STELIP is thrilled to be part of Canadian Film Day for the second year in a row!
We have partnered with an organization based out of Toronto called REEL CANADA which focuses on supporting and showcasing Canadian Film. As part of their mandate REEL CANADA has been running NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY annually in April, allowing communities to show Canadian films royalty free to the public.
Last year STELIP and the Elgin County Library jumped on board for our first annual event, and had a great turn out. REEL CANADA liked what we were doing and allowed us to extend this into a community wide Film Festival!
The festival is FREE to the public and is being held April 20-24th throughout St. Thomas and Elgin County at various venues with a large opening night celebration taking place on on:
FREE REEL FEST OPENING NIGHT EVENT – Wednesday April 20th 6PM @ the Masonic Centre
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223831974636002/
The opening night movie: Tora
TORA follows a jaded city woman who inherits a lakeside property and is haunted by a little ghost girl. Through dreams and flashbacks of her new neighbor she discovers that the property was a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII and that the little girl died while in the camp.
The STELIP Event – Saturday April 23rd 6PM @ the YWCA
Movie: Double Happiness
Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to “save face”.
For more information check it out online:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reelfest/?fref=ts
For full list of films and events happening for our local REELFEST please go to