In addition to announcing the Canadian premiere of “This Time Tomorrow,” a film by Colombian/Canadian filmmaker Lina Rodriguez at this year’s South Western International Film Festival, organizers are also highlighting a new partnership with Noelle’s Gift, a local charity focused on ensuring every student in the Lambton County area has the resources they need to grow up great.
The screening of “This Time Tomorrow” will be attended by Rodriguez, whose work is the first Spanish language film at SWIFF and the first time the festival has boasted a Canadian premiere.
Ravi Srinivasan recently spoke with Lambton Shield Editor J.D. Booth about what to expect at SWIFF:
SWIFF will also host Chinese filmmaker Johnny Ma at a Q&A following the screening (a SW Ontario premiere) of “Oldstone,” his debut feature film. “Oldstone” was awarded the City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
The Noelle’s Gift partnership will come with the presentation of the SWIFF “Fam’ Jam,” a family film that aims to resonate with a new generation of film goers and their parents. This year’s film is “Jumanji,” which stars the late Robin Williams.
Admission for children under 14 is free and 100% of ticket sales will go towards Noelle’s Gift.
All access passes for SWIFF are $65 and are still available. The pass gives access to all festival screenings, CineGAZE musical performances and the opening night party.
Full details, including a schedule of all films and events can be seen at www.swiff.ca.