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

MONTREAL, 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 Quebec alone there are more than 70 screenings taking place across the province. A few interesting local events include:

  • The Ashukan Cultural Space in Montreal will present a 6:30 p.m. screening of Trick or Treaty? by one of the masters of Canadian documentary cinema, Alanis Obomsawin. The film digs into the difficult history of Treaty 9, the infamous 1905 agreement in which First Nations communities allegedly relinquished their sovereignty over their traditional lands.
  • Fantasia Film Festival will present the cult classic Ginger Snaps at Phi Centre in Montreal at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Karen Walton.
  • La Musée de la Civilisation in Québec City will screen Ricardo Troggi's 1987 at 7:00 p.m. Cast members Simon Pigeon and Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle will attend.

 

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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