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October 9, 2018

SUBMISSIONS for 2019 NOW OPEN!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

Submit Your Film SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 ARE NOW OPEN!      NorthwestFest accepts entries EXCLUSIVELY via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click below to submit with FilmFreeway.     NORTHWESTFEST 2019 will take place from MAY 2-12, 2019 SUBMISSIONS for NWF2019 ARERead More…

September 25, 2018

We’re GROWING!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival & Rainbow Visions Film Festival (Edmonton) Term: Permanent Part-Time Contract (20-25 hours per week; year-round)   About NorthwestFest: NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival (previously known as Global Visions Film Festival) has entertained and educated Edmonton audiences for over 35 years. In the midst of a major growth phase, the organization isRead More…

May 14, 2018

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Posted by Guy Lavallee

AFTER THOUSANDS OF AUDIENCE BALLOTS CAST, WE HAVE A WINNER! THIS YEAR’S AUDIENCE AWARD RACE WAS THE CLOSEST WE’VE EVER HAD, BUT RBG EMERGED VICTORIOUS, AS THIS CROWD-PLEASER LEFT OUR MOTHER’S DAY AUDIENCE BUZZING! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THIS YEAR’S WINNERS, AND ALL OF THE FILMS THAT SCREENED AT NWF2018!   2018 CTV AUDIENCE AWARD  RBG – 2018Read More…

May 13, 2018

2018 ROSIE AWARD WINNERS Screen Tonight!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

2018 ROSIE Winners – Documentary: Best DOC OVER 30: LIVING PROOF & BEST DOC UNDER 30: STATE OF (THE) ART   SPECIAL EVENT! ALL TICKETS ARE $10 IN ADVANCE or AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR On May 12th, the 2018 ROSIE Awards were handed out in Calgary. Join us on the evening of Sunday, May 13th, rightRead More…

April 11, 2018

FULL 2018 SCHEDULE IS NOW ONLINE!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

  DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE 2018 Program Guide   DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE 2018 Schedule Grid   CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL 2018 SCHEDULE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ PASSES BUY AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL CLICK HERE to purchase a PASS If you’ve already purchased an ALL-ACCESS PASS: – You don’t need to do anything! WeRead More…

March 13, 2018

2018 OPENING NIGHT FILM ANNOUNCED!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

  NorthwestFest is THRILLED to announce our 2018 Opening Night Film, WHEN THEY AWAKE Thursday, May 3rd at Metro Cinema     FILMMAKERS P.J. MARCELLINO & HERMON FARAHI WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. GREAT LINEUP OF MUSICAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE MARCH!   In a year packed with films on Indigenous subjects, WHEN THEYRead More…

February 6, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! NWF2018 is MAY 3 – 13!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

  #NWF2018 starts MAY 3rd, and we’re busy prepping a great festival for you guys.   KEY DATES: JANUARY 31: Regular Submission Deadline FEBRUARY 28: Late / Extended / FINAL Submission Deadline   MARCH 12th: TICKET PACKAGES & PASSES ON SALE NOW:  One-day FLASH SALE MARCH 12th! Your browser is not compatible. Please visit https://www.goelevent.com/ Your browserRead More…

May 15, 2017

2017 AWARDS

Posted by Guy Lavallee

NWF 2017 AUDIENCE AWARD ANNOUNCED! After tallying thousands of votes, we’re thrilled to announced the WINNER of this year’s audience award is: letting go of adele Filmmaker MELISSA DOWLER and the film’s subjects, MARTY HARRIS and HECTOR, were in attendance for the Mother’s Day screening. Connecting deeply with NWF audiences, the film received the first (andRead More…

May 13, 2017

2017 JURY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Posted by Guy Lavallee

After much deliberation, we are THRILLED to announce the 2017 JURY Award Winners. Winning films are ITALICIZED   BEST CANADIAN FEATURE THE APOLOGY BEE NATION CHASING EVEL: THE ROBBIE KNIEVEL STORY LET THERE BE LIGHT VICTOR WALK   BEST CANADIAN SHORT THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA CHASING THE LION FIX AND RELEASE GABEY & MIKE: A JEWISH SUMMERRead More…

May 13, 2017

Closing Night Film!

Posted by Guy Lavallee

JOIN US FOR THE NWF 2017 CLOSING NIGHT FILM. LEGENDARY DRUMMER KENNY ARONOFF IN ATTENDANCE! This raucous and wildly entertaining rock doc introduces the prolific musicians who are virtually unknown to the public. Billy Joel, Ozzy Osbourne, P!NK and Metallica are synonymous with their own artistry and success, but who is responsible for their instrumentalRead More…

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