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Forest City Film Festival is accepting submissions for 2017 season, re-screening 2016 winners

The Forest City Film Festival is calling for entries, and getting everyone in the mood for its second event by screening last year’s winners.

The festival is set to run Oct. 26 to 29, but the screening of 2016 winners takes place March 24 at Wolf Performance Hall.

“We are so proud of the calibre of films that we are able to show at this special screening and we’re excited to see what will be submitted for this year’s festival,” festival executive director Dorothy Downs said in a news release.

“What better way to open the 2017 season than by honouring first year winners.”

To submit a movie, filmmakers should go to forestcityfilmfest.ca and click on the “submit your film” link.

For more information, you can also head to facebook.com/forestcityfilmfest/

The screening of last year’s winners starts at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the Wolf Performance Hall at the London Public Library’s central branch.

The 2016 winners were:

  • Best Short Film: My Brother Charlie directed by Evan Hamza. Bored and without a playmate, a young boy eagerly waits for his younger brother to return home from a children’s psychiatric facility.
  • Best Feature Film: Liminality directed by Darryl Callcott. An ensemble of interconnected twenty-somethings, each experiencing a quarter-life crisis, cross paths in the city of London throughout one day.
  • Best Short Documentary and Audience Choice Award: Revealing Marie Saint Pierre directed by Janice Zolf. “Art changed everything” for world class, Canadian fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre. As she builds her international reputation in the competitive arena of luxury fashion can she continue to push her artistic boundaries?
  • Best Documentary: Missing Mom directed by Rob McCallum. Two brothers hit the road in an attempt to find their mom who’s been missing for almost 25 years. 

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