Featured Events: Saturday Rundown!

Panels, films & Closing Night festivities!

Saturday, May 16: All Panels at Milner Library, all films at Metro Cinema at the Garneau

It’s the last day of features and panels – here’s what’s on deck (you can find trailers for the films listed in our schedule.


9:30 a.m. – Milner Library Program Room – FREE!
Workshop: 3D Filmmaking with Dylan Pearce
edacposter3D filmmaking is all the rage, but are we getting it right yet? This session explores the forward looking thinking that young filmmakers are putting into 3D storytelling and how it is changing the entire process of making a film. With acclaimed film director Dylan Pearce!





1 p.m. – Milner Library Program Room – FREE!
Build a Creative Community: Finding an Audience for Your Work
creativeaudience_panelIt’s the eternal struggle: how do you get your work in front of an audience? Artistic Producers (and sisters!) Megan and Beth Dart of Catch the Keys Productions will discuss their experiences as promoters and independent producers, and how this can be leveraged by filmmakers promoting their work.





Noon – Metro Cinema at the Garneau – 11.25 in advance, 13.50 at the door
(Spoke & Alegria are mid-length films, playing together as a double-bill).

spokeThe U.S has the highest instance of cyclist fatalities and injuries in the developed world. Three young commuter cyclists set out to bike from San Francisco to Orlando, interviewing crash victims, urban planners, activists and law enforcement to investigate the causes.


alegriaAlegria – A Humanitarian Expedition tells the story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need and reached millions around the world. In 2010, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled alone 3200km along the world’s highest tracks pulling a 30kg trailer packed with survival gear in support of leprosy patients and mentally destitute women in India,
With little air to breathe and temperatures between minus15 to plus 45 degrees Celcius he crossed mountain passes higher than 5500m mastering a total of 50’000m.
Crossing Nepal during the Maoist unrests, conflict stricken Kashmir, he encountered wonderful hospitality, found new friends, and saw some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes of this planet.
He became film-maker, actor, fund- and awareness-raiser in one person filming and editing this touching adventure entirely by himself making this a zero-budget production.


2 p.m. – Metro Cinema at the Garneau – $11.25 in advance, $13.50 at the door
For You Were Once Strangers

Filmmaker Ruth Berdah-Canet will be in attendance for a post-screening Q & A!

A0_newV2FOR YOU WERE ONCE STRANGERS is the untold story of a fracture, a rift within Israeli society as it tries to come to terms with a deportation order targeting 700 South Sudanese refugees. It is the story of a spark igniting a deeply polarizing issue that has been ignored for too long: how to handle the first massive wave of illegal immigrants the young country has ever confronted.



4 p.m. – Metro Cinema at the Garneau – $11.25 in advance, $13.50 at the door
That Guy Dick Miller
imagesEvery moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name and even fewer know his story – an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story.

Part of the DEDfest Double Shot!

6 p.m. – Metro Cinema at the Garneau – $11.25 in advance, $13.50 at the door
Ballet 422
images (1)The graceful steps in ballet appear effortless –  but in BALLET 422, we see how difficult it really is to make something look so easy. We follow up-and-coming choreographer Justin Peck (along with a team of dancers, musicians, and designers) as they prepare to present a new work to New York audiences.



8 p.m. – Metro Cinema at the Garneau – $11.50 in advance, $13.50 at the door
Closing Night Film: Made in Japan
made in japanFrom director Josh Bishop, Made in Japan is the poignant and incredibly inspiring story of Japanese country music star Tomi Fujiyama.

After recording 7 albums for Columbia Records, Tomi performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in 1964, receiving the only standing ovation of the night (after following Johnny Cash, to boot!).

Made in Japan is the crowd-pleasing story of Tomi’s journey to perform on the stage of the Opry one more time…

Made in Japan is sponsored by 790 CFCW logo.