For the second year in a row, the Reel Peach Film Festival is looking for entries. The festival is (surprise) part of the Penticton Peach Festival, running from August 3rd through 7th, and films will be shown in Okanagan Lake Park before the main act onstage each night. (Hey, it’s dark and there’s a crowd — movies are a natural.) Some 5000 viewers are expected to make up the audience.
Short films, which can also be commercials, need to run between one and three minutes. The subject matter should fall into one of two categories: Liquid Libations (which don’t have to be alcoholic, though the Okanagan is famous for those) and Okanagan Experience (which can mean anything from outdoor activities to shopping in markets to looking for Ogopogo). You get bonus points for featuring a Penticton theme or product, also for “experiences off the beaten path.” Sounds wide open. Anyway, the Okanagan has almost any kind of location you’d want to film in.
First, second, and third place prizes in each category are $1000 (plus a weekend at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino), $500, and $250.
There’s also an audience choice prize of $500.
The deadline to enter is midnight, July 31st. See the rest of the rules (and last year’s winning entries) here. (Or watch just one of them below — the first place winner in the Liquid Libations category, Larkyn Statten’s Real House Wines of BC. Did Burrowing Owl really have her tannins done?)
(Thanks to the Okanagan Film Commission for passing on the info via Facebook.)