Variety of flavours at Filmfest

Nick Seebruch
Variety of flavours at Filmfest
Aultsville Theatre General Manager Janet Martel and Filmfest committee member Andréa Fillion (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Filmfest 2018 will take viewers on a trip around the world and through a variety of film styles. There are films from France, the UK, Israel, Sweden and Switzerland. There are seven films in all ranging from comedies, to serious dramas, to somewhere in between.

Filmfest is a great opportunity to experience movies that might not otherwise be seen in the community of Cornwall and SD&G.

“When the concept came up, it was about bringing in films the community wouldn’t have access to,” said Janet Martel, General Manager for the Aultsville Theatre.

Committee member Andréa Fillion explained that the goal of the film selection is variety.

“We seek out films that are very different from one another and come from a wide arrange of backgrounds,” she said. 

This year marks the twelfth year of the Filmfest, and funding raised by the festival this year will go toward Aultsville Theatre’s capital projects fund. Specifically, Aultsville is in need of a new lighting system as the current one has been in place since the 1970s.

Filmfest runs from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28.

Tickets are available at the Civic Complex Box Office. Tickets are $15 per film or $125 for a weekend pass. For more information call 613-938-9400. Tickets are also available at Aultsville Theatre one hour before each screening.

“Come out and support independent films and local theatre,” said Fillion. “Anyone who has never been should try it at least once.”

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