Films by the Falls wins award at TIFF


KAWARTHA LAKES-Films by the Falls in Fenelon Falls has announced they won the “Best Promotion of a Canadian Film” award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Film Circuit Summit. The Movie they promoted so well was Maudie, a bio-pic about the life of Maud Lewis, a renowned Canadian Folk Artist.

Maudie screening in Fenelon Falls

Colleen Jenkinson, Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit thanked Diane Brook the event/sponsorship member as well as the two interns who started their social media and instagram campaigns. Max Jenkinson and Jake Purdy both attend FFSS.

The announcement was made at the season opener on Tuesday night. 100 people turned out for the premiere at Fenelon Falls Secondary School(FFSS). The opening night featured the movie Beatriz at Dinner starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow.

Films by the Falls are held the last Tuesday of the month from September to May, excluding December.

Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 by a group of volunteers that live in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film.

October’s event will feature a screening of the Danish movie “The Commune”. The screening will take place on Halloween night so organizers are encouraging everyone to dress up as their favorite movie character. In the spirit of Halloween they will have a special costume award for audience members dressed in the free-living / hippie style of the 70s in keeping with the theme of “The Commune”.  Trick or Treating will be sponsored by GRR8 Finds Market with treats from their candy counter.

The Commune
The spooky fun will take place at Fenelon Falls Secondary School – 66 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls, ON Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Feature Presentation begins at 7:30 pm 
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