The FORT LANGLEY FILM FESTIVAL will host a compilation of shorts, docs and features submitted by award winning independent filmmakers on Saturday March 12th. An afternoon of Shorts submitted by local filmmakers will start the day followed by a Film Talk led by award winning filmmaker, Justin MacGregor with a sneak peak into the making of his new upcoming feature, The Founder Effect, filmed locally here in Fort Langley and surrounding communities. New and emerging filmmakers will get a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes when bringing a new script to the film festival circuit. The afternoon will end with a screening of the full length award winning documentary, Pave The Road, self shot over a decade by local resident Kelly Mason, a poetic memoir documenting her incredible journey to pave a new road, not only for the well-being of her broken family but for the planet itself within the jungles of Costa Rica. Filmmaker Kelly Mason and her children will be in attendance for a Q&A after the show.
The feature show Portraits from a Fire will be screened in the evening. This award winning Canadian Indigenous Film is a heartfelt comedy/drama coming of age tale about inherited trauma, family, acceptance and defiance. Director Trevor Mack, winner of Best BC Emerging Filmmaker at the 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival will be in attendance with Producer Rylan Friday for a Q&A after the show.
The screenings of the entries from the The Fort Flicks, a 48 hour film challenge held the weekend before and geared to student teams and talented filmmakers of all ages, will be held the evening before the festival day on Friday March 11th. The integration of student filmmakers collaborating alongside industry experts adds another mentorship component to the film festival.