The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studios, with the support of the City of Maple Ridge, are pleased to present a new festival highlighting films created in British Columbia. The inaugural Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film is scheduled to take place at The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.
“Just as The ACT Arts Centre’s ‘ACT Presents’ performance series is designed to introduce new Canadian and BC talent to our audiences, the ‘Festival of BC Film’ has been created to bring more attention and access to the work of BC filmmakers,” says Executive and Artistic Director, Lindy Sisson. “More and more films are being shot in the Maple Ridge area and with The Ridge Film Studios a block away from The ACT, it felt quite logical to join forces and champion BC filmmakers,” she adds.
John Wittmayer, owner of The Ridge Film Studios states, “We are thrilled to be a founding partner, along with The ACT Arts Centre, of the first annual celebration of BC Film. This festival aims to raise the profile of films made in British Columbia, and supporting the awareness of the amazing talent that this province has to offer is truly something to be proud of.”
The Festival kicks off with an Opening Reception on Friday, March 17 at 6:30pm and features a total of six shorts and six feature films over the course of three days.