This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Hamilton Film Festival with the Staircase Theatre. We continue to partner with festival director Nathan Fleet in celebrating and promoting independent local and international films. For more information about scheduled programming, workshops, awards and encore screenings please visit the Hamilton Film Festival website.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Hamilton Film Festival takes place in Ontario Canada at the historic Staircase Theatre. Hundreds of mainstream and independent films have been screened in the intimate theatre, which was the first LCD projector theatre to operate in Canada. A new screen has been added as well as HD projection! Theatre owner Hugh McLeod and the many staff and volunteers proudly support independent film and will continue to do so with this years 5th installment of the Hamilton Film Festival.
HFF09 introduced industry panels and awards, something that will continue this year. Last year OMNIVAC took home the Jury Choice award and THE YARD SALE claimed the Audience Choice award. Three films received a distribution offer as a direct result of our festival and panel discussion. This year our programmers will reach out further to bring more student and community based films to our festival. Social Media sites like facebook and twitter will offer up-to-the-minute updates throughout the year, especially during the festival. What a great feeling knowing that we have made it to our fifth anniversary, and it keeps getting better. – Nathan Fleet, Festival Director 2010