Friday, January 08, 2010

Jan 8-10: Missions Fest Film Festival

Oh my gosh! I can't believe I fell asleep at the switch on this one. Though I'm sure I'm not the only person taken by surprise with Missions Fest arriving so early this year. Not that I wasn't warned, but... I'm so thrilled that the Fest is adding film to its roster of events, and so proud - and jealous! - of Debra Sears that she's curating the Film Festival. Here's a quick rundown: visit the Fest Fest's website for all the details. But first, a word from the 2010 Film Festival Director...


Welcome to the very first film festival at Missions Fest Vancouver! As a co-founder of Reel Light (a Metro Vancouver area professional fellowship for Christians who work in media and entertainment), I have been pleased to serve as 2010 Film Festival Director. Together with committee members Greg Meeres, Wesley Lowe and Marnie Wooding, a program of 11 mission-themed film screening events and 3 film seminars have been created. In most cases, filmmakers are present to represent their film and talk about their work. We even have the privilege of hosting the Vancouver premiere of two films. We hope you enjoy the sights and sounds of God’s world and people brought to you in film. Debra Sears.

9pm, Friday, January 8, 2010 and
1 pm, Sunday, January 10, 2010
THE GRANDFATHERS
Premiere. END OF THE SPEAR director helms doc on Jesse Saint.

11:00am, Saturday, January 9, 2010
UGANDA RISING
Kevin Spacey narrates this celebrated Vancouver-produced doc, directed by Pete McCormack - who wrote and directed Gina Chiarelli's SEE GRACE FLY. Cinematographer Tim Hardy in attendance.

12:45pm, Saturday, January 9, 2010
RWANDA: HOPE RISES

2:00pm, Saturday, January 9, 2010
MISSIONS DILEMMA (Episode 5)
Story Editor Marnie Wooding in attendance

2:45pm, Saturday, January 9, 2010
THE YALI STORY

3:15pm, Saturday, January 9, 2010
Mission Agency Promotional Videos

4:30pm, Saturday, January 9, 2010
MARIE’S STORY

5:30pm, Saturday, January 9, 2010
THE ORIGINAL PROMISE

10:00am, Sunday, January 10, 2010
MONTANA DE LUZ
Producers Matthew Leahy, Elisa Stone, Bruce Marchfelder & Jody Thompson in attendance
Music by Peter LaGrand

2:45pm, Sunday, January 10, 2010
AS WE FORGIVE
Mia Farrow narrates

1 comment:

Debra said...

Thanks for the plug Ron. I'm pleased to see that after being jealous of all the involvement you have with creative types and programming that the "shoes on the other foot" this time. :-) Deb Sears