Celebrate Canadian film heritage with us!

The Sunshine Coast Film Society is pleased to present the Canadian Heritage Film Festival on Heritage Day weekend, Friday, February 18 to Monday, February 21st. This weekend-long event will include screenings of nine feature films – from across the country and over the decades – supported by documentaries and many classic NFB shorts, keynote speakers, a panel, and more.

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Festival highlights

Opening Night Gala
Friday, February 18, 6:30pm
Screening of Back to God’s Country (1919, starring Nell Shipman), introduced by Dr. Kay Armatage and with live soundrack by accomplished Coast pianist Ken Dalgleish. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Glad Rags optional, but strongly encouraged! Free coast shuttle bus.

Anitque Film Roadshow
Saturday, February 19, 9am
It’s time to dig out those old home movies! Film archivist Emily Staresina will be on hand to share tips on how to preserve, store, and value those family treasures. Screening of participant movies.

Preserving Canada's Film Heritage
Saturday, February 19, 1pm
Keynote address by Colin Browne. Film double bill: Drylanders and Goin' down the road.

Cinema as Sacred Site
Saturday, February 19, 7:30pm
Panel discussion. Film double bill: The Viking and White Thunder

NFB Classic Animated Shorts
Sunday, February 20, 9am
FREE animated films suitable for children and the young at heart.

Homage to Claude Jutra
Sunday, February 20, 1pm
A triple bill tribute: A Chairy Tale,  Mon oncle Antoine and Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story.

Celebrating the Artist Joyce Wieland
Sunday, February 20, 7:30pm
Double bill with guest Speaker Dr. Kay Armatage: The Far Shore and Joyce Wieland: Artist on Fire.

Guy Maddin Double Bill
Monday, February 21, 1pm
Special screening of Tales from the Gimli Hospital and The Saddest Music in the World.

Closing Night Gala
Closing Night Heritage Day Special Screening
Monday, February 21, 6:30pm
An event with two films: Skana and
In the Land of the War Canoes (Edward S. Curtis, 1914). In the Land of the War Canoes will be Introduced by Leonard Williams, artist, member of the Kwakiutl First Nation. After the film, members of the Kwakiutl Nation from Vancouver Island will make a presentation describing the present-day world of the Kwakiutls.
Co-presentation with the SC Museum & Archives.

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