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

CALGARY, 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 Alberta alone there are more than 150 screenings taking place across the province. A few interesting local events include:

  • Screening of comedy, horror, sci-fi, fantasy film, Pontypool at the Globe Cinema in Calgary at 9:00 p.m., presented by the Calgary Underground Festival. Special guests at this screening will include director Bruce McDonald, and cast member Stephen McHattie.
  • The Town of Hanna will be screening Why Shoot the Teacher? at the Hanna Community Centre at 7:00 p.m. Why Shoot the Teacher?, the winner of the Golden Reel Award for highest grossing Canadian film in 1977, was filmed in the town.

 

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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