15th to August 18th, 2013
Townships Film Festival expands: after Lac Brome and Sutton, Waterloo
joins the ETFF
Waterloo, June 12th, 2013 – The Eastern
Townships Film Festival will
reach even more people this year. As part of its 3rd
edition, held from August 15th to 18th, the Festival planning commitee is proud
to announce its new collaboration with the City of Waterloo and the Maison de
la culture de Waterloo.
“We are very
pleased with the announcement of this new collaboration with the City of
Waterloo and the Maison de la culture. I want to take this opportunity to emphasize
the support and dedication of Paul-Éloi Dufresne, Mario Rodrigue, Éric Sévigny,
Érick-Louis Champagne and Michèle Normandin, with whom I worked over the last
few months to achieve this wonderful new partnership. Each year we
are able to increase the cinematographic offer as well as the related
activities thanks to the involvement of the municipalities and individuals. The
Town of Brome Lake remains the Festival’s homeport but the spirit of our event
is a collaborative one. That is why our activities will take place not only in
Brome Lake, but in Sutton and Waterloo as well”, explains the Festival’s
general director, Pépita Ferrari.
With the announcement of this new partnership, the
City of Waterloo hopes to contribute to raising the profile of the region and
to increase its offer of cultural activities. Waterloo residents and visitors alike
will be able to take advantage of this important regional cultural event. “We
join the Festival with enthusiasm. Cultural activities are welcome in our
municipality. Waterloo already stands out in this respect thanks to the Maison
de la culture. It’s the ideal location to hold part of the Festival. That is
why we decided to partner with them in order to host the event”, explains the
mayor of the City of Waterloo, Pascal Russel.
Thanks to the involvement of the Maison de la culture
de Waterloo, various projections and activities will be held there during the
Festival. Two film projections will be hosted in the Yves-Hébert Sauvageau’s
room, one of which will be the presentation of the Festival’s
closing film on August 18th. A cinema
workshop will also be offered. “We are glad to take part in such an important
cultural event for the area. It was a natural for us to partner with the Town
and to make the charm of our room available to this great festival”, points out the Maison de la culture de Waterloo’s
general director, Erick-Louis Champagne. A cine-club
project will be launched in the fall at the Maison de la culture. The ETFF will
collaborate on the scheduling of 2 out of 4 films that will be shown per month.
for events and film projections which will take place at the Maison de la
culture will be sold on the Maison de la culture’s website: www.mcwaterloo.com.
A Festival in Full Growth
As part of its third edition, the festival organizers are
delighted to once again have the actor Pascale Bussières as spokesperson for
the event for a second year in a row. She will attend various events during the
Festival is featured in the promotional video that will be launched shortly.
Once again this year, the Festival will offer
high-quality programming with something for everyone.
Two contests are currently taking place as part of the
§ Film makers who wish to submit a
film can do so until June 21st. Films of all types and lengths are
§ The short film competition Short and SweETFF is also back for a third year. For
youth from 9 to 17 years old, entries may be (documentary, fiction,
animation or experimental) and shot using a cellphone or a camera. The final
selection will be shown during the Festival. The deadline to submit is July 31st.
The programming of the Festival will be unveiled at a
press conference to be held two weeks prior to the Festival. For more
information, please see the ETFF website: www.easterntownshipsfilmfestival.com.
The Eastern Townships Film Festival is a non-profit
organization dedicated to providing a bilingual, unique and memorable cinematic
experience to its audience, inspired by and celebrating the conviviality and
natural beauty of the Townships. Drawing upon the unique qualities of the
region’s culture, history and location, the Eastern Townships Film Festival
aims to create a lasting bond between the place, the audience and a celebration
of the cinematic arts.
thanks to our many partners and sponsors who make this project possible:
partners: The City of Lac-Brome, the City of Waterloo, the City
of Sutton, the Pacte
rural Brome-Missisquoi, Tourism Lac-Brome, La Maison
de la culture de Waterloo, the Fond culturel CLD Brome-Missisquoi, Salle Alec
and Gérard Pelletier, Les Amis du Bassin Versant du Lac Waterloo,
Townshippers’ Association and the municipality of Bolton-Ouest.
Our sponsors: Caisse populaire de Waterloo, Jolicoeur International, Canal D, Cable Axion,
Roch Vallieres Inc., LuxEatre, the Veterinarian Services Mountainview, Auberge
Knowlton, and Peter Marsh.
PRESS & INFORMATION:
PRESS & INFORMATION:
ECHO Communication 450 306-1071
''On s'fait du cinéma''
Come together to promote the film, television and multimedia in the Eastern Townships
You are an artisan of cinema, television or multimedia who resides full-time or part-time in the Eastern Townships? You have at heart the promotion of independent and/or commercial production in our region and would like to discuss with professionals?
The Eastern Townships Film Festival, the Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier and the CLD of Brome Missisquoi offer you the possibility by inviting you to the meeting of the Reflection Group ''On s'fait du cinéma'' which will take place on August 8 at the Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier, in Sutton.
It is an appointment to know each other better and to forge closer links within a regional network of collaborators. For more information:
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