We had smaller crowds than our opening night on Saturday but the turnout is similar to the crowds we've had in previous years.

The feedback we received on the evening films were that they were so much better produced than the two films that we showed on Friday night.  This evening we featured the two films, Schooling the World and Laughology.  It felt nice to end Saturday on a lighthearted note after so many hard-hitting documentaries during the day.

We're looking forward to Sunday's lineup of films which feature two films on issues of sexuality (Two Spirits and Topp Twins), water rights (Water on the Table) and household environmental pollutants (Chemerical).

Please leave us any comments or suggestions you have about the festival and how we could improve the event.  We look forward to hearing from you.
 
 
We were bowled over by the attendance numbers at the Festival last night (Friday).  It was amazing to not only see all of the seats in the theatre filled but to have more and more folks pour in and take extra seating where they could.

What this means to us is that we have the support of our community; that there are folks out there who find the topics addressed as interesting and moving as we do; and that we will be able to raise enough funds to host the festival again in 2012.

The best 'challenge' we could possibly ask for is having to brainstorm a bigger venue location for next year that will suit our festival.  One of the topics that is often brought up in Terrace is it's lack of a community space - and it is very evident when planning events!

We would like to thank all of those who supported us last night and we look forward to Saturday and Sunday.  We hope to see you there!
 
 
This year we're trying out a new feature by offering another convenient way to purchase your event tickets by using an online ticketing service called Eventbrite.  The reason we chose Eventbrite is that it offers a secure webservice to process credit card payments for a small fee.  To check it out, you can click on the "Tickets" tab and follow the link, or head to terracefilmfestival.eventbrite.com.

Don't worry though!  Tickets are still available for purchase in-person from members of the World Community Film Festival organizing committee or at the offices of the Skeena Diversity Society at 4617 Lazelle Avenue in Terrace (beside Northwest Specialty Foods and Wine n' Suds).  Please bring exact change for your ticket purchase.

Anyone who has planned an event in Terrace knows that Terracites are notorious for purchasing their event tickets at the last minute - our film festival venue has limited seating (58 seat capacity), so please consider getting your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

If the event is a sell-out success, we will consider moving to a larger venue for our 2012 festival, but we certainly like the atmosphere of the Skeena Junior Secondary School Drama Room.  If you haven't been there before, you're in for a treat.  The small venue is well appointed with comfortable theatre seating and a nice, big viewing screen.  They also have their very own old fashioned popcorn maker too!

The 2011 Film Schedule has been finalized and is posted on the "Films and Schedule" tab.  Be sure to check out the movie trailers and note the films that you don't want to miss!
 
 
Preparations are underway for Terrace's third annual World Community Film Festival.  The organizing committee is in the final stages of setting the schedule for November's event, and as usual, it's been a difficult task selecting from so many high calibre, independent productions.

Look forward to a line up of positive, uplifting films but also selections of thought-provoking movies that shed light on social justice and environmental issues.

In previous festivals, we noted that after many of the films, festival attendees wanted to discuss the powerful topics of the movies once the credits started to roll.  This year we aim to create a 'coffeehouse' area where people can gather after the film to informally chat and find out more information on the current developments happening on the topics highlighted in the films.

Stay tuned to our blog, website and Twitter feed for more information and updates as we count down to the opening night on Friday November 18!