The Friends of Film Society of Powell River produces the Powell River Film Festival, an annual event each February dedicated to showcasing the finest and most current releases from Powell River, Canada, and the World. Principal activities include programming films for schools and the general public, and presenting a camp and contest for youth aged 15-19.
The Powell River Film Festival, with a 17 year history, has deep connections to the film community of British Columbia. Referred to as Hollywood North, Vancouver is the third largest film and television production centre in North America. Direct spending on film and television in British Columbia in 2014 was in excess of $2 billion.
With more than 3,000 seats filled last year, the Powell River Film Festival provides an excellent opportuntiy to reach the local filmmaking community, industry professionals, and an audience with an interest in culture and community.
One of last year’s highlights is the local feature production, The End of the Road, by Tai Uhlmann and Theo Angell, documenting the migration of hippies from the US to Lund in the early 70s.