Calling all filmmakers

Submit your work to be screened in front of thousands during the Reel Peach Festival Film Festival.

Calling all filmmakers, it’s time to showcase your work to the Okanagan.

During the 70th Annual Penticton Peach Festival this August, directors, producers and want-to-be filmmakers can submit their short movies to the third annual Reel Peach Festival Film Festival.

Taking place on the Peters Brothers main stage in Okanagan Lake Park from Aug. 9 to 13, before the main act plays at 9:30 p.m., the films will be previewed before an audience of thousands.

Peachfest president Don Kendall said in the past films have been well received and expand the entertainment value and diversity of the festival in Penticton.

Organizer Andrew Jakubeit says the festival is a great opportunity for filmmakers to have their movies showcased in front of such a large group.

“The community needs collateral to promote and celebrate the region with authentic experiences from different perspectives and Peach Fest had a time slot to fill so it is a win-win for all,” he says.

“We live in such a beautiful area with multiple offerings and experiences for locals and visitors, plus with a burgeoning libations industry we need to showcase what we have at our doorstep”

The festival is open to professionals and wannabe filmmakers.

Jakubeit says there is a vibrant and active arts community in the region, so the hope is that will engage more submissions.

“Films that are creatively artsy, funny, and less traditional or corporate than we’ve seen in the past. I’m excited about this year’s opportunity build community pride and be entertained.”

Filmmakers can submit one to three minute short films in one of two categories.

Liquid Libations: any film short concerning Okanagan wine, craft beer, distillery, cider, or juice/soda.

Okanagan Experience: any film short showcasing an Okanagan experience (such as but not limited to arts and culture or tourism)

Festival entry deadline will be Aug. 6. For more information visit www.reelpeachfest.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kelowna RCMP plan mini parade past KGH to recognize health care workers

Kelowna officers will flash lights and sounds both Saturday and Sunday night

Perry and Stanley awarded top UBC Okanagan rookies

The volleyball star and soccer star won the prize over Heat’s virtual awards banquet

Interior Health officials outline pandemic response in virtual town hall

Kelowna-Lake County MLA Norm Letnick moderates digital discussion, Q&A with Interior Health leadership

Second Vernon-area high school exposed to COVID-19

Kalamalka Secondary School staff, students urged to self-isolate if showing symptoms

Significant snowfall forecast for Interior mountain passes

Allison Pass, the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass and Kootenay Pass could see 15 to 25 cm of snow

UPDATE: Coronavirus concerns prompt event cancellations across the Okanagan

This is a running list of events cancelled across the Okanagan

Okanagan woman baking for those in need amid COVID-19

Vernon’s Crystal Hedlund launched a GoFundMe page to generate funds for baking materials

Okanagan distillery hands out thousands of sanitizer bottles, needs help in COVID-19 fight

Okanagan Springs is donating hand sanitizer to help fill COVID-induced shortages

B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care

Outbreak action underway in 12 long-term care homes

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

Vets expect to continue giving your fur buddies the help they need while social distancing

B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help

Just as integral in neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Surrey as they are in Prince George or Kelowna

‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand

About 400,000 of Canada’s 37 million residents give blood on a regular basis

Most Read