Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Kingston Canadian Film Festival wraps successful eighth annual event


KEDCO People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

Kingston – The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is pleased to announce Amal (Richie Metha) as the winner of the KEDCO People’s Choice Award. The award concludes a successful eighth annual event that saw nearly 5,000 attendees at 33 screenings, two receptions, three workshops, one seminar and a high school outreach program. Additional information about the Festival is available on the Festival’s official website

The KEDCO People’s Choice Award is determined through an audience poll at the end of each screening during the festival. Amal won the award with an average audience rating of 3.86 out of a possible 4.00; both screenings of the film sold out. The free closing screening of Shake Hands with the Devil (Roger Spottiswoode) was a close second. “We heard nothing but positive, glowing comments about this film from our audience, so we weren’t surprised to see it win” says Festival Director, Alison Migneault.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the talent of Canadian filmmakers and fostering an audience for our national cinema. The Festival also works to provide educational opportunities for local filmmakers via its Local Filmmaking Program, which presents workshop, seminars and one-on-one sessions. This year’s festival included 19 feature films, a professional shorts package, 3 workshops, including a Cell Phone Filmmaking workshop, and a high school outreach program at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is proudly presented by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Cogeco. The Festival operates in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Group and receives funding from the Ontario Arts Council, The City of Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council, Artsvest, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Business for the Arts, The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund.


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