Filmmakers from the Parkland, and some of their work, will be on full display today (August 10th) at the inaugural Neepawa Film Festival.
The screenings take place at the Roxy Theatre, at 291 Hamilton Street in Neepawa, starting at 1 pm.
"Anything with a local connection does really well for attendance, so I thought it'd be really neat if we could get some locally-made movies that people will come out and watch their neighbours or their friends... or the place they grew up in, whatever the case may be," said Kate Jackman-Atkinson, who's on the Roxy Theatre Board.
Tickets to the festival are just $8 for adults, and $4 for anyone 18 and under. The ticket will allow you to see all the films to be screened, of which there are several different genres. "We've got some historical ones, we've got a comedy one, a documentary, and a few dramas," according to Festival Chair, James Willis.
There are 3 prize categories which the audience can vote on: People's Choice, Best Youth Entry, and Nod to Neepawa. There will also be an intermission halfway through the screenings, and a Q&A session with the filmmakers afterward.
Included in the showings is Tanner Bennet, who submitted a rockumentary about his Father's band The Revolving Doors.