The eighth Hamilton Film Festival continues at the historic Staircase Theatre Nov. 4-10.
The festival, which has been organized by Ancaster resident Nathan Fleet for the past six years, kicks off with a free gala event where filmmakers get a red-carpet style interview with the ubiquitous Katie Uhlmann while festival-goers talk candidly with the filmmakers, cast and crew.
This year the festival screens part five of the project JUXT. an ongoing movie where a filmmaker continues a short film left open-ended by the previous year’s maker. There are about 40 films from Hamilton and many of the Toronto-based films were shot in the city. The line-up also features several films from Ontario, with other selections from Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Iowa, Los Angeles, France, Australia, India, UK and Israel. Many of the people involved in the films are making the trip to Hamilton support their work.
Tickets are available online at the festival website and will be available at the Staircase box office a half-hour before each screening. Tickets range from $5, $8, $20 and seven film passes are available at $40 and all-access at $75. For more information, visit www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com.