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Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking IndieFest 2017

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The Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking (OSIF) is proud to announce our second annual IndieFest – short film, short doc and music video festival!

We’ve taken the best short films, short documentaries and music videos created locally, showcasing the top filmmaking and acting talent that the Okanagan has to offer!

OSIF has been planning this annual event as a way to showcase local talent and have an all-ages inclusive event as an alternative to HorrorFest, which had it’s completely sold out 8th Annual screening this past October.

OSIF President Marc Nadeau said, “There will be over a dozen short films, docs, and music videos to be screened at this event.  Please come enjoy a night of glitz and glamour at our second red carpet event in the Okanagan.  We’ve had amazing community support and last year was a hit so this year we’re going to show even more local films!”

Kelowna City Councilor, Ryan Donn had this to say about the event: “Film is an important part of our vibrant arts community in the Okanagan and IndieFest is a great way to showcase the talents of our local filmmakers.”

Okanagan Film Commissioner, Jon Summerland says: “This is a great opportunity to support local independent filmmaking. There are many talented filmmakers in our area, and it’s wonderful to see their work get the recognition they deserve!”

IndieFest is a Film Festival comprised of locally made short films, documentaries and music videos.  There will be prizes for the Best Film, Best Doc, Best Music Video, a People’s Choice Award, Best Acting, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Production Design, Best Post-Production, & Best Audio.

Come out and support local independent filmmaking!

The red carpet event will take place on Thursday, April 13th 2017
at The Rotary Center for the Arts – 421 Cawston Ave.
Doors open at 6:00pm – Event starts at 7:00pm.

Earlybird - $15 at the Rotary Centre Box Office
421 Cawston Avenue
Online - $16 –
Door Price - $20 after April 12th.


The Trouble with Destiny, by Deb Green and Paul Klyne (short film) - When a talented young actress with a gifted imagination is determined to make it in the business, she must struggle to overcome a distinct disadvantage and finds help from two very unlikely muses.

CopyKat, by Jim Henry (short film) - Bob disposes of a body in the Speed River then make his way into town fro some R & R. At his favorite watering hole, he meets Carly, a beautiful young woman. They hit it off and once at Carly's house, Bob's plans for the evening change.

Reproductive Cycles, by John Gardiner and Rich Travale (short film) - A married couple is trying everything they can to have a baby, but the husband isn't so sure he wants to be a father.

MEDIC, by Adam Lolacher (short film) - Sentenced to community service, a privileged and self-consumed young woman encounters a war veteran at a soup kitchen and realizes that she has the potential to support him on his road to wellness, while doing the same for herself.

False Friends, by Vince Eger (short film) - Maya arrives new in town. She finds a cellphone. It belongs to Emily, whose ex keeps texting and calling her. Maya, feeling lonely, starts answering his messages and gets caught up in a dialogue about love and loss with a total stranger.

Late Harvest, by Natasha Howes and Benjamin Musgrave (short film) - James searches for a life beyond the wooden farm fences of his prairie home: beyond the overly-familiar cycles of growth and decay, birth and death. He dreams of a life of something more…

FAKE, by Zan Klein and Sarah Closson (short film) - Jake is fed up with his career as a professional wrestler. That is until he quits and discovers that his real life may be even less genuine.

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Between Rock Creek and a Hard Place, by Wendy Ord and Glen Samuel (documentary) - During the Rock Creek wildfire numerous residents defied evacuation orders, dodged the authorities and fought the fire themselves. Their efforts saved numerous properties but may have prompted the BC Government to change the evacuation laws.


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D Double E – Survivor, by Dustin Jeffrey

Tiger Moon – Tennessee, by Chelsea McEvoy

The Boom Booms – Satisfied, by The Film Factory

The Bonsais – Round 11, by Koltyn Gaboury

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