Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Planet in Focus

While the rest of the country is looking forward to working a short week, I'll be facing 21.5 volunteer hours over the next three days. What motivates me so? None other than the Planet in Focus international environmental film and video festival!

Around since 1999, PiF has been bringing programs featuring environmental and ecological issues to the public's attention in hopes of raising awareness and fostering discussion. The festival brings together filmmakers, distributors, broadcasters, and a diverse audience, and the films are both entertaining and provocative.

This year's special events include:

  • Wed, Oct 13: Opening Night Gala, including a film screening, reception, and presentation of the Canadian Eco-Heroes Awards
  • Fri, Oct 15: Industry Day, featuring panel discussions, workshops, and a reception
  • Sat, Oct 16: Children's Program, including free film screenings, an animation workshop, and a scavenger hunt
  • Sun, Oct 17: Green Sprouts, a showcase of youth films from Canada and abroad

Check the full schedule, get your tickets, and come celebrate the planet. I'll be there to usher you to your seat. :)

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