The Friends of Film Society of Powell River’s 17th Annual Powell River Film Festival, was a smashing success. A big thank you to all that attended – and to our government grants, corporate sponsors, working board, hard-working staff, and fabulously generous volunteers. We could not do it without you!

Our film selection for this year was very well received. Audiences showed their appreciation with sustained applause after films, and by filling in our Audience Appreciation Award ballots.

We’re pleased to announce that Kayak to Klemtu receives our Audience Choice Award. The audience voted with their hearts. In addition to filling out their ballots, they voiced their approval with standing ovations at both screenings!

With more than 3,200 seats filled this year, the Powell River Film Festival provides an excellent opportunity for audiences with an interest in culture and community to view critically-acclaimed cinema – interact with the local filmmaking community, industry professionals – and engage in a dialogue.