Sea To Sky Film Festival celebrating a decade 

Squamish event features lineup of 12 shorts

What: 10 th Annual Sea To Sky Film Festival

Where: Eagle Eye Theatre (Squamish)

When: Friday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $6/$8

The Sea To Sky Film Festival in Squamish celebrates its decade anniversary this Friday night with an eclectic lineup of short films.

The one-night event will screen 12 films this year, ranging from 6 minutes to 21 minutes in length, with entries coming in from as nearby as Vancouver and as far away as France, Brazil and Israel.

Five of the films will have their world premiere screening at the festival.

The competitive event features awards for Best Comedy, Best Drama and Best Documentary films. This year’s judging panel includes Squamish arts community members Patrician Heinzman, Pete Wellenhofer, Frank Ryan and Kathy Daniels.

The festival was founded by Adriane Polo, a Squamish resident, filmmaker and theatre impresario.

This year’s festival will be hosted by Mountain FM personality Steve Hainsworth, with five of the filmmakers confirmed to be in attendance to introduce and speak about their respective works.

The festival takes place at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish, kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, available in advance from Highland Video and Mostly Books.

Sea To Sky Film Festival lineup

(WP denotes "world premiere, CP denotes "Canadian Premiere")

The Promotion (WP)

Markham, Ontario

An unexpected promotion leads a not-so-business savvy chucklehead through a quirky journey of the corporate world.

A Monk’s Awakening (WP)

Gournay sur Marne, France

A young monk is challenged by a Samurai. He begs mercy and promises to come back after his mission but his old master orders him to fight the samurai, even if he has to die.

The Death of Theodore Graham (WP)

Vancouver, BC

Death comes to collect Theodore Graham to early for Theodore’s liking leading to a battle to the death – literally.

Portrait of An Artist and his Muse

Montreal, QC

Documentary essay about acclaimed Canadian photographer George Steeves and his long time model Astrid Brunner, as they engage in a witty dialogue on passion and the turmoil of creation.

Forced Redemption (WP)

Vancouver, BC

A man is forced to confess a horrific crime, but the confession is not at all what the criminal was expecting.


Stephen H Plitt, Vancouver, BC

A support group for family relatives of superheroes.

Blind Date (WP)

Vancouver, BC

A metaphoric fantasy and a darkly humorous examination of the age-old courtship ritual of the blind date.

The UD

Jerusalem, Israel

An Israeli music band is driving together to a concert in Jordan at the beginning of "El Aktsa" riots and accidentally find themselves in the West Bank.

Ruby Writes Through (WP)

Vancouver, BC

Ruby can never finish anything, but she is determined to complete her screenplay and, unfortunately for the screenplay, takes a friend’s advise.

O Segredo (CP)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A psychological drama about a couple in Rio caught up in a web of jealousy.

Call Me A Paki

Calgary, AB

(Documentary) 6:37min

A firsthand look at racism experienced by the filmmaker upon returning to Canada after living in Pakistan for 17 years.

The Tulpa (CP)

Toronto, ON

Working for "The Unexplained", a television show about paranormal, a reporter interviews a Tibetan Monk who claims he can manifest objects.

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