March 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Film Festival had a big 20th anniversary.
With 20 films and over 5,200 audience members the festival grew yet again. The film The Woman in the Van set a festival record with 675 attendees at Paramount Theatre.
The festival included more events than in the past as well, with beer, wine and tea based events to engage film fans in cinematic discussions. The festival collaborated with a variety of local businesses and organizations to expand the events at the downtown library and local wineries.
The audience choice award went to the Knowledge Network commissioned Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World. The film also won the top prize at the Toronto Hot Docs festival and is available for viewing on Knowledge Network's website.
The festival has been held since 1997, when it was a three-day event with only eight films.
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