tofino film festival

Tofino Film Festival

october 28-31, 2010october 28-31, 2010October 28-31, 2010

The Annual Tofino Film Festival
celebrates its 13th anniversary
this year, from October 28-31, 2010.

the letter 'N'Now in its 13th year, the Tofino Film Festival will take place in October 2010. All films will be shown at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre located at 380 Campbell Street. Tickets are available at Wild Heather Books in Ucluelet, or at Tofino Sea Kayaking, and Mermaid Tales Bookshop in Tofino

The following is the event calendar this year’s Tofino Film Festival:

Tofino film festival Calendar of Events 2010

october 28, 2009The Perfect Oyster

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Thursday, October 28 | 7:00pm
2010, Canada, Doc, 6 minutes
Directed by Craig Noble

The Oyster Man features Brent Petkau, as he waxes poetically in his mollusk haven in Marina Island, British Columbia. In those few short minutes, Noble captures Petkau’s love and search for the perfect oyster.

october 28, 2009Fresh

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Thursday, October 28 | 7:00pm
2009, USA, Documentary-Food, 72 min,
Directed by Ana Sofia Joanes

Fresh celebrates, the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model and confronted the consequences by forging healthier, sustainable alternatives and they offer practical visions for our food and planet. Fresh features urban farmer & activist, Will Allen, the recipient of Mac­Arthur’s 2008 Genius Award, and farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, featured in Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, among others.

october 28, 2009Seed

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Thursday, October 28 | 9:00pm
2010, USA, Short-Anim, 11:42 min
Directed by Ben Richardson & Daniel Bird

An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio.With its complex characterization and narrative of animal evolution, competition and reproduction, Seed is a beautiful and sinister stop-motion animated story about the struggle to survive.

october 28, 2009Waste Land

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Thursday, October 28 | 9:00pm
2010, Brazil/UK, Doc, 90 min
Directed by Lucy Walker
Co-directed by Karen Harley, Joao Jardim

An uplifting feature documentary Waste Land highlights the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

october 29, 2009Forces of Nature

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Friday, October 29 | 7:00pm
2010, Canada, Documentary, 93 min
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson).

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist delivers a last lecture —what he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die.” Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: we have exhausted the limits of the biosphere and it is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world. Suzuki looks at the strains on our interconnected web of life and out of our dire present circumstances, he offers up a blueprint for sustainability and survival.

october 29, 2009Reel Injun

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Friday, October 29 |9:00pm
2009, Canada, Doc, 86 min
Directed by Neil Diamond
Director in attendance.

Reel Injun is a documentary about the evolution of how First Nations people are depicted in film, from the silent era to today. Featuring clips from hundreds of films, interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers and actors, Reel Injun traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history.

october 30, 2009The New Year

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Saturday, October 30 | 7:00pm
2010, USA, Drama-Com. 96 min
Directed by Brett Haley
Director in attendance.

The New Year features budding writer Sunny as she takes time off from college to tend to her ailing dad in suburban Florida. After two years Sunny is still working a temp job at a bowling alley and is settling into a comfortable rut–but then high school rival Isaac returns to disrupt the routine. Friendly fire replaces competitive spirit as the pair pick up where they left off, and Sunny realizes the future holds more than a well-stocked shoe counter.

october 30, 2009The Kids are Alright

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Saturday, October 30 |9:00pm
2010, USA, Drama-Com, 106 min
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

The story centers on a lesbian couple, Jules and Nic who each gave birth to a child using the same anonymous sperm donor. When the older child, Joni turns 18, her brother Laser, asks her to contact the sperm bank in order to meet their biological father, Paul. The Kids are Alright is a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family as they struggle to redefine what family is.

october 31, 2009SHREK, The Final Chapter

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Sunday, October 31 | 2:00pm
2010, USA, Fam-Anim, 93 min
Directed by Mike Mitchell

A bored and domesticated Shrek makes a pact with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again. However, when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met, Shrek sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love in this final chapter. Door prizes for kids in costumes!

october 31, 2009God Went Surfing, with the Devil

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Sunday, October 31 | 6:00pm
2010, USA, Doc-War, 84 min
Directed by Alexander Klein

God Went Surfing with the Devil charts the difficulties and dangers of surfing in Gaza, where in 2007 it was discovered that a small group of young men were surfing with their battered boards. Word traveled and a group of Israelis and Americans delivered a dozen boards to their Palestinian counterparts prior to to spring of 2008 when they would attempt to deliver another 23 surfboards amidst sealed borders and daily military activity.

october 31, 2009The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Clayoquot Community Theatre
Sunday, October 31 | 8:00pm
1975, UK, Com-Mus, 100 min
Directed by Jim Sharman

A crazy, cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the the story of an ordinary couple and one unforgettable night at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad-scientist from the planet Transexual. Dr. Frank-N-Furter unleashes his latest creation, Rocky, and well the rest must be experienced. A sense of humour is required and burnt toast as well! Cash prize for best costume.


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The Tofino Film Festival will take place from October 28-31, 2010. All films will be shown at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre in Tofino.

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