tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9695808473445421772016-08-15T16:42:37.334-07:00Eastern Townships Film FestivalRichard Leclerc, Publici-Terrehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05823934759507786498noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-44456935421475359412013-04-22T18:36:00.003-07:002013-07-16T15:10:03.136-07:00<h2 style="text-align: center;"><span class="short_text" id="result_box" lang="en"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span class="hps">Promotional video</span> <span class="hps">of the</span>&nbsp;third <span class="hps">edition of ETFF!</span></span></span></h2><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="short_text" lang="en"><span class="hps">With our <span class="short_text" id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">spokesperson Pascale Bussières</span></span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/O-cWT8T85VM/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/O-cWT8T85VM?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/O-cWT8T85VM?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">THE THIRD EDITION OF THE</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">EASTERN TOWNSHIPS FILM FESTIVAL</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">from August 15th to 18th</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Hope to see you there!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">THE PROGRAM TAKES SHAPE!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">The list of movies!</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">1. Winged Migration</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">http://youtu.be/Pc_qpk2d-ao</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">2. Une brique à la fois</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/46381547"><b>http://vimeo.com/46381547</b></a> <br />3. Wavemarkers</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/wavemakers-2012/trailer">http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/wavemakers-2012/trailer</a><br />4. Le Rêve de Marika&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/i-am-not-a-rock-star/trailer">http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/i-am-not-a-rock-star/trailer</a> </span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">5. Pollen </span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Visit us every day to see the development of the programming!</span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-size: 16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></div><!--EndFragment--><br />Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-49426617030774056902012-08-26T20:32:00.000-07:002012-08-26T20:32:36.391-07:00 <!--[if !mso]><style>v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} </style><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves>false</w:TrackMoves> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing> <w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:DontAutofitConstrainedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> </w:Compatibility> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="276"> </w:LatentStyles></xml><![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NdnQfCn4VBs/UDroLHeVFBI/AAAAAAAAAqU/1H0TcDLorug/s1600/FFCE_logo_avec+titres.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="80" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NdnQfCn4VBs/UDroLHeVFBI/AAAAAAAAAqU/1H0TcDLorug/s320/FFCE_logo_avec+titres.png" width="320" /></a></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-no-proof: yes;"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/></v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_7" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:295pt;height:88pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="file://localhost/Users/pepita/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0clip_image001.png" o:title=""/> <v:textbox style='mso-rotate-with-shape:t'/></v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--></span></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">2nd Editon of the ETFF Rated Overall Success<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">ET MAINTENANT, ON VA OÙ? From Nadine Labaki <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 14.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Wins People’s Choice Award 2012<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Brome Lake, August 21, 2012 – </span></b><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">The curtain came down on the second edition of the Eastern Townships Film Festival (ETFF) Sunday evening with an outdoor screening of the Beatles cult film by director George Dunning, YELLOW SUBMARINE on the grounds of the town’s Pettes Memorial Library.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>A collaboration with the town and its store owners, the screening was preceded by the announcement of the People’s Choice Award for 2012 presented by Festival spokesperson Pascale Bussières.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The film, ET MAINTENANT, ON VA OÙ? from Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, was awarded a work of art from artist Brigite Normandin.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Festival Director Pepita Ferrari estimated as much as a twofold increase over last year’s attendance at the different screening locations to see the 33 films on offer from a widely praised program. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Amongst the many feature films reaping accolades was the opening film, CAMION, directed by Rafaël Ouellet, a premier that screened to a packed theatre in the presence of the director, his producer, Stéphanie Morissette and the film’s main actor Julien Poulin.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Other much appreciated films included Sébasien Pilote’s LE VENDEUR, THE LADY from Luc Besson and THE ARTIST by Michael Hazanavicius, as well as lesser known discoveries such as the Basque production NOMADAK TX and from Norway, HEADHUNTERS, directed by Morten Tyldem, to name only a few.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Repeating last year’s formula, the ETFF programming also included shorts, documentaries and films for youth, providing festival-goers another opportunity to see some high quality films that may not have previously received wide public exposure. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Special invited guests to the ETFF this year included directors such as Paule Baillargeon, presenting her film TRENTE TABLEAUX during an afternoon program of art documentaries.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Also attending were directors Yanick Létourneau (THE UNITED STATES OF AFRICA), Bill Stone (TRIUMPH OF THE WALL), Louise Abbott (GIVING SHELTER:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>HISTORIC BARNS OF THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS) and Simon Gauvin (APPALACHES). On offer for the first time this year were workshops on film-related topics, a component that festival organizers anticipate expanding upon and bringing back next year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Amongst the special events was HYPNOTICA, hosted by Albert Nerenberg offering audience members a demystification of the fascinating world of hypnosis, at times using astonishing archival film clips.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Adding a thrill to the evening was the opportunity for attendees to be hypnotized.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">ShortandSweETFF Competition<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">For a second year, prizes were awarded for the <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">ShortandSweETFF </b>competition, with entries featuring this year’s theme of eating properly.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In the 9 – 13 years of age category the first prize went to EXAMEN MÉDICAL, directed by Victoria Williams-Roy, Montana Shore and Alexya Robert.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The short received a unanimous verdict for its originality, its clear message and its symbolic interpretation of the theme.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In the 14 – 17 years of age category, the first prize went to GABI LÉV 2, directed by Philippe St-Denis with Gabriel Lévesque and Philippe St-Denis and scenario by Philippe St-Denis and Gabriel Lévesque.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Jury members greatly appreciated the humoristic approach and the surprise element linked with the foods consumed as well as the excellent monologue and great performance from Gabriel Lévesque.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The short film entries can be see on the competition’s website </span><a href="http://www.courtffcecourt2012.com/"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">www.courtffcecourt2012.com</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;"> .<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The competition was organized by Richard Leclerc, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Publici-Terre</i> with five jury members, Alain Bérubé, journalist at <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Le Guide</i>, Pierre-Jean Cuillerrier, director and head of the Ligue d’impro in Sutton, Colin H. Paquette, scriptwriter, Mariepierre Aubin,<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"> </b>audience representative and filmmaker Yves Langlois. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Outdoor Screenings<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Amongst the two outdoor screenings held on Douglass Beach this year, CHASING ICE from director Jeff Orlowski, on the profound effects of global warming and climate change on the planet’s large glaciers, both shocked and amazed people with its outstanding images.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>A portion of all donations collected at the free outdoor screenings are being given to the family of Charlotte Lemieux, a young woman from the area who has been left parapalegic after suffering a serious fall.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>«With gestures like this the Festival wants to reconfirm its commitment to giving back to the community which has welcomed it,» explained Ferrari.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Ferrari went on to say that “…the Festival team has many reasons to congratulate itself:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>everyone worked extremely hard, often with very limited means, but we can say that we have made enormous progress this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>The programming was greatly appreciated, the film lovers were in attendance, our volunteers showed an exemplary commitment and we were lucky to have the precious support of our sponsors and other benefactors.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We will continue to strive to create a festival in our area that is known for its artistic quality and that will make residents of the Eastern Townships proud.» <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">- 30 -<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">Information:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Andréanne Larouche, publicist:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>450 777 6471 or </span><a href="mailto:comandre7@hotmail.com"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;">comandre7@hotmail.com</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></div><!--EndFragment-->Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-55966759124962936042012-08-07T10:09:00.000-07:002013-06-06T18:16:22.964-07:002013 Films<div align="left" class="MsoNormal" style="tab-stops: 35.4pt 70.8pt 106.2pt 141.6pt 177.0pt 2.95in 247.8pt 283.2pt 318.6pt 354.0pt 389.4pt 5.9in; text-align: center;">Programming coming soon...</div>Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-8780672759320435712012-07-31T10:35:00.002-07:002012-08-13T19:23:08.940-07:00The Festival is looking for volunteers.If you are interested in helping,<br />Just phone us at 450 405 3771Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-89727306358481094522011-07-17T08:23:00.001-07:002012-05-30T17:53:38.973-07:00<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></div>Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-50301746048909756962011-07-01T21:04:00.001-07:002012-05-30T17:37:02.910-07:00<div style="text-align: center;"><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"></span></div><span style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div>Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-25223124535662323702011-06-28T22:25:00.001-07:002012-05-28T13:01:17.274-07:00Vision and Mission<div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">The <b><i>Eastern Townships Film Festival</i></b> is dedicated to providing a bilingual, unique and memorable cinematic experience for its audiences inspired by and celebrating the conviviality and natural beauty of the Townships.</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br />Through innovative events featuring intimate and unusual screening venues and special guest participation to complement each film being shown, the festival offers its attendees an immersive experience in all genres of film and video. The objective is to enrich not only the attendees of the festival but also the Eastern Townships community by creating a significant addition to the cultural fabric of the area. The festivalʼs central goal is to strengthen and promote the existing close ties the area has with the film industry both as a popular filming location and as home to many of the film industryʼs artists and technicians.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Drawing upon the unique qualities of the regionʼs culture, history and location the </span><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Eastern Townships Film Festival</i></b></span><span style="font-size: large;"> aims to create a lasting bond between the place, the audience and a celebration of the cinematic arts.</span></div>Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-15843253260827638492011-06-27T05:25:00.001-07:002012-05-30T17:39:00.111-07:00Program<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Coming soon!</span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"></div>Festival du film des Cantons-de-l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-69081852685711291302011-06-26T22:55:00.000-07:002011-06-26T22:55:24.641-07:00Description<div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">The <i><b>Eastern Townships Film Festival </b></i>is a bilingual, mixed genre cinematic event conceived as an initiative with a threefold objective:&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vh_7SWrY7WM/TggbEpCu8cI/AAAAAAAAAF0/KurFO_DKN78/s1600/LacBromeVoilier.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vh_7SWrY7WM/TggbEpCu8cI/AAAAAAAAAF0/KurFO_DKN78/s200/LacBromeVoilier.jpg" width="194" /></a></td></tr><tr style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Brome Lake. Photo : Richard Leclerc</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">1- to enrich the local cultural fabric;&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">2- to promote the rich cultural heritage of the area and its local artists and artisans;&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">3- to brand and market Lac-Brome as a highly desirable tourist destination for this annual event.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">Our team of artistic directors will assemble a series of original projections and avant- premières – to be held over a period of three days – that will optimize the bucolic nature of the festival setting. This may include special projection-events that will match specific films to an environment related to the settings in the film – a projection on a screen set up at Douglass Beach, for example or a religious-themed film projected in a local church.</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"></span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br />For successful models to emulate, the founding committee has considered some high profile small town film festivals in Canada and the United States. One has to look no further than the famous <b><i>Sundance Film Festival</i></b> held each year in <b>Park City</b>, Utah, a town of about 8,000 citizens. Here in Canada we have one of North America’s longest running film festivals in <b>Yorkton</b>, Saskatchewan, a remote farming community of 16,000 people. Like this festival, first held in 1947, the long term goal is that from modest beginnings, the festival will follow its own organic growth to evolve into a unique cinematic event that will inspire film lovers everywhere to put this festival on their must- see list.</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"></span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><br />In this beginning stage the activities will be designed to suit the limited resources at our disposal. The approach of the organizers will be both pragmatic and modest, yet original. But a key element in this business model is building strong links with the community. The programming will be inclusive of both anglophones and francophones and trans-generational in scope to ensure that there is suitable content for family viewing, the cultural community and a wide demographic in the film-going public. The festival will also offer a special opportunity to young film lovers to create their own short film. The short-list will be screened during the festival and a winning entry selected.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">With so many directors, producers, actors as well as creative and technical crew members living in the area, an added benefit for the screenings will easily include the presence of those implicated in the making of certain films. Local cinemas and ciné-clubs will also be consulted and invited to participate in the event to the mutual benefit of all.<br />&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;">The <b><i>Eastern Townships Film Festival </i></b>will also be an ideal occasion for local businesses to offer their services either directly through the festival, as sponsorships or in-kind exchanges or to the visiting public through targeted promotional campaigns. The programming of the festival will also work around the peak hours for local restaurants and businesses to ensure that it does not pose any scheduling conflict. Last, but not least, the festival will draw upon the strong tradition of volunteerism in this community and provide an opportunity for many of the general public to offer their personal talents and interests to help the <b><i>Eastern Townships Film Festival</i></b> fulfill its potential as a long- standing, high profile and unique cinematic event.</span></div>Festival du film des Cantons de l'Estnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-969580847344542177.post-78406237619983653342011-06-26T05:32:00.000-07:002012-05-07T14:41:41.003-07:00Contacts<span style="font-size: large;"><a href="mailto:easterntownshipsfilmfestival@gmail.com">easterntownshipsfilmfestival@gmail.com</a><br /><br />Eastern Townships Film Festival<br />P.O. Box 3674<br />Brome Lake, Québec<br />J0E 1V0<br /></span>Festival du film des Cantons de l'Est/Eastern Townships Film Festivalnoreply@blogger.com0