The 2013 Salt Spring Film Festival is over! Thank you to the hundreds of film-lovers who made it such a fantastic event. We'd also like to thank the many filmmakers who attended to introduce their films and to lead great Q&A sessions around the issues raised. Our audiences really appreciated you being there. And a big thank you to all the tireless Festival committees, hardworking volunteers and community donors - we couldn't do it without you.
Our Opening Night Gala feature was Chasing Ice, the story of one man’s mission to gather undeniable evidence of our changing planet. This stunning film saw the highest Opening Night attendance so far.
The Festival weekend continued on Saturday morning, with 50 films shown over 2 days, across 7 rooms. There were films that brought the issues of our time to life - films about food, art and music from India to our own back yard; social justice issues from Alberta to Iran; and inspiring films about the environment and human rights struggles. Check out our full 2013 listings to see what was screened.
Highlights this year included Revolution, which gives us a glimpse of beauty in an ocean that’s dying, and G-Dog, which proves that violent people do deserve a compassionate second chance. Big Boys Gone Bananas teaches us that even against all odds, freedom of speech and exposing horrible deeds done by multinational corporations, don’t give up. And Call me Kuchu reminds us to come out, be as we are and stay courageous.
Our Top 10 Audience Favourites were:
Join us again next year and see "what in the world is going on". See you at the movies in March 2014!