Media Advisory - Here's Proof: Google Map demonstrates National Canadian Film Day 150 is world's largest film festival. EVER.

WINNIPEG, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) promises to be the world's largest film festival – ever. And now there's proof. Today, REEL CANADA, the not-for-profit organization hosting NCFD 150 in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, released a Google Map, showing all screenings taking place in Canada and across the world. Through this map, Canadians can see that in Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Canada will be screening The Rocket, and in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong International Film Festival will be playing Window Horses. Canadians can also use the map to find a National Canadian Film Day screening in their community.

In Manitoba alone there are more than 115 screenings taking place across the province. A few interesting local events include:

  • The Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre will be screening Iron Road at 6:30 p.m. The film is a tale of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian railway in the 1880s. Beautifully shot and featuring screen legend Peter O'Toole in one of his last roles, Iron Road revisits an important and controversial time in Canadian history. This event will be followed by a discussion of the film led by Dr. Tina Mai Chen of the University of Manitoba, and expert in intellectual and cultural history.
  • The Flin Flon Library will be screening Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr at 6:00 p.m., and hosting a Chili Cook Off. Free dinner, coffee and treats will be provided to all attendees.

 

WHAT:         

National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150), the world's largest film festival ever, with more than 1,700 screenings across the country and around the world.



WHY:           

NCFD 150 has been identified by both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario as an official Signature Project of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Both governments have pledged major funding to the cross-country event, allowing NCFD 150 to be the most accessible celebration of Canadian film our country has seen.



WHO:           

Jack Blum, executive director, REEL CANADA


Sharon Corder, artistic director, REEL CANADA



WHEN:         

Wednesday, April 19



WHERE:        

In person: https://canadianfilmday.ca/see-a-film/events-listing/


On TV: https://canadianfilmday.ca/see-a-film/broadcast-schedule/


Online: https://canadianfilmday.ca/see-a-film/online-access/ 

 

SOURCE REEL CANADA

For further information: and interview requests please contact: Media contact: Caitie Wallman, 416-342-1823, caitie.wallman@mediaprofile.com; Pascale Gordon, 416-342-1814, pascale.gordon@mediaprofile.com

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