A Festivus for the rest of us

Independent Filmmakers present Film Festivus

What is the Film Festivus you ask? This year, it’s a special screening of the CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers newly minted Winter Film Challenge followed by dancing, live music, and DJs.

On Nov. 1, filmmakers were randomly assigned a well-known winter story on which to base a six-minute challenge film.

The following pairings were assigned: Michael Korican, The Nightmare Before Christmas; Dirk Slot, The Ant and the Grasshopper; Krista Loughton and Ana de Lara,  Feast of Fools; The Zone 91.3,  Merry Christmas I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight; Bryan Skinner and Jim Knox,  A Christmas Carol; Denver Jackson, Costanza’s Festivus Origins; Natalie North, Die Hard; Art Messenger, The Twelve Days of Christmas; Melissa de Haan, Rudolph; Matthieu Halle, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas; Dan Hogg, Home Alone; Victoria and Jen Westcott, The Trailer Park Holiday; Kevin Guillet and Jesse Cattle, Silent Night.

These films will be screened, back-to-back with a short intermission, followed by Christmas cheer.

In the spirit of the season, the Winter Film Challenge is non-competitive. Come out and be entertained and then celebrate with your local film community.

Thursday Dec. 22 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, tickets $6 (members) $10 (non-members). Doors open at 7 p.m. and screening is at 8 p.m. Party to follow with live music and DJs B Skinnah and D Hogg.