
There is a special advance ticket for $12 and a festival pass is just $50.
Tickets at the door $15 (cash only)
Check our website for schedule, details, special events and a Gallery curated by Chris Brookes.