How long has the festival been operating?
This is our 15th year. The first festival was held in 1994.
What type of films are featured?
We showcase Canadian films:
Friday Night – General/Family type film
Saturday Night: Quirky/fun/comedy
Sunday Night: Serious drama/epic/weighty
As well as 2-3 short films per night by local filmmakers, students and animators
What time does it start?
Gates open for seating at 8:00pm
Pre show entertainment from 9:00 – 9:30 (In past years we have had: Belly dancing, mariachi band, East Indian dancers, jugglers and storytellers)
Short program begins at 9:30 pm
The feature film begins at 10:00 pm
Where does it take place?
The location is outdoors on the beach in Okanagan Lake Park on the east side of the Penticton Lakeside Resort on West Lakeshore Drive
What happens if it rains?
The show must go on… (bring an umbrella)
What are this years films?
This years’ films are still being voted on. As soon as the decisions have been made, the information will be posted here.
Where can I buy tickets?
You can purchase them from the Festival Office at #201-219 Main Street,
Telephone: 250.490.7886 or at Theos Restaurant 687 Main Street, Penticton
How much do they cost?
$10.00 for a single screening
$25.00 for a 3 day pass
$35.00 for a single evening family pass (2 adults, 2 children)
Do you have food for sale?
Popcorn, Candy, and beverages, including pop and bottled water.
Also, we will feature coffee from Fibonacci Roastery & Cafe and souvlaki from Theo’s
What should I bring?
Bring your beach blanket, lawn chair and warm clothing.
Were can I read reviews of this years movies?
Click here to read about this year’s films or check out the Internet Movie Database to read more: Breakfast with Scot , Normal, Away From Her
How can I get my movie shown at next years festival?
Visit our Submissions page for complete information
How can I become a volunteer at the festival?
Drop us an Email at: email@example.com and submit your name, or phone the office at 250.490.7886
How can I be part of the pre-show entertainment?
We are always interested in performers who are looking to showcase their talents.
Drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at 250.490.7886
If we boat down to Penticton can we anchor/moor our boat close to
the beach where the films are shown? If yes, who do we contact about moorage?
The Penticton Lakeside Hotel has moorage at no cost for Hotel Guests and patrons of the hotel’s restaurant. You must register your boat at the Front Desk of the Hotel. 250.493.8221
What are some of the past years films?
1994 – 1st Annual
The Date – Dir. Nikos Theodosakis
Road Kill – Dir. Bruce McDonald
Harmony Cats – Dir. Sandy Wilson
Perfectly Normal – Dir. Yves Simoneau
Going down the Road – Dir. Donald Shebib
32 Short Films about Glen Gould – Dir. Francois Girard
1995 – 2nd Annual
Tokyo Cowboy – Dir. Kathy Garneau
Going down the Road – Dir. Donald Shebib
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing – Dir. Paticia Rozema
1996 – 3rd Annual
Margaret’s Museum – Dir. Mort Ransen
Double Happiness – Dir. Mina Shum
Live Bait – Dir. Bruce Sweeney
1997 – 4th Annual
Falling Over Backwards – Dir. Mort Ransen
Kissed – Dir. Lynne Stopewich
The English Patient – Anthony Minghella
1998 – 5th Annual
Titanic – Dir. James Cameron
The Hanging Garden – Dir. Thom Fitzgerald
The Sweet Hereafter – Dir. Atom Egoyan
1999 – 6th Annual
2000 – 7th Annual
Touched – Dir. Mort Ransen
The Divine Ryans – Dir. Stephen Reynolds
Felicia’s Journey – Dir. Atom Egoyan
2001 – 8th Annual
Waydowntown – Dir. Gary Burns
Stuff – Dir. James Dunnison
New Waterford Girl – Dir. Alan Moyle
2002 – 9th Annual
On the Nose – Dir. David Caffrey
Come Together – Dir. Jeff MacPherson
Obichan’s Garden – Dir. Linda Ohama
2003 – 10th Annual
Bollywood/Hollywood – Dir. Deepa Mehta
Flower & Garnet – Dir. Keith Behrman
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner – Dir. Zacharias Kunuk
2004 – 11th Annual
The Delicate Art of Parking – Dir. Trent Carlson
Moving Malcom – Dir. Benjamin Ratner
The Snow Walker – Dir.Charles Martin Smith
2005 – 12th Annual
Saint Ralph – Dir. Michael McGowan
Phil The Alien – Dir. Rob Stefaniuk
Ill-Fated – Dir. Mark A Lewis
2006 – 13th Annual
Eve and the Firehorse – Dir. Julia Kwan (PG)
Siblings – Dir. David Weaver (14A)
Water – Dir. Deepa Mehta (PG)
2007 – 14th Annual
Monkey Warfare – Directed by Reg Harkema
Bon Cop Bad Cop – Directed by Erik Canuel
Manufactured Landscapes – Directed by Jennifer Baichwal With Edward Burtynsky