Kamloops Film Festival 2017 A Huge Hit!

The 21st annual Kamloops Film Festival (KFF), which ran March 2 to 11, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre was another resounding success. KFF 2017 set records for the number of films, the number of students in attendance, and the level of sponsorship support. The ten-day festival saw an audience of over 4,600 patrons, six industry guests, and fourteen special events, including a rocking closing night party that saw the dance floor full well into the night.

Please fill out our SURVEY for a chance to win two tickets to KFF 2018. Our hard copy winner was James Fulton, but we will be drawing a second winner from those who fill out the survey online. The survey will close on April 15th. More on that below.

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The 2017 Kamloops Independent Short Short (KISS) Film Festival saw a huge number of submissions from the TNRD region. The March 5 event was very well received as over 100 people enjoyed some excellent films by local filmmakers, from documentaries to comedies, and from music videos to art films. The 2017 winners are highlighted below. Their films will be played before the feature films of KFF 2018.

  • The Kamloops Film Society 1st Place Prize and the KISS Audience Award went to Japneet Singh for 1920 Kamloops
  • The Joy Factory 2nd Place Prize went to Todd Sullivan for Carpe Diem
  • The TNRD 3rd Place Prize went to Matt Brooks for Matt Beer
  • The KISS Youth Prize went to Kyle Robertson for A Hike Down Memory Lane
  • The KFS Special Jury Prize; Best Doc went to Corey Rajala for Deep in Roots
  • The KFF Special Jury Prize; Cinematography went to Josef Perszon for At Mission Dolores – “Waves”

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