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August 15th to August 18th, 2013
The Eastern 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.
Tickets 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 Festival:
§  Film makers who wish to submit a film can do so until June 21st. Films of all types and lengths are welcome.
§  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. 
Special thanks to our many partners and sponsors who make this project possible:
Our 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.

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Fanny Poisson
ECHO Communication                                                                                                                                              450 306-1071
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''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:
festivaldufilmdescantonsdelest@gmail.com or salleagpelletier@bellnet.ca
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