June 06, 2015 - 1:09 PM
PENTICTON - There is going to be a new form of entertainment at the Penticton Peach Festival this year with the addition of Reel Peach Fest, a new venue for both professional and budding filmmakers to show their stuff.
Each night, after 9 p.m., between August 5 and 9 as stagehands prepare for each evening’s round of free entertainment, the Reel Peach Fest will provide an opportunity for filmmakers to engage the thousands in Okanagan Lake Park waiting to hear the evening’s main act, according to a media release.
“Tourism needs collateral to promote the region with authentic experiences from different perspectives and Peach Fest had a time slot to fill, so it is a win-win for all," Penticton mayor and festival organizer Andrew Jakubeit says in the release.
Organizers are encouraging filmmakers are encouraged to enter one to three minute commercials or film shorts in one of two categories: Liquid Libations and Okanagan Experience.
Liquid Libations can be any commercial or film short concerning Okanagan wine, craft beer, distillery cider, juice or soda. Okanagan Experience can be a commercial or film short showcasing an Okanagan experience such as cycling, outdoor adventure, wine and dine, festivals, family fun and watersports. Submissions are to be family friendly.
There will be prizes awarded for each category. First place is worth $1,000, second place $500, third place $250 and fan’s choice at $500, the release says. The festival is open to both professional and amateur film makers. Tourism Penticton and Thompson Okanagan Tourist Association are the prize sponsors.
Check out the ReelPeachFest website for more information.
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