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Okanagan independent film festival showcases local talent

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March 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM

KELOWNA – If the success of the first Okanagan festival for independent short films and documentaries is any indication, there will be a second annual event.

The Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking screened 11 films at Indie Fest at the Paramount Theatre in Kelowna Thursday night, March 24.

Mad Mango by Chelsea McEvoy and Isaac Balson won the Best Doc and People’s Choice Awards.

The film documents Patricia Wong's story, the woman behind one of the city’s most popular downtown cafes.

The award for Best Film went to Cubed by Koltyn Gaboury.

The society says the festival is an opportunity to showcase the top filmmaking and acting talent in the Okanagan.

You can watch Mad Mango and Cubed below.

Here’s a list of the individual awards:

Documentary:
Best story - Of Man and Machine - Jiri Bakala
Best Post-production - Low Pressure Horizon by Gary Potzkai
Best Cinematography - The Royal Affair by Jeff Myers

Short Films:
Best Acting - Zan Klein for Phone
Best Story - Cubed by Koltyn Gaboury
Best Cinematography and Best Post-production - Out of the Darkness by Shri Ananda

 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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