Thursday, February 19, 2009


Fifty Dead Men Walking director Kari Skogland headlines this year’s educational programming

Kingston – The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is pleased to announce details regarding its Local Filmmaking Initiative events, which will take place during the 2009 festival, February 25 to March 1. This year’s program includes a seminar-style event featuring members of the cast and crew of CBC TV’s The Border. Full details about all the Local Filmmaking Initiative events are available on the festival’s official website

Three free educational events will be held during the festival, including the “10 Years, 10 Minutes” Award workshop, the NFB Kids’ Animation workshop, and Building “The Border”, a seminar-style event featuring Peter Raymont, David Barlow, Graham Abbey and Jonas Chernick from CBC TV’s popular series The Border. Building “The Border” is a free event and advance registration is not required. The event takes place Sunday March 1, 11:00 am at Etherington Auditorium on Stuart Street. The “10 Years, 10 Minutes” Award and NFB Kids’ Animation workshops are also offered free of charge. Registration is required for these events.

This year’s Master Class will be facilitated by Kari Skogland, a Canadian director whose work includes the TV series Queer as Folk and The L Word, and the films The Stone Angel and Fifty Dead Men Walking, which will play during the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. The Master Class will focus on writing and directing for the big and small screen. The Master Class takes place Saturday February 28 at 11:00 am. Admission is $25, advance registration is required and seating is limited.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is presented by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Cogeco, 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, the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund and the Davies Charitable Foundation. The festival is supported by Small World Media Group and Four Points Sheraton.

The 2009 Kingston Canadian Film Festival will be held February 25 to March 1, 2009.


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