July 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM
PENTICTON - Entries are rolling in for the 2nd annual Reel Peach Fest filmmaker contest.
With three weeks left to go there is still time for filmmakers to submit their films highlighting the hidden gems of Penticton and Wine Country. The films will be featured on the main stage of Peach Festival each evening during the entertainment portion. Entrants will also have the opportunity to have their work showcased by Tourism Penticton through their upcoming social media campaigns.
"Tourism Penticton is thrilled to be involved again this year as a sponsor. What a creative way to showcase our area through so many different lenses. There will be a fan favourite category and voting will be on line so be sure to pick your favourite at ReelPeachFest.com." said Kelly Hopkins, Executive Director of Tourism Penticton.
With over 5000 people in attendance each night at Peach Festival, that's some great exposure for a budding filmmaker or up and coming star! Filmmakers can submit 1 to 3 minute commercials or short films in one of two categories.
Liquid Libations: any commercial or short film concerning Okanagan wine, craft beer, distillery, cidery, or juice/soda.
Okanagan Experience: any commercial or short film showcasing an Okanagan experience (Arts, Culture, or Tourism)
Prize money for each category:
Prize money for 1st $1000 and also includes a Penticton Weekend Getaway courtesy of the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre
Prize money for 2nd $500
Prize money for 3rd $250
Prize money for Fan's Choice $500
Festival entry deadline will be July 31st. For more information please visit the Reel Peach website.
* Submissions to be family friendly - TV commercial content (no nudity, swearing, excessive violence, etc.)
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