Film festival hits Squamish 

The Seventh Annual Sea to Sky Film Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 20th at 7 p.m. at the Eagle Eye Theatre, in Squamish. Tickets are $7 each, and available at the Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co, Mostly Books and Highlands Video in Squamish.

This year more than 50 submission from around the world were received. From those, the screening committee chose 11 independent short films. Those films will play in the Comedy, Drama, Documentary and Experimental categories. A panel of judges will be awarding certificates to the winning films.

There will be filmmakers in attendance who will speak about the making of their films and some will bring their actors along. One of our featured speakers is Peter Chrzanowski writer, producer and director of The Good Life. Chrzanowski is an adventurer specializing in high adrenaline action/adventure documentary films, dramas and photo-journalism.

The other speaker is Stephen Cosmic writer, director and producer of The Antiques Toadshow . Cosmic has a background as a writer, inventor, bushpilot, hypnotherapist, stand up comic and actor.

This event will be hosted by former resident and lawyer Mark McConchie, who is now a full time actor living in Vancouver.

"We hope everyone comes out and takes in the festival, and enjoys the many styles and flavours of different film mediums from around the world," says Adriane Polo the festival director and founder.

The lineup for the 7 th annual Sea To Sky Film Festival Friday, Sept. 20 th .

Anamika (WP)

Richie Mehta, Mississauga, Ontario

(Comedy) 5 min.

Kumar, a young East-Indian film enthusiast, sits in a café, reading a book on movie-making. He notices a beautiful Indian girl sitting across from him, and his Bollywood-style imagination takes over.

The Good Life

Peter Chrzanowski, Whistler

(Drama) 8 min.

A fairy tale about a couple living the Good Life farming potatoes, then a flood, a new job and a change happens.

** Speaker Peter Chrzanowski

Beautiful (WP)

Joel Lee Kulp and

Aaron Christian Harys, Brooklyn, NY

(Experimental) 5 min

Man attempts to photograph the elusive blonde

Requiem For Soil

Hoosang Mirazaee, Tehran, Iran

(Documentary) 15 min.

Taste It All

Richard J. Liukis, Los Angeles, CA

(Experimental) 27 min.

When a sleazy gallery owner manipulates an

Artist to paint something that she doesn’t want to, it takes extraordinary effort for her to uncover why and get back to the gallery owner.


The Midnight Express (CP)

Ryan Landels, Los Angeles, CA

(Drama) 5:30 min.

When an overnight express team is re-routed through his bedroom, young Charlie Foster takes matters into his own hands to get a good night’s sleep.


Jason Britski, Prince Albert

(Experimental) 1:50 min.

A meditative film that celebrates the beauty found within the small details of existence.

Dance Can Do All That (CP)

Tania Trepanier, Los Angeles, CA

(Documentary) 25:41 min.

A documentary about dance and its power to heal and help people find home.

Bybee (WP)

Vita Lusty, Manhattan Beach, CA

(Drama) 11 min.

A young girl’s first heartbreak triggers a disease that allows her hurt feeling to surface to her skin as bruises.

Signing Sticks (WP)

Christine Panusmka, Siena Madre, CA

(Experimental) 3:19 min.

A mythical folklore dance that tells the tale of a ritual held secret for centuries.

The Antiques Toadshow

Steve Cosmic, Vancouver, B.C.

(Comedy) 11:50 min.

A spoof on the TV program The Antique Roadshow.

** Speaker Steve Cosmic

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