7th Siding submissions up; planning under way

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After drawing more than 1,000 film entries from around the world in 2020, organizers of this year's international festival of film in Creston are now jurying even more films – almost double the number, in fact.

"It's an indication .the festival is getting to be known," said KFS President Richard Reeves.  "We're looking forward to not just assessing the films but the number of submissions hopefully means

The addition of four new directors to the board on May 31st also means making headway through the films by the July 31sy deadline is quite manageable, he added.


Categories of films range from experimental and animation, to short dramatic and documentary films, to full length features.  The number of countries represented in the submission is alos growing.

Detail are still forthcoming but festival goers can expect a similar range of outdoor showing in August and maybe September, with October and festival finale showings in November at The Tivoli Theatre in Creston.

"We are so excited to be opening soon and we remain fully committed to the 7th Siding festival," said KFS director and Tivoli Theatre owner Bonnie Geddes.

Memberships in the KFS are renewed automatically with the purchase of admission at the first event in August, dates TBA.  Memberships can also be purchased off-season by emailing admin@kootenayfilmscoiety.com.

Wheels wins at Canada Shorts

Four Creston-based filmmakers use a setting August sun

and the town's new outdoor recreational park

to capture the poetry and ballet of skateboarding.

Poster art by Alison Masters

Made possible with the support of the Columbia Basin Trust and the regional District of central Kootenay.