World Filmmakers Converge On Windsor For Media City Film Festival

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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The Media City Film Festival, Windsor’s annual international festival for artists’ film, celebrates 20 years of cinematic excellence this year.

The festival is set showcase the work of nearly 70 filmmakers from around the world including new films from Tunisia, Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Italy, France, Australia, Spain, Colombia, Germany, Palestine, Austria, Japan, Belgium, England and from across the USA and Canada. Festival staff are bracing for the largest out-of-town audience in it’s history.

The festival kicks off tonight, when the public is invited to ride to Media City’s Opening Party from City Cyclery, located at 443 Lincoln Road with filmmaker-in-residence Kevin Everson, as he leads a bike tour of locations featured in Everson’s new made-in-Windsor film, “It Seems to Hang On.” The tour starts at 3pm and is free.

Media City’s Opening Party kicks off at 6pm at the Capitol Theatre and will feature remarks from festival founder Christopher McNamara, Program Director Jeremy Rigsby and this year’s International Competition Jury. The Opening Party is followed by a retrospective screening of the films of Henry Hills at 7:30pm, co-presented with the Art Gallery of Windsor.

The 20th Media City Film Festival continues until Saturday, July 12 with three nightly screenings at the Capitol. Programs include the annual Regional Program with films from Windsor and Detroit, and more than 50 new international artist films screened in 9 Competition Programs with dozens of filmmakers in attendance from around the world. For full program details and schedule information visit them online here.

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