Festival showcases local filmmakers

The Vagabond Film Show takes over Hope Cinema on April 25

The Vagabond Film Festival showcases local filmmakers and local outdoor recreation activities. The event takes place at Hope Cinema on April 25 at 7 p.m.

The popularity of the Vagabond Film Show keeps growing.

Event organizer Dan Pereda said the audience has increased by about 25 per cent each year and the level of cinematography continues to improve.

“It’s a place where local filmmakers can showcase their work,” he added. “It’s all pretty action-packed, but there’s the odd film that’s more on the artistic flair.”

The fourth annual Vagabond Film Show on April 25 kicks off with live music from Justin Brown, Jake Baerg and Nick Pauls. The first half of the event will feature up to a dozen short films highlighting a range of outdoor recreation activities, everything from Class 4 local whitewater on Silver Creek to backcountry touring lines off the Coquihalla Highway. The three minute or less film contest is open to adventure, documentary, travel, animation and comedy films. A cash prize will be handed out to the winner, which is chosen by the audience. The second half of the event showcase several longer independent films.

There will be a cash bar and 50/50 draw, with proceeds going towards landscaping a new kiosk site at the corner of Silver-Skagit and Flood-Hope roads.

The Vagabond Film Show takes place at Hope Cinema this year at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at Blue Moose Coffee House.

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