(ANNews) – Zsofi Pictures presents the Film Festival of Time / des histories in Edmonton next month. The vision of the Festival is to bring light to Indigenous, Canadian and International films with historic context. Zsofi has a history of working with the Maori people of New Zealand with a goal of bringing Indigenous peoples, their culture and their craft to the film and film festival spotlight.
The festival will run from January 4 to 6, 2019, at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton, with a Gala occurring on the evening of January 4th. The Gala will highlight the top submitted films and include Indigenous inspired appetizers and wine.
“Within our Gala, we will also host a silent auction that will feature local Indigenous artists and have a guest speaker. Saturday, the 5th, is a full day line up of film screenings for everyone, young adults to those who are young at heart. Finally, Sunday the 6th is all online streaming of the best in show which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home,” explained festival director Johnathan Zsofi.
Festival of Time has three key goals to achieve, he added. First, to promote Indigenous artists of practical art as well as filmmakers. Second, to give Canadian and Edmonton Filmmakers a chance to have their work shared on the big screen. And finally, to showcase Historical films that speak to lessons of the past as we look to craft a better future.
From Jan 4th to Jan 6th, Festival of Time will premiere and present independent films of a historical and Canadian nature to deepen our understanding of what has passed both globally and in here Canada.
A well-crafted range of diverse and artistic programming will highlight political, cultural and spiritual issues around the globe. All Official Selected Finalists will be announced and invited to the festival with free passes for the two-day event. The Second day will include workshops and an award ceremony as well as a lineup of the best of the festival.
More information on scheduled events, ticket purchases and online screening tickets are available at www.festivaloftime.ca .
“We look forward to this gala event. Please come out and support this beautiful showcase where proceeds return to the local Indigenous communities and charities,” concluded Zsofi.