Engaging Cinema. Engaging Minds.

2020 Winner of our People’s Choice Award from this year’s film festival is
The Men’s Room with a rating of 4.85 out of 5!

The men's room Winner of Audience Choice Award

“Petter Sommer and Jo Vemund Svendsen’s documentary follows a choral group made up of modest, unpretentious middle-aged men. These guys make no claims to great artistry; they just love to sing, laugh, and bond, and their time together is precious. We see them preparing for their biggest gig ever – opening up for rock giants Black Sabbath – as their conductor Ivar is suffering through the final stages of cancer. His condition worsens as the concert date approaches, but the maestro soldiers on, and the film grows in poignancy with each passing moment…”

For 2020, we continue to bring the best of international, Canadian, and locally produced films to the Patricia Theatre in historic Townsite. The programming team at the Festival has been travelling far and wide searching out the perfect mix of films for our Festival. And once you take a look, we think you’ll agree that this spectacular line-up has a little bit of something for everyone.

We’ve expanded our program this year, and
have more films than ever before, at very reasonable prices. PRFF is Powell River’s preeminent winter festival. There’s no better time to settle in with a community of curious minds, dig into a bucket of popcorn, and be immersed in the bright light of the cinematic art form.

PRFF would not be possible without the help of all our sponsors. We’re grateful for the funding we receive from Provincial and resident funders, as well as in-kind and financial support from local business, and of course, our fabulous volunteers!

We’re continuing our tradition of producing great parties this year. In addition to engaging cinema – we have visiting directors, musicians, and performance at a number of our screenings. Be sure to attend our closing party! Thanks to the generosity of the Patricia Theatre, festival membership (only $2) includes up to 5 free popcorns when you attend any film (not just the festival) during 2020.

Looking for FREE tickets? Volunteer for PRFF and for every 2 hours you give us, we’ll give you a FREE ticket to a film, and a FREE membership – which includes FREE popcorn. We value your time, and this is our way of saying THANK YOU!